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Investors allowed to continue pursuing AbbVie in Cook Co court over cancelled Shire acquisition

Scott Holland Oct. 16, 2017, 4:23pm

A group of investor funds will be allowed to continue their fraudulent concealment lawsuit against drugmaker AbbVie in Cook County Circuit Court after a federal judge in Chicago shot down AbbVie’s attempt to relocate to federal jurisdiction the lawsuit over AbbVie's cancelled acquisition of an Irish pharmaceutical company.

Alden Wentworth Rehab & Health Care Center, others accused of negligence

Louie Torres Oct. 16, 2017, 3:45am

An estate administrator is suing Alden Wentworth Rehab & Health Care Center and related entities for alleged negligence.

City of Chicago, others accused of malicious prosecution

Louie Torres Oct. 16, 2017, 3:30am

A man is suing the City of Chicago and police officers for alleged malicious prosecution.

Northwest Community Hospital, others accused of negligence, causing baby's cerebral palsy

Louie Torres Oct. 16, 2017, 3:00am

A woman and her infant child are suing Northwest Community Hospital, Gynecological & Obstetric Associates S.C. and doctors Madhuri Verma, Jill Placek and Josh Tunca for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Elmbrook Skilled Nursing Facility L.L.C., others allegedly failed to prevent woman from falling out of wheelchair

Louie Torres Oct. 16, 2017, 2:00am

A woman is suing Elmbrook Skilled Nursing Facility L.L.C., Elmbrook Healthcare & Rehabilitation Centre, Elmbrook Living & Rehab, The Grove of Elmhurst and Legacy Healthcare Network L.L.C. for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Loyola University Medical Center, doctors allegedly failed to prevent post-operative infection

Louie Torres Oct. 16, 2017, 1:00am

A woman is suing Loyola Medicine, Loyola University Medical Center and doctors Nicole Sprawka, Mary Lynn and Paula White for alleged negligence.

Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology S.C., doctor allegedly failed to recognize cancerous lesion

Louie Torres Oct. 14, 2017, 4:00am

A couple is suing Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology S.C. and Dr. Rachel Neems Pritzker for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Amita Health Medical Group, others allegedly failed to protect nerve during surgery

Louie Torres Oct. 14, 2017, 3:00am

A couple is suing Dr. Stoyan Kokocharov, Amita Health, Amita Health Medical Group and Amita Health Medical Care Group for alleged negligence.

Community First Medical Center, doctor accused of negligently performing hernia surgery

Louie Torres Oct. 14, 2017, 2:30am

A woman is suing Community First Medical Center and Dr. Athanasios Diniotis for alleged negligence.

Presence Saint Joseph Hospital, doctors accused of negligence

Louie Torres Oct. 14, 2017, 2:00am

A man is suing Dr. Abbas Y. Rampurwala, Dr. Mujahid Hussain and Presence Saint Joseph Hospital for alleged negligence in the treatment of his relative.

Alden Estates of Evanston allegedly failed to prevent coffee from being spilled on patient

Louie Torres Oct. 14, 2017, 1:00am

A woman is suing Alden Estates of Evanston for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Judge: 'Ministerial exception' gives church right to fire gay music director after he marries

DM Herra Oct. 13, 2017, 5:59pm

A man fired from his job at a suburban church after marrying another man lost the federal discrimination lawsuit he filed against the church and the Archdiocese of Chicago.

Illinois among top jurisdictions for growing number of TCPA class actions, new report shows

John Sammon Oct. 13, 2017, 5:35pm

The number of lawsuits targeting businesses under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) is surging, as many businesses struggle to "decipher and implement" the law's provisions amid a proliferation of modern technology, like smartphones and text messaging, says an attorney specializing in assisting clients on federal communications policy and enforcement.

Appeals panel: Attorney's 'fraud' means business owners can't sue ex-lawyers for malpractice

David Hutton Oct. 13, 2017, 5:12pm

For a second time, the Illinois First District Appellate Court has heard an appeal in an ongoing legal malpractice lawsuit. And this time, justices agreed the plaintiffs' lawyer's alleged mishandling of the case should cost them the chance to proceed against the lawyers they blamed for costing them the chance to sue their ex-lawyers for allegedly exposing them to penalties under state regulatory actions.

Appeals panel nixes home care workers' class action vs union over unconstitutional forced fee payment

Jonathan Bilyk Oct. 13, 2017, 3:34pm

Non-union home care providers who for years had fees, worth an estimated $32 million, illegally and unconstitutionally taken by the state of Illinois and funneled to a union should not be allowed to bring a class action against that union to get their money back, because courts can’t determine how many of those caregivers may have actually supported the union, a federal appeals court has ruled.

Cook County, officials accused of charging unlawful court fees

Louie Torres Oct. 13, 2017, 5:00am

A woman has filed a class action lawsuit against Cook County Circuit Clerk Dorothy Brown, Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas and Cook County, alleging they force litigants to pay unconstitutional fees.

All Around Amusement Inc., others accused of negligently maintaining ride stairs

Louie Torres Oct. 13, 2017, 3:30am

A woman is suing All Around Amusement Inc., the Catholic Bishop of Chicago and St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Midway Neurological and Rehabilitation Center, Mobile Intervention and Diagnostic accused over patient death

Louie Torres Oct. 13, 2017, 3:00am

A woman is suing Midway Neurological and Rehabilitation Center and Mobile Intervention and Diagnostic for liability and negligence over the death of a relative.

Loyola University Medical Center, doctors accused of failing to provide necessary treatment

Louie Torres Oct. 13, 2017, 2:30am

A man is suing Loyola University Medical Center and doctors Gerard Abood, Thomas Smith, Hieu H. Ton-That, Adrian Dombrowlsky and Geoffrey Vana for alleged negligence.

A & J Roofing Inc. accused of negligence

Louie Torres Oct. 13, 2017, 2:00am

A man is suing A & J Roofing Inc. for alleged negligence.