Ex-employee settles lawsuit with Milk Shake Factory

By Brian Bowling Friday, July 11, 2014, 11:36 a.m. A former general manager of The Milk Shake Factory on Carson Street has settled her lawsuit claiming she was fired for refusing to discriminate against male and minority job applicants. Denise Beloncis, 44, of Crafton Heights said in the lawsuit that her supervisor at Edward Marc […]

Lafayette officer facing federal lawsuit after wheelchair incident

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – A Lafayette man has filed a federal lawsuit after a police officer pushed him over in a wheelchair. The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court of Northern Indiana on behalf of 25-year-old Nicholas Kincade on Thursday. Kincade was in a motorized wheelchair after being in an accident. The lawsuit […]

Chicago files suit against major narcotics makers

By Peter Frost Tribune staff reporter 8:29 a.m. CDT, June 3, 2014 The City of Chicago has filed suit against five of the world’s largest narcotics manufacturers, accusing the companies of concealing the health risks associated with a class of potent painkillers in order to boost profits. Filed in Cook County Circuit Court on Monday, […]

Why Former Bears tackle Keith Van Horne is Suing the NFL

Former Bears tackle Keith Van Horne is battling heart conditions and bouts of extreme dizziness. He blames team doctors for issuing excessive doses of painkillers and no warning about the risks Three weeks ago, another lawsuit was directed at the NFL. Eight retired players were named in a class-action complaint (Marcellus Wiley was later added […]

‘Dixmoor 5′ Settle Lawsuit Against State Police For $40M

Mike Krauser CHICAGO (CBS) – Five men wrongfully convicted of rape and murder in the infamous “Dixmoor 5” case have agreed to settle their federal lawsuit against Illinois State Police for $40 million. WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports attorneys for James Harden, Jonathan Barr, Robert Taylor, Robert Veal, and Shainne Sharp planned to formally announce […]

Wrigley rooftops lose defamation lawsuit

A Cook County judge has thrown out a defamation lawsuit filed by owners of several Wrigley Field rooftop buildings against sports consultant Marc Ganis. Circuit Judge William Gomolinski ruled today that Mr. Ganis’ words were constitutionally protected free expression and that they did not damage owners’ ability to do business. The judge dismissed a case […]

Dating app Tinder sued for sexual harassment

Jessica Guynn, USATODAY 9:55 p.m. EDT June 30, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — Popular mobile dating app Tinder is being sued for sexual harassment and discrimination by a former marketing executive. Whitney Wolfe, Tinder’s former marketing vice president, claims she was subjected to a pattern of abusive behavior including inappropriate private messages from a company co-founder […]

Husband of Chicago bicyclist fatally struck files lawsuit

By Mitch Smith Tribune reporter 7:28 p.m. CDT, June 26, 2014 The husband of a bicyclist killed in a hit-and-run collision on the South Side last month is suing the driver charged with driving the van that killed the man’s wife. Su Ai Xie died May 29 just minutes after a vehicle hit her in […]

Ex-Des Plaines cop says reporting misconduct cost him his job

Lawsuit says former deputy chief forced into retirement By Jonathan Bullington, Chicago Tribune reporter August 17, 2012 A former Des Plaines deputy police chief has sued the city and its former and current top officials, claiming he was forced to retire as retaliation for reporting the alleged misconduct of a police officer. In the recently […]

Ex-Daley security officers sue over transfers

Replacements had worked for Emanuel’s campaign, cops allege By Annie Sweeney, Chicago Tribune reporter 6:51 a.m. CDT, August 16, 2012 Eleven Chicago police officers who were removed from Mayor Rahm Emanuel‘s security detail when he took office have filed a federal lawsuit alleging they were replaced by officers who had volunteered on the mayor’s campaign. […]

Judge tosses lawsuit over FBI surveillance of California mosques

August 14, 2012|By Dan Whitcomb | Reuters LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit charging that the FBI violated civil liberties by sending an informant into several California mosques to spy on U.S. Muslims, ruling that allowing the case to proceed could risk disclosure of government secrets. U.S. District Judge […]

Many luxury cars flunk new type of crash test

When a car’s front corner hits something, what happens? The driver often gets seriously injured, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s new crash test finds. By Jerry Hirsch Chicago Tribune reporter Results of a new crash test that focused on luxury cars are raising worries that most vehicles may not be able to provide protection […]

Ex-judge wants more from CHA settlement in 3-year-old’s death

BY TIM NOVAK Staff Reporter tnovak@suntimes.com August 12, 2012 11:24PM I t’s been four years since an iron gate fell at a Chicago Housing Authority project, crushing 3-year-old Curtis Cooper as he pedaled his tricycle. But the legal battles that arose following the little boy’s death continue, now extending longer than his entire life. After […]

