Two truck drivers had asked a judge to disqualify Chicago city lawyers they say are allowing O'Hare Airport officials to threaten and harass them in an attempt to get them to drop their lawsuit over retaliation for refusing to perform political work for Chicago city officials.
Trusts that manage health, pension and other benefits for unionized electrical workers may go after a company for legal costs they incurred when they had to sue the company to obtain payroll information needed to disburse the funds, a federal appeals panel has ruled.
A class action lawsuit can proceed against aerospace giant Northrop Grumman, after a federal judge ruled in favor of former employees arguing that they and others were entitled to severance pay that they never received.
The legal doctrine of absolute privilege could not protect Menards from paying out $20,000 to a man wrongly accused of shoplifting, because the company disputed his innocence in later legal filing, judges said.
A group of Latino job applicants alleging a local Ford plant discriminated against them based on their race may proceed with at least part of their discrimination lawsuit, a panel of appellate judges decided.
An Illinois state appeals panel has upheld a ruling that romance-focused hotel chain Sybaris Clubs and the estate of its late founder Kenneth Knudson are not liable for the 2006 airplane crash that killed Knudson and three others.
A state appeals panel has given a second chance to a lawsuit blaming the Chicago police for the injuries two girls sustained when the vehicle they were in was struck by another vehicle fleeing the police.
A three-judge panel of the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals upheld a lower court’s ruling that a church can claim the ministerial exception to protect it from a discrimination lawsuit brought by a fired organist.
A divided federal appeals court has found the former police chief in suburban University Park can sue the village over his firing in federal court, even though his complaint could be addressed at the state level.
CHICAGO -- A state appellate court has found the Chicago Transit Authority is not responsible for the death of a man who fell onto the electrified “third rail” while allegedly experiencing diabetic shock.
SPRINGFIELD -- The Illinois Supreme Court ruled a woman cannot sue the court-appointed guardian ad litem she alleges did not protect her assets when she was a minor. In its opinion, the court included a plea to the General Assembly to clarify the meaning of guardian ad litem and ensure it is used consistently across statutes.
A divided Illinois Supreme Court sided with the Pollution Control Board in a dispute over the board’s rules for disposing of “clean fill,” despite arguments from the state and Will County that the rules do not do enough to protect groundwater.
The Illinois Supreme Court says a man can continue his 10-year-long legal battle against a Decatur hospital, even though the hospital claimed his decision to voluntarily dismiss his suit amounted to a procedural tactic to sidestep a judge's order regarding a witness.