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Raspberry Falls Residents Seek To Drop Lawsuit After Tainted Water Claims

It is not yet clear whether the $300 million lawsuit filed by a residents in the Raspberry Falls subdivision north of Leesburg will move forward to trial. In a hearing last week Ted Yoakam, the attorney representing the residents, made an oral motion to non-suit the lawsuit, which, if granted, would stop all the proceedings […]

Family Brings Lawsuit after Mother is Set on Fire During Surgery

The family of Selah Schulze has filed suit in Grayson County, Texas, alleging Ms. Schulze sustained injuries when she was caught on fire during a routine operation. Defendants include Texoma Medical Center, surgeon Dr. Robert Wilcott, and anesthesiologist Dr. Mark Villareal. Kay L. Van Wey of Van Wey Law, PLLC, is representing the family of […]

Military museum’s model chopper hit woman, suit claims

CHICAGO — A Cook County husband and wife are suing the Russell Military Museum after the woman allegedly was struck by the spinning blades of a model helicopter during a live demonstration. On July 11, 2009, Agnieszka Wlodek was watching a live demonstration of “a flying, steel bodied, model military helicopter” at the museum, 43363 […]

Michael Jackson Wrongful Death Suit Vs. AEG Can Proceed, Judge Rules – Music, Celebrity, Artist News

Katherine Jackson and family are pursuing a claim against concert promoter. By Gil Kaufman When he was alive, Michael Jackson was forever embroiled in a series of complex and expensive-sounding lawsuits. But even in death, the late King of Pop is the subject of major legal action. None could potentially be bigger than the wrongful […]

$5 million awarded in wrongful death lawsuit

Steve Stout OSF St. Francis Healthcare Systems based in Peoria has agreed to a settlement of $5 million with the estate of Richard J. Berry of Streator relating to a wrongful death lawsuit stemming from Berry’s death in December, 2009. Circuit Judge Joseph Hettel approved the settlement and dismissed the case this week. On Dec. […]

Peoples Energy accuses Tetzlaff, firm of malpractice in Enron case

By: Joseph B. Cahill and Todd J. Behme December 16, 2010 (Crain’s) — Peoples Energy sued high-profile Chicago lawyer Theodore Tetzlaff on Wednesday for malpractice, alleging he authorized the destruction of documents in a class-action suit in violation of a court order. The lawsuit, which also names Mr. Tetzlaff’s firm, Ungaretti & Harris LLP, seeks […]

Crestwood reaches deal in tainted drinking water lawsuit

Residents of south suburb will get $500K, plus free trash pickup, vehicle stickers and business licenses for 2 years December 10, 2010| By Michael Hawthorne, Tribune reporter Crestwood will pay residents $500,000 to settle one of the class action lawsuits filed against the south suburb for secretly pumping contaminated water to households for more than […]

Supreme Court to hear Walmart case

By Jonathan Birchall in New York Published: December 7 2010 01:34 | Last updated: December 7 2010 01:34 The US Supreme Court is to decide whether the largest class action employment lawsuit in US history can proceed against Walmart, the discount retailer, in a case that is being closely watched by other large corporate employers. […]

Ex-Kaplan employee alleges company framed him after he became a whistle-blower

Trial begins Monday for Ben Wilcox, a former dean at Kaplan who is accused of sending threatening e-mails to Kaplan students, employees and executives Ameet Sachdev Chicago Law, November 30, 2010 A trial opened Monday in a Chicago federal courtroom against an alleged computer hacker that promises to reveal more than the details of a […]

Victims of childhood sexual abuse have more time to sue

The statute of limitations, or deadline, for filing a lawsuit for childhood sex abuse in Illinois will increase to 20 years. Currently, the deadline is ten years, and in some cases five years. Under the new law, a victim has 20 years from the day they turn 18, or 20 years from the time when […]

Lawyer Lies, Part 2

Michael Helfand on 10.26.10 Every day this week I’m discussing a different lie told by attorneys in the Chicago area. Today’s lie is: You can’t fire me! While in the best scenario you’d never need to find a new attorney, I’m blown away by the number of lawyers who make their clients believe that they […]

Freak Accidents: They Can Happen To You

Posted by Mark Bello November 09, 2010 6:36 PM Lost in the discussion about big business interests and creating an economic climate that will encourage big business to create jobs, lost in the US Chamber of Commerce’s phony campaign against trial lawyers and accident victims, lost in political rhetoric about fixing a false “problem” that […]