Lawsuit filed over fatal Megabus crash near Union Station

BY TINA SFONDELES Transportation Reporter tsfondeles@suntimes.com August 10, 2012 1:10PM Lawyers for the family of a 76-year-old woman killed by a Megabus outside Union Station this week are questioning whether bus drivers for the company are being properly trained on the dangers of blind spots while making left turns. Donna Halstead’s death on Tuesday while […]

Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano favored women pals for jobs: lawsuit

By BRUCE GOLDING Last Updated: 6:10 AM, August 10, 2012 A veteran US law-enforcement official has filed a blockbuster discrimination lawsuit against Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, charging she pushed him aside to make way for a less-qualified woman who’s “enjoyed a long-standing relationship” with the anti-terror chief. That woman, Dora Schriro, was later appointed […]

Megabus settles lawsuit in 2010 Chicago incident

The Associated Press Published: Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012 – 1:11 am CHICAGO — Megabus has agreed to pay $5.1 million to the family of a man who was struck by a bus as he crossed a downtown Chicago street in 2010. Wes Krueger of South Holland was in the crosswalk when the bus hit him. […]

Lawsuit: IHSA subject to Americans with Disabilities Act

August 06, 2012 10:26 pm, By Edith Brady-Lunny | eblunny@pantagraph.com CHICAGO — The Illinois High School Association should be required to provide equal competition opportunities for athletes with disabilities, according to arguments filed by the U.S. Department of Justice in a federal lawsuit pending against the Bloomington-based organization. The Statement of Interest by federal prosecutors […]

Richard Dent plans to join concussion lawsuit

Former Bears defensive end Richard Dent hasn’t done so officially, but the Hall of Famer told the Sun-Times he’s planning to join one of the concussion lawsuits against the NFL. “I think it’d be nice if all the players could go up under one and represent all the players,” Dent said recently. “Obviously, everybody wants […]

Chicago cop testifies about raid on his apartment

Officer says gun team got warrant to search his home based on faulty information By Annie Sweeney, Chicago Tribune reporter August 5, 2012 Four officers had their guns pointed at him in his living room. His two young boys were crying, and his wife and mother were screaming. Officer Markee Cooper Sr. raised one hand […]

Chicago food truck sues City of Evanston

August 7, 2012 Owners of a local Chicago food truck are filing a lawsuit against the city of Evanston, accusing the city of discriminating against their business. An Evanston ordinance prohibits food truck owners from setting up shop unless they also own a brick and mortar restaurant. Gabriel Wiesen and James Nuccio own the food […]

Elderly couple to get $300,000 in excessive force suit against McHenry sheriff’s office

August 07, 2012|By Robert McCoppin, Chicago Tribune reporter An elderly couple will get $300,000 to drop a lawsuit against the McHenry County sheriff’s office over claims that deputies illegally entered their house and injured them while arresting their son, officials revealed Tuesday. Jerome Pavlin is due to get $100,000, and Carla Pavlin $200,000 in the […]

Coast Guard investigating tour boat accident on Chicago River

7-Aug-12 – The U.S. Coast Guard will try to figure out why the engine on a brand new sightseeing boat failed late Monday afternoon, sending the boat crashing into a concrete dock near Michigan Avenue and injuring nine people. At about 5:30 p.m., the Lila, delivered to Wendella Boats last Wednesday, was docking just west […]

Cicero settles lawsuit over transgender harassment


Associated Press August 8, 2012 9:14AM Cicero has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by a transgender woman who claimed she was harassed by police officers. The People’s Law Office says the town will pay the woman $10,000 and adopt a policy outlining how police treat transgender people. Bianca Feliciano says she was illegally stopped, […]

Pfizer settles foreign bribery charges


By James O’Toole @CNNMoney August 7, 2012 NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer will pay $60 million to settle charges that it paid millions in bribes to foreign officials, federal authorities announced Tuesday. Pfizer will pay roughly $45 million to the Securities and Exchange Commission to settle charges that the company, along with fellow […]

Eatery settles wrongful death suit for $1.1 million

Harriet McLeod Reuters 2:25 p.m. CDT, August 6, 2012 CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) – The owner of a South Carolina restaurant has agreed to pay $1.1 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a man killed last December in a fiery car crash. Quentin Gregory Miller, 32, died on December […]

Deputies’ Suit Against Dart Goes to Trial

A federal lawsuit being heard in Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer‘s courtroom this week alleges that nearly two dozen deputies were punished because they didn’t support Sheriff Tom Dart’s 2006 election bid. Cook County Sheriff Lt. Doug Zimny and nearly two dozen other deputies say they’ve been punished through “denials of promotions, discipline, being put back in […]

Slip and Fall Cases – Chicago Lawyer Jeffrey Friedman, P.C.

Slip and fall cases, often referred to as premises liability cases, require a careful understanding of the interplay between the facts and Illinois law. If you have fallen on someone else’s property, that doesn’t mean they are responsible for your damages. You still have to establish why you fell, and show that the property owner […]