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UL wins permanent injunction barring gas canister company from selling products bearing its mark

After a Chicago federal judge refused a gas canister seller's attempt to dismiss a lawsuit brought by UL, alleging the canister company wrongly sold products implying UL had certified the products, the parties have agreed to end the lawsuit with a permanent injunction barring the cannister company from ever using UL's mark.

Judge: Palatine High OK under IL Human Rights law to limit transgender student's access to girls' locker room

A Cook County judge has refused the request of a transgender high school student in Palatine for an injunction ordering the school to provide the student with unrestricted access to the girls’ locker room at Palatine High School.

Chicago chief federal judge: Local federal courts can maintain full functions til Feb. 8, despite shutdown

Should partisan politicial fighting lead to a shutdown of the federal government, as many expect, Chicago’s chief federal district judge says the courts will remain open – for now.

Cook County jury finds for dentist in malpractice dispute with patient

A Cook County jury has found in favor of an Arlington Heights dentist, who had been accused of failing to properly perform a patient’s total mouth restoration.

Jury: Bartlett nursing home staff failed to give woman anti-stroke drug, owes $4.1M for death

A Cook County jury has ordered a Bartlett nursing home to pay more than $4.1 million to the family of an 89-year-old woman who died four years after she suffered a stroke while in the home’s care, allegedly because staff at the nursing home did not give her a prescription blood thinner.

Eyedrop class action decertified; Posner: 'That a seller doesn’t sell product you want is not actionable’

U.S. Seventh Circuit appellate judges have vacated a class certification order a federal judge had entered on a claim that producers of glaucoma medicine purposely dispense excessive eye drops. 

Steele pleads guilty to conspiracy charges stemming from Prenda Law internet porn shakedowns

John L. Steele, an indicted Chicago lawyer who served as one of the principals at Prenda Law, has pleaded guilty to federal charges stemming from his role in an alleged shakedown scheme allegedly designed to entrap and extract millions of dollars in settlements from those accused of illegally downloading internet porn.

St. Clair Co. judge backs union, denies AG request to order state to stop paying workers amid impasse

St. Clair Co. judge denies AG Madigan's request to order state to stop paying workers amid impasse

Woman dismisses lawsuit vs eye doctor over alleged misconduct

A Chicago woman has dismissed her lawsuit against an ophthalmologist she had accused of misconduct.