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P.I.'s $25M defamation countersuit tossed in Alstory Simon, Northwestern U. false murder charges case

Jonathan Bilyk Jan. 4, 2017, 5:17pm

Saying the cases are only “technically related" and would bog each other down, a Chicago federal judge has tossed a $25 millioncountersuit for defamation brought against the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, a documentary filmmaker and other defendants, by a private investigator, who is one of the defendants facing a $40 million malicious prosecution lawsuit from a man, cleared of double murder charges, who claims the P.I. and a Northwestern University journalism professor coerced him into

Jury awards $53 million med malpractice verdict, but U of Chicago asks judge to toss it

Jamie Kelly Jun. 30, 2016, 10:53pm

A Cook County jury awarded 12-year-old Isaiah Ewing and his family $53 million in a medical malpractice suit against the University of Chicago’s hospital on Wednesday, thought to be the largest medical malpractice verdict in the county's history.

Man cleared of double murder OK'd to sue Northwestern, journalism professor he says put him behind bars

Jonathan Bilyk Mar. 30, 2016, 6:23pm

A man whose conviction on double murder charges was vacated after it was revealed a Northwestern University journalism professor and the investigator with whom he worked had allegedly falsified evidence implicating him in the killings has won the chance to continue with his lawsuit against the university and the people he alleged wrongly put him behind bars to boost their own prestige and careers.

Judge ends discrimination suit vs Northwestern brought by male professor accused of sexual misdeeds

Scott Holland Sep. 1, 2015, 11:55pm

A federal judge has rejected a Northwestern University professor’s amended claim against the school, ending another chapter in a complex legal battle centered around his relationships with female students.