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.
A real estate broker who allegedly made up a zoning classification to make the buyer of a storefront in a Chicago condo building think he could operate a grocery store in the residential building may be on the hook for damages, a state appeals panel has said.
CHICAGO – A certifying agency for forensic document examiners failed to convince a federal appellate court that the American Bar Association libeled it by publishing an article that suggested another agency’s graduates were better trained.
An Illinois state appellate court says South Shore Hospital doesn't need to produce a doctor's "credentialing file" as part of a medical malpractice case, finding that the documents are privileged under state law.
The Chicago Archdiocese is asking a federal judge for permission to take straight to a federal appeals court the question of whether a Calumet City church music director, who has accused the local Catholic Church of firing him for being gay, can sidestep the legal latitude afforded churches under the Constitution by repackaging his lawsuit to instead argue the church subjected him to a hostile work environment.
A woman suing her landlord over the degraded floors in her building’s parking garage will have another chance to argue her case in court, after a state appeals panel reversed a lower court’s decision in favor of the property owner.
A state appeals court has ordered a Chicago firefighters' pension board to award a paramedic a duty disability pension equal to 75 percent of her salary after a little over five years on the job, because they said the board ignored evidence the paramedic had suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder.
A federal judge refused to break up a class action lawsuit against freight service Total Quality Logistics, finding the company’s own policies undermine its argument that the class members are too different to qualify for class certification.