Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Michael Jackson’s Doctor Dismissed

Joe Jackson, Michael Jackson’s father, has dismissed his wrongful death lawsuit against the singer’s doctor, Conrad Murray, who was convicted of causing his death. Court filings show that Joe Jackson filed a request for dismissal and that it was granted. No reason was given, but two attorneys working on the case were found ineligible to …

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Switching Surgeons Leads to Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Two recent Chicago medical malpractice lawsuits have been filed over the same alleged misdeed: patients were operated on by a different surgeon from the one they were promised. Patients sometimes go to great lengths to seek out a surgeon with particular skills and experience to perform their operation, but find later that someone else actually …

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Drew Peterson Seeks to Dismiss Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Drew Peterson’s lawyers have filed a motion to dismiss a wrongful death lawsuit against the former Bolingbrook police officer, who was found guilty of murdering his third wife. The action came just days after Peterson’s conviction. Peterson was convicted of the 2004 drowning of Kathleen Savio. Peterson and Savio’s two sons requested that their names …

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Chicago Cabdriver Receives Citations for Fatal Car Accident

Police said that a Chicago cabdriver received several citations in relation to a recent crash that killed a pedestrian. The cabdriver had been a licensed public chauffeur in Chicago since 1987. According to police, he was cited for multiple violations, including speeding, negligent driving, driving on the sidewalk and disobeying a red traffic signal. According …

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Mother of Woman Who Died After Abortion Files Lawsuit Against Planned Parenthood

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against Planned Parenthood and Northwestern Memorial Hospital by the mother of a woman who died shortly after she had an abortion in July. According to the Cook County Medical Examiner, Tonya Reaves experienced hemorrhaging at a Michigan Avenue Planned Parenthood clinic and died shortly afterward at Northwestern. An …

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Illinois Acts to Safeguard Illinois Judges

4SUH6ZBUUF4R Beginning on September 22, judges in Illinois will be able to have personal information removed from websites and public documents. Governor Pat Quinn has signed the Michael Lefkow and Donna Humphrey Judicial Privacy Improvement Act of 2012. The law is named after the husband and mother of U.S. District Judge Joan Lefkow, who were …

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Joyce Meyer Ministries Asks Judge to Dismiss Wrongful Death Suit

Joyce Meyer Ministries has asked an Illinois judge to dismiss a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of Sheri Coleman who, along with her two sons, were murdered in 2009 by her husband Christopher Coleman. A St. Clair County judge heard arguments in Monroe County on why the case should be dismissed. Christopher Coleman …

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New Crash Tests Show Most Luxury Cars Do Not Perform Well

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has developed a new frontal crash test, and the majority of midsize luxury cars have received poor marks. The test creates a simulation of what occurs when an automobile strikes another car or a stationary object such as a tree. The test uses a five-foot barrier, striking 25 percent …

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Jury Awards $78.5 Million in Birth Injury Case

A Pennsylvania jury awarded $78.5 million to a mother whose baby suffered a brain injury, finding that the child’s brain damage was the result of medical malpractice. The mother, Victoria Upsey, filed suit against Pottsdown Memorial Medical Center in Pennsylvania, as well as the medical professionals that attended her child’s delivery. Upsey was admitted to …

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AIG to Pay Illinois $3.7 Million in Workers’ Comp Settlement

American International Group (AIG), the multinational insurance company, will pay state regulators millions of dollars in a settlement based on the corporation’s misreporting of workers’ compensation premiums. The company will pay $146 million, with the state of Illinois receiving $3.7 million of the total. Every state and the District of Columbia participated in a probe …

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