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Cook County Lawsuits

Lawsuit Claims First Graders Were Handcuffed, Told They Were Going To Prison

Posted 10.31.2011 | Chicago

The family of a first grade Chicago Public Schools student who was reportedly handcuffed and told he was going to prison for talking during class file...

Woman Sues, Hit In The Head With Armrest While Answering Cell Phone During Movie

Chicago Sun-Times | Elliott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

This is a cautionary tale about the perils of answering a cellphone in a theater as the movie's rolling. Taj Showers, settling in for a matinee wit...

Chuck E. Cheese Sued Over Air Hockey Puck

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A woman is suing Chuck E. Cheese after allegedly being hit in the head with an air hockey puck at the children's entertainment joint. Reyna Mason c...

Frivolous Lawsuits Costing Cook County Millions: Study

Daily Herald | Ted Cox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An Illinois legal-reform group released a study Wednesday suggesting Cook County is squandering millions of dollars annually with a lax approach to fi...

County Agrees To Pay Custodian $14K For Toilet Paper Injury

Chicago Sun-Times | LISA DONOVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County taxpayers will write a $14,022 check to a custodian who claims she twice injured her back by "reaching around to pick up a piece of toilet...