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Jury sides with small manufacturer in TV mount patent infringement case

Taryn Phaneuf Aug. 25, 2016, 5:19pm

CHICAGO — A jury has saved a small manufacturer $4 million after siding with the defendant in a lawsuit over patents and trade secrets.

Appeals panel: Dad can press lawsuit vs NIU fraternity chapter over son's alcohol hazing death

Scott Holland Jun. 17, 2016, 3:18pm

An Illinois appeals court will allow a father whose son died after drinking too much alcohol during a fraternity’s initiation ritual, to resume his lawsuit against the Northern Illinois University fraternity, saying a Cook County judge erred in dismissing the wrongful death action against the local chapter and its leaders. 

Target can't dismiss injury lawsuit brought by family of child hurt skateboarding inside Vernon Hills store

Scott Holland Feb. 3, 2016, 6:47pm

Target must continue to defend itself in a liability suit after a federal judge refused to dismiss the complaint of a family whose child was injured riding an unsold skateboard inside a Vernon Hills store.

Judge refuses new trial vs Owens, Exxon for pipefitter with lung cancer a jury found was caused by cigarettes, not asbestos

Dan Churney Aug. 28, 2015, 1:49pm

A Chicago federal judge refused to grant a new trial Aug. 25 for a retired pipefitter from Braidwood, who failed to convince a jury earlier this year exposure to asbestos on corporate job sites, rather than a cigarette smoking habit, had caused his lung cancer. Charles Krik filed suit in November 2010 in Chicago federal court against Owens-Illinois, ExxonMobil and others, claiming his lung cancer was caused, in part, because the companies negligently exposed him to asbestos while he worked as a