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IL Supreme Court says ambiguous language in insurance policies doesn’t necessarily ‘stack’ liability limits in multi-vehicle accidents

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A unanimous Illinois Supreme Court ruled a school bus driver hurt in a fatal multivehicle pileup on Interstate 74 in McLean County can’t stack liability coverage in order to run a payout up to $7 million. Justice Elizabeth Rochford wrote the opinion filed May 23, affirming an appellate court’s ruling that reversed the initial opinion of a circuit court judge….

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Parents Allege ALDI’s Baby Food Contains Dangerous Levels of Toxic Metals

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ALDI, Inc. Faces Class Action Complaint Over Alleged Toxic Metals in Baby Food On May 28, 2024, a class action complaint was filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois by plaintiffs Adele Hoffman, Jennifer Oshier, and Rhea Sabile against ALDI, Inc., doing business as Little Journey. The plaintiffs allege that ALDI’s baby food products…

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Parents sue obstetrician over alleged negligence during childbirth resulting in permanent injury

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In a recent court filing, plaintiffs Ariana Williams and Brandon Steels have lodged a medical malpractice complaint against Dr. Joseph Thomas, an obstetrician, alleging that his actions during the delivery of their son, Jarron Steels, resulted in permanent injuries. The complaint was filed on May 24, 2024, in the Circuit Court of Cook County. The plaintiffs claim that Dr. Thomas’s…

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Family of woman hurt in laundry room gas vapor explosion can’t use IL enviro law to sue gas station owners

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The Illinois Supreme Court says a woman who was severely injured in an explosion caused by gasoline vapors that had traveled through a sewer pipe to the laundry room of her condo building from a gas station more than a mile away can’t use an Illinois environmental protection law to sue the owners of the gas station for allegedly allowing…

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Woman sues Dollar Tree Stores for Negligence Resulting in Slip and Fall Accident

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In the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, a lawsuit has been filed by plaintiff Mayada S. Ayoub against Dollar Tree Stores, Inc. The case ID is 2024L002788 and was filed on March 14, 2024. The complaint alleges premises liability and negligence on part of the defendant. Represented by Breen Goril Law, Ayoub claims that on September 14, 2022, she…

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Woman sues NuWave for severe burns caused by defective pressure cooker

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Evelyn Recinos has filed a lawsuit against NuWave, LLC in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, under case number 1:24-cv-03910, on May 14, 2024. The lawsuit centers around injuries Recinos sustained from using a NuWave pressure cooker that allegedly malfunctioned. According to the complaint, Recinos suffered first- and second-degree burns to both legs on June…

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Family Sues Mead Johnson Over Premature Infant’s Severe Illness Linked to Formula

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In the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Chicago Division, case number 1:24-cv-03858 was filed on May 13, 2024. Plaintiff Teddi House, individually and as parent and next friend of Nevaiah Mayle, a minor, is suing defendants Mead Johnson & Company, LLC and Mead Johnson Nutrition Company. The lawsuit centers around injuries suffered by Baby Nevaiah…

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Zantac Not a Cause of Woman’s Cancer, Jury Says in First Trial Over Drug

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A jury in Chicago on Thursday rejected an Illinois woman’s claim that the now discontinued heartburn drug Zantac caused her colon cancer, in the first trial out of thousands of lawsuits making similar allegations. The jury in Cook County, Illinois circuit court agreed with arguments from drugmakers GSK and Boehringer Ingelheim that the plaintiff, 89-year-old Illinois resident Angela Valadez, had…

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Man accuses Illinois Central Railroad Company of Negligence

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Alberto Gonzalez has filed a lawsuit against the Illinois Central Railroad Company (ICRR) in the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois. The case, identified as 1:24-cv-03573, was filed on May 2, 2024. Gonzalez alleges that ICRR failed to provide him with a safe work environment and equipment, leading to his injury. Represented by Casey Jones Law Firm and…

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