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Karmeier selected to serve as next chief justice of Illinois Supreme Court

Ann Maher Sep. 19, 2016, 2:25pm

Justice Lloyd A. Karmeier will be the next chief justice of the Illinois Supreme Court.

US Supreme Court refuses to revive overturned $10 billion tobacco verdict vs Philip Morris

Ann Maher Jun. 20, 2016, 1:23pm

The U.S. Supreme Court has denied review of an Illinois Supreme Court decision that cleared tobacco company Philip Morris of a $10 billion judgment. On June 20, the justices rejected a petition from plaintiff Sharon Price, who won the judgment in the court of former Madison County circuit judge Nicholas Byron in 2003. The Supreme Court had denied review of the same case in 2006, after the Illinois Supreme Court reversed Byron.

Supreme Court rejects latest attempt to revive $5.4 billion judgment in Price vs Philip Morris

Ann Maher Jan. 12, 2016, 7:31pm

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Supreme Court has denied attorney Stephen Tillery's request to recall a mandate the Court issued a decade ago after it struck down a $10.1 billion judgment against Philip Morris. In the same announcement posted this afternoon, the Court also referred to Justice Lloyd Karmeier Tillery's move to recuse or disqualify Karmeier from hearing the matter. Karmeier then denied that request, as well.

ARDC: Chicago lawyer affiliated with Prenda Law made millions in 'shakedown' scheme

Ann Maher Aug. 22, 2015, 10:03pm

A Chicago attorney who made millions pursuing copyright and computer hacking litigation on behalf of businesses purporting to hold the rights to pornographic videos is being accused of carrying out a shakedown scheme in courts in Chicago, as well as in St. Clair County and other jurisdictions around the country.Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission Administrator Jerome Larkin on Aug. 20 brought seven charges against lawyer John L. Steele over his conduct in courts that also

Illinois circuit courts survey to evaluate perception and experience by court users

Ann Maher Apr. 3, 2015, 3:02pm

GarmanCourt users across the state will soon be given a unique opportunity that normally only comes around on election day - they will get a chance to judge the system.Between April 13 and May 1, detailed court user surveys designed to measure public perceptions and experiences will be distributed in the state's 24 Circuits across 102 counties.The Strategic Planning Committee of the Illinois Judicial

High court refuses to disqualify Karmeier from Price v. Philip Morris

Ann Maher Mar. 12, 2015, 9:51am

Karmeier

TRO hearing set over medical marijuana license controversy

Ann Maher Mar. 3, 2015, 1:58pm

A Cook County judge will decide whether to halt licensing for a medical marijuana cultivation facility to a controversial applicant following a 2:30 p.m. hearing today.

Asbestos bankruptcy trust bill passes U.S. House

Ann Maher Nov. 14, 2013, 11:19am

Rep. Farenthold