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Chicago City Hall 'locked in pre-McDonald mindset,' meaning legal fights over gun rights likely not over

Glenn Minnis Jun. 21, 2017, 4:02pm

While courts have ruled the city of Chicago has to change its way of thinking related to citizens' gun rights, a prominent Chicago appeals attorney believes the city remains mired in an approach to handgun regulation that could invite yet more legal actions and setbacks in the courts.

'Subjective intent' not enough to steer $108K to one biz, not another favored by deceased contractor

Glenn Minnis Jun. 21, 2017, 3:46pm

A state appeals panel has affirmed a Cook County judge's summary judgment against the plaintiffs in a dispute over which of two companies - whose leadership included the same person and whose names were separated by one letter - was entitled to consulting fees stemming from work performed by a contractor with ties to both entities.

Federal court in Chicago participates in pilot mandatory initial discovery program

Glenn Minnis Jun. 19, 2017, 12:40pm

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, with courthouses in Chicago and Rockford, recently began taking part in a pilot program designed to expedite the way standard discovery is exchanged between litigants.

Appeals panel: Judge correct to find IL wrong to deny CPOP as OK condition for medical marijuana

Glenn Minnis Jun. 6, 2017, 4:59pm

A state appeals panel has agreed a Cook County judge was right to find state regulators were wrong in denying a request to add a condition known as chronic post-operative pain to the growing list of conditions for which medical marijuana can legally be prescribed in Illinois. But they struck down the judge's order to the state to add CPOP as an approved condition "within 30 days."

Cook County inks $36 million case management deal with Tyler Technology

Glenn Minnis Jun. 2, 2017, 10:32am

The Cook County Clerk’s office has reached a $36 million deal with Tyler Technology that the clerk's office is touting as moving operations a step closer to the 21st century.

Federal judge throws out negligence suit against Dollar Tree for lack of evidence in slip and fall

Glenn Minnis Apr. 25, 2017, 10:17pm

A Chicago federal judge has dismissed a suit filed by a woman claiming she suffered shoulder injuries requiring medical attention after slipping on what she says was vomit at a Chicago Dollar Tree store.

Judge tosses TCPA lawsuit vs Kelly Services over robocalls to job applicants

Glenn Minnis Apr. 11, 2017, 7:34pm

A U.S. District Court judge has dismissed a robocalling lawsuit against an employment services company, which had been accused of violating federal law by using an automated dialer to call the mobile phones of people who had applied for jobs.

IL DCFS misled teacher seeking to defend herself against state abuse findings, state high court says

Glenn Minnis Feb. 21, 2017, 11:06pm

The Illinois Supreme Court has upheld a Lake County judge's decision to clear the name of a local school teacher accused of abusing her own child, saying the lower court judge was correct to allow her to have her day in court to challenge a state agency's finding against her.