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Jury awards $455,563 judgment against CVS Pharmacy

CROWN POINT | A Lake Superior Court jury has awarded a Hobart couple a $455,563 judgment in a slip-and-fall case.

October 24, 2013 7:30 pm

Lake County cop alleges McDonald's worker spit on his chicken wrap

CROWN POINT | A Lake County police officer sued a local McDonald's alleging an employee spit on his chicken wrap and dropped it on the floor.

April 25, 2013 6:00 pm

Judge grants motion to dismiss suit against Gary library board

HAMMOND | A federal judge dismissed a civil lawsuit Gary residents had filed against the city's library board of trustees to prevent the main library from being turned into a museum, according to court documents filed Wednesday. 

June 27, 2012 8:15 pm

East Chicago settles retaliation and discrimination lawsuit

HAMMOND | An undisclosed settlement has been reached in the discrimination and retaliation case of a former East Chicago employee who sued the city, its former mayor and human services director.

April 23, 2012 9:15 pm

Gino's East sues Highland, Mishawaka franchisees

HAMMOND| Gino's East is suing a Highland and Mishawaka franchisee for copyright infringement, claiming the locations have continued to use the company's branding after it terminated the franchise agreements weeks ago.

March 14, 2012 2:48 pm

Federal lawsuit against local pharmacy is 'witch hunt,' lawyer says

HAMMOND | The day after the federal government filed a civil suit against a local pharmacy claiming it did not properly document its prescriptions, the pharmacy's attorney has called the suit a "witch hunt."

March 01, 2012 8:00 pm

Baptist church sues village of Lansing

CHICAGO | Chicagoland Baptist Church is suing Lansing, claiming the village is trying to keep the church from using a VFW hall, according to a complaint filed in federal court Tuesday.

February 29, 2012 4:26 pm

Injured Iraq veteran sues Dyer firm over firing

HAMMOND | A Lake County man is suing Dyer's Hadady Corp., claiming he was terminated because he was a member of Indiana's National Guard. 

February 01, 2012 6:45 pm

E.C. plaintiff settles in Pabey administration 'retaliation' case

HAMMOND | One of six plaintiffs alleging political retaliation under former East Chicago Mayor George Pabey's administration reached a settlement Tuesday with the city, and two more plaintiffs are expected to settle soon.

January 11, 2012 2:26 pm
Kidnapping suspect tries suing prosecutor for $1.2M

Kidnapping suspect tries suing prosecutor for $1.2M

HAMMOND | In a slew of 22 motions filed over two days, a Kansas man accused of kidnapping a family member and bribing her to change her statements is now trying to sue the case's prosecutor for $1.2 million. 

December 14, 2011 6:00 pm Photos


Woman accuses former co-workers of wrapping her in plastic

PORTAGE | A woman is suing her former employer, claiming her Portage co-workers wrapped her in packing plastic, paraded her around a warehouse and left her on a wooden pallet.

November 21, 2011 9:00 pm

Trial from 2006 crash under way

HAMMOND | A federal jury is hearing the case of a Portage diabetic who claims a former Burns Harbor police chief used excessive force against him, breaking his hip.

October 26, 2011 8:00 pm

Disabled Chicago man held in county jail sues sheriff for civil rights violation

HAMMOND | A semi-quadriplegic Chicago man filed a federal civil lawsuit Monday against Lake County Sheriff John Buncich for allegedly violating the Americans With Disabilities Act.

August 01, 2011 4:47 pm

Daughter's death sparks suit v. trucker

CROWN POINT | The parents of a St. John woman killed in a collision with a truck hauling livestock have sued the truck driver.

July 28, 2011 6:14 pm
Weinberger to pay $13 million in civil suit

Weinberger to pay $13 million in civil suit

On Thursday night a jury found Dr. Mark Weinberger liable in the death of a Valparaiso patient.

March 25, 2011 2:58 am

Region women sue Vegas resort for bed bug bites

HAMMOND | Lake and Porter County women are suing a Las Vegas resort, claiming they were subjected to a bed bug infestation and asking for $750,000 in damages.

March 04, 2011 12:00 am

Porter Co. man sues Highland company for racial discrimination, assault and battery

HAMMOND | A Porter County man is suing an industrial cleaning contractor, claiming his supervisor head-butted him, stole his lunch and reduced his hours because he is Mexican, according to court records.

March 01, 2011 6:00 pm

Hammond couple files discrimination, harassment lawsuit against Gary construction company

HAMMOND | A white and Mexican Hammond couple are suing a Gary construction company, claiming it did nothing to remedy a hostile work environment where the pair were allegedly harassed for marrying outside their race.

February 24, 2011 3:13 pm

Family wants C.P. to pay for child's private education

HAMMOND | Parents of a hearing-impaired fifth-grader with a learning disability are suing Crown Point Community School Corp., claiming it failed to provide the child with an adequate educational program.

February 22, 2011 12:00 am

Former Merrillville woman sues DEA, Crown Point, Lake County HIDTA for employment discrimination

HAMMOND | A former Merrillville woman who claims she was fired from the Lake County High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area task force because of her sexual orientation is suing the agencies associated with the federal group.

February 10, 2011 12:00 am
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