Federal Lawsuit

Woman Sues CPS, Claims Kindergartener Son Sexually Abused By ClassmateA woman has filed a federal lawsuit against the Chicago Public Schools and Chicago Board of Education, claiming school officials failed to protect her son, after learning the kindergartener was being sexually abused by a classmate.
Lesbian Police Officer Sues Markham For DiscriminationOfficer Brittney Jackson's complaint has alleged the harassment began when she joined the force in May 2010, and continued despite numerous complaints. She alleged one officer asked her why she didn't "give the men on the force a chance," and claimed another told her, "You need to stop this 'I'm gay' mess."
Lawsuit Seeks Partial Refund For Red Light TicketsA Chicago man has filed a lawsuit seeking class action status against the city’s former red light camera vendor, claiming the company should provide approximately $100 million in refunds to motorists caught by the cameras, because it only got the contract through bribery.
Man Behind Peoria Mayor Twitter Parody Suing Over Police RaidJon Daniel was behind the fake Twitter account @Peoriamayor, posting comments about sex and drugs, among other things. Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis called the posts “absolute filth.”
Rideshare Firms Ask Judge To Toss Cab Companies' LawsuitRidesharing companies competing with cab drivers for fares were fighting back against a federal lawsuit seeking to force the city to regulate the new business the same way as traditional cab companies.
Marine Reservist Sues Skokie P.D. For DiscriminationA Marine reservist who earned the Purple Heart during a tour in Iraq filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against his employer in north suburban Skokie, saying he was retaliated against due to his military obligations.
Former Employee Accuses Rutherford Of Sexual HarassmentEdmund Michalowski, who left Dan Rutherford’s state office earlier this month, claims the treasurer has made unwanted sexual advances toward him since 2011.
Man Cleared Of Double Murder Sues Chicago, PoliceA Chicago man released from prison last year after serving 20 years for a double homicide filed a federal lawsuit Monday alleging that officers beat him into confessing to the crime and suppressed evidence that proved his innocence.
Murray Developmental Center's Closure PostponedThe shuttering of a southern Illinois center for the developmentally disabled has been postponed due to a pending court case.
Internal Probe Finds Suburban Cop Lied About Sex Abuse CaseAn internal police inquiry into Justice police officer Carmen Scardine, accused in a federal lawsuit of forcing a woman to perform oral sex in his squad car, found that he broke department policy, abused his police powers, lied about the incident and may have violated the law, according to documents.
County Sued For Not Allowing Army Reservist To Make Pension ContributionsA federal lawsuit has been filed against Cook County and its employee pension fund claiming they violated federal law by failing to allow a U.S. Army Reserve member to contribute to her pension while serving in the armed forces.
Psychiatrist Accused Of Taking Kickbacks; Filing 140,000 False ClaimsA Chicago psychiatrist is accused in a federal lawsuit of taking illegal kickbacks from drug companies and submitting at least 140,000 false Medicare and Medicaid claims for antipsychotic medications he prescribed to thousands of mentally ill patients in area nursing homes.