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Supreme Court takes state retiree health insurance case under advisement

Bethany Krajelis Sep. 18, 2013, 3:47pm

Retirees suing the state over a new law requiring them to start paying premiums for health insurance have essentially asked the Illinois Supreme Court to give the Pension Clause a new and expanded interpretation, an attorney for state said today.

Supreme Court hears arguments over jurisidiction in case brought by downstate school district

Bethany Krajelis Sep. 17, 2013, 6:30pm

The Illinois Supreme Court on Tuesday heard arguments over jurisdiction in a case that could affect a Madison County school district’s tax revenues.

Helzberg removes proposed class action suit over diamond weight to federal court

Andrew Thomason Sep. 16, 2013, 10:58am

Helzberg Diamond Shops Inc. has removed a class action lawsuit involving the weight of its diamonds from Cook County Circuit Court to federal court.

Medical resident sues over alleged wrongful termination

Rhys Saunders Sep. 16, 2013, 10:32am

A former orthopedic medical resident has sued Loyola University Medical Center and five of its doctors, claiming they illegally terminated him and sabotaged his efforts to get another residency spot.

First District reverses lower court in suit over sales tax on TV converter box

Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 13, 2013, 2:15pm

A man who was charged the full sales tax when he used a federal voucher to purchase a digital television converter box at a Sears store has been cleared to resume his legal action alleging fraud against the retailer.

Supreme Court approves Sixth Judicial Circuit for cameras in the courtroom

Bethany Krajelis Sep. 13, 2013, 1:55pm


Supreme Court issues two gun-related rulings

Bethany Krajelis Sep. 12, 2013, 3:04pm

The Illinois Supreme Court today handed down a pair of gun-related opinions.

Garman will succeed Kilbride as chief justice next month

Bethany Krajelis Sep. 12, 2013, 12:58pm


Insurance company claims it doesn't have duty to defend police officers

Rhys Saunders Sep. 11, 2013, 5:06pm

An insurance company has asked a federal court to decide whether it has to pay for the defense of former police officers being sued by five men wrongfully convicted of the  rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl.

Defendants in Prenda Law's defamation suit seek sanctions

Bethany Krajelis Sep. 11, 2013, 1:27pm


7th Circuit hears arguments over sealed documents appeal in settled atrazine lawsuit

Bethany Krajelis Sep. 10, 2013, 7:49pm


ISBA to hold CLE on 'Fracking in Illinois'

The Cook County Record Sep. 9, 2013, 1:52pm

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Appellate court affirms ruling in personal injury suit in favor of defendants

Andrew Thomason Sep. 9, 2013, 1:15pm


Small business-focused campaign hits home for Illinois business owners

Travis Akin Sep. 9, 2013, 1:08pm


First District dismisses legal malpractice suit over failed retail development project

Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 9, 2013, 11:24am


Split panel of ARDC Review Board recommends suspension for lawyer with drug conviction

Rhys Saunders Sep. 9, 2013, 11:10am

The Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC) has recommended a four-year suspension for an attorney convicted of conspiracy with the intent to distribute 1,000 kilograms or more of marijuana.

Defendant removes 19 suits over train derailment to federal court

Andrew Thomason Sep. 6, 2013, 4:36pm


First District affirms dismissal of legal malpractice suit

Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 6, 2013, 12:14pm


Illinois Central asks federal court to find city of Harvey's new ordinances unenforceable

Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 6, 2013, 11:44am


Police officer sues park district over slip and fall incident

Rhys Saunders Sep. 6, 2013, 11:23am

A Chicago police officer is suing the park district for more than $3 million after a slip and fall incident at Ping Tom Park.