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Man beaten on E. St. Louis train platform's stairs can sue transit agency; No tort immunity: Appeals panel

By Scott Holland | Dec 11, 2018

A downstate appeals court determined a St. Louis area transit agency can’t shield itself from a lawsuit brought by a man who was beaten on a train platform’s staircase on his way to board a train.

Pedestrian seeks damages from driver, Symphony Financial Services, Maestro Consulting Services for injuries

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 6, 2018

A pedestrian is seeking damages from a driver and her employers after he was allegedly struck while crossing a Chicago street.

Morton Grove gym goer alleges sharp object on machine cut head

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 30, 2018

A woman alleges she sustained a cut to her head while using a machine at a Morton Grove gym.

Administrator: Linger Martini Bar allegedly failed to provide proper security on night when woman was shot, killed

By Bree Gonzales | Nov 30, 2018

The estate administrator for a woman who was shot and killed after leaving an Oak Forest bar alleges the establishment did not have adequate security.

Trial lawyers: EPA admission of fault in Sterigenics emissions measuring won't matter to lawsuits vs company

By Jonathan Bilyk | Nov 30, 2018

As federal environmental regulators reassess their controversial measurements of emissions from the Sterigenics plant in Willowbrook, a group of lawyers representing Willowbrook residents are continuing unfazed in their lawsuits against the company, based largely on findings in a federal report that relied heavily on the allegedly faulty data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Man sues Hearts Partnership club after shot in chest at nightclub

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 28, 2018

A patron shot at a Chicago nightclub alleges the business did not have any trained security on the premises.

Ultra Foods employee alleges pallet jack caused foot injuries

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 28, 2018

A Calumet Park resident alleges she was injured when a pallet jack was lowered onto her foot.

Federal judge OKs addition of local store employee to lawsuit vs Home Depot over saw blade accident

By John Sammon | Nov 28, 2018

A man injured by a circular saw blade in an alleged accident during a home improvement project has won the right to take his lawsuit against retailer Home Depot back to Cook County court after a federal judge cut up Home Depot's attempt to stop the plaintiff from adding one of its local store employees as a defendant, ending the retailer's bid to keep the matter in federal court.

Appeals court: Woman failed to prove fall on icy stairs caused by Chicago apartment building's faulty gutters

By John Breslin | Nov 26, 2018

A woman who claimed her fall on the back steps of an apartment building was caused by an unnatural accumulation of ice has failed in her appeal to overturn a judge's decision in favor of the building owners.

Airlines sued by Addison resident over plane crash in Mexico

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 26, 2018

An Addison woman is seeking damages from two airlines after she allegedly was injured in a plane crash in Mexico.

Passenger alleges she was injured on flight from Mexico to Chicago

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 23, 2018

A Cook County resident alleges she was injured on a flight from Mexico to Chicago because of the weather conditions.

Passenger alleges Blue Line Train departed while arm was stuck in door, caused fall

By Bree Gonzales | Nov 12, 2018

A woman is seeking damages from the Chicago Transit Authority over allegations she was caused to fall when a train began to leave the station while her arm was trapped in the door.

Appeals court: No new trial for man who sued Hyatt, others, over trip-and-fall at trade show

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 12, 2018

A state appeals panel says a man won't get a new trial in his lawsuit against the Hyatt Regency hotel in Chicago, saying a Cook County jury was not wrong in finding him 100 percent responsible for the injuries he says he suffered when he tripped and fell over a missing floor tile covered by carpet.

Gym member alleges he was sexually assaulted by another gym member at XSport Fitness

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 12, 2018

A Cook County man alleges he was sexually assaulted while showering at a Chicago gym.

Woman alleges AMB Industry Groups valet driver struck her while she walking out of facility

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 9, 2018

A woman alleges a valet driver struck her while she was leaving a medical facility in Chicago.

Former EJ&E Railway trackman alleges exposure to substances on job caused cancer

By Bree Gonzales | Nov 9, 2018

A Lynwood man formerly employed as a railroad trackman alleges exposure to toxic substances during his employment caused him to develop cancer.

Wrongful death suit filed against driver over fatal Elgin truck collision

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 6, 2018

A wrongful death suit has been filed against the driver in a Mack truck who allegedly failed to obey a traffic control device in a collision in Elgin.

Exposure to chemical food additives caused respiratory injuries, Kane County couple alleges

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 2, 2018

A Kane County couple alleges they suffered respiratory injuries as a result of exposure to two chemical food additives.

Cigarette smoker blames Philip Morris, other tobacco companies for laryngeal cancer

By Bree Gonzales | Nov 1, 2018

A Cook County man has sued a group of tobacco companies, alleging he was unaware that exposure to cigarettes would cause him to develop cancer and other diseases associated with smoking cigarettes.

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