A woman will be allowed to sue Walgreens for selling her cigarettes in Cook County Circuit Court after a federal judge refused to kick the pharmacy retailer off her lawsuit, dooming the chance to keep the lawsuit in federal court, where a group of tobacco companies wished for it to stay.
A federal appeals panel says a Chicago police misconduct investigator can't sue City Hall for allegedly retaliating against him when he refused to say other police officers planted evidence, as the First Amendment doesn't protect his refusal to include what he believed to be false information in his official report.
A federal appeals court ruled against a Chicago police sergeant who alleged department brass helped their wives and girlfriends cheat on the lieutenants’ exam, giving the women an unfair advantage over other applicants.
A state appellate court refused to grant a mistrial in a medical malpractice case, despite the plaintiffs' contention a decision by the defendant doctor and his lawyer to come to the aid of a juror who fell ill during closing arguments colored the other jurors' perceptions of the doctor.
A railroad company can sue employees who it blames for causing railroad accidents, even after those employees first sue the railroad for injuries they suffered in the accident the railroad says they caused, the Illinois Supreme Court has ruled.
The Ferrara Candy Company has to handle its own legal defense and reimburse Liberty Mutual after an appellate court found the insurer was not responsible for defending and indemnifying the confectioner in a lawsuit.
Saying there was no way a Romeoville business could have known its ruptured water line also would cause an oil spill, a state appeals panel has tossed out a $45 million verdict awarded by a jury to petroleum pipeline company Enbridge Energy to cover its costs in cleaning up a 2010 spill.
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.