An ex-Cook County law clerk, who was fired for allegedly impersonating a judge from the bench, has been criminally charged in connection with the incident. Friday, prosecutors with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office appeared in court to formally file a criminal complaint against Rhonda Crawford, charging Crawford with official misconduct, a felony, and a count of impersonation, a misdemeanor.
By a 4-3 decision, the Illinois Supreme Court declared unconstitutional a proposed constitutional amendment to change the way Illinois draws its legislative districts. The decision prompted dissenting justices to declare 'meaningful reform' of the redistricting process all but impossible under the legal reasoning of the majority.
CHICAGO — A woman is suing Idant Laboratories, Daxor Corporation, Invia Fertility Specialists, Karande & Associates S.C. and Does 1-25, alleging that her two children conceived with donor sperm both have autisum and that she deserves compensation for battery, breach of warranty, fraud, negligence, negligent misrepresentation and product liability.
A woman who claimed she was the whistleblower who alerted the federal government to health care fraud at a suburban hospice facility, costing Medicare millions of dollars, has brought a malpractice action against the lawyer whose bad advice she blames for costing her the reward she believes she was due under the law for reporting the misdeeds of her former employer.
Indiana’s Ameristar Casino and a group of the casino’s patrons have sued a local union, claiming the labor group has gone too far in its dispute with the casino by personally targeting the customers with a campaign of fliers, phone calls and other messages to pressure them to join the union’s boycott of the casino. On May 19, Ameristar Casino East Chicago filed suit in Chicago federal court against Chicago-based labor union Unite Here Local 1.