A Chicago federal appeals panel has ruled the Chicago Board of Trade and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange did not breach antitrust law 16 years ago, by allegedly trying to improperly scuttle a trading firm's electronic trading platform with a flood of regulatory objections.
The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled a securities firm is a "bank" as defined by the Uniform Commercial Code, in a case in which the firm was sued under the code for allegedly letting a hacker steal funds from a client.
A Chicago federal judge has ruled the ousted president and vice president of the Chicago-based Service Employees International Union local, can press their suit against the umbrella organization for improperly expelling them allegedly for disagreeing over union affairs, but cannot seek reinstatement, only damages.
The judge said most of the Osundairo brothers' allegations are too imprecise to go forward, though the brothers can press their claims vs attorney Tina Glandian over her claims the brothers had worn "white face" and attacked Smollett.
The fired Metropolitan Water Reclamation District cops had argued their rights were violated when Illinois state cops recorded their conversation when it was inadvertently broadcast on a state police frequency.
An Illinois appeals court has rejected a suburban Chicago evangelist's request for sanctions against several women, who accused him of sexual abuse dating back a number of years, finding the allegations were "reasonable" and their attorneys were not obliged to dig into the claims before pressing the eventually dismissed lawsuit.
The U.S. Justice Department is telling the U.S. Supreme Court the City of Chicago has a right to retain cars confiscated over unpaid parking tickets, from car owners who file bankruptcy, without the city having to line up as another creditor in bankruptcy court.
A Chicago federal judge has clipped the wings of a putative class action against United Airlines, which alleged physically or mentally impaired workers were not allowed to take less demanding jobs, saying such workers may have a case, but individually, not as a class.
A federal judge has ordered Cook County Clerk Karen Yarbrough to hand over more documents related to allegations she packed her office with politically-connected workers, but refused to sanction Yarbrough for what a political watchdog claimed is her effort to hide her alleged shenanigans.
An Illinois appeals panel has upheld a DuPage County judge’s decision to dismiss a suit by an ex-Hinsdale school board member against the school, which alleged school officials schemed against the member, finding no evidence such an allegedly "nefarious plot" existed and calling the member's argument "absurd."
An Illinois appeals court has grounded an effort by suburban Bolingbrook to shoot down a suit by a group of residents, who complained expansion of a runway at the village’s airport led to increased noise over their homes, saying conflicting reports on noise levels deserve to be hashed out in court.
A $300,000 settlement of a lawsuit that accused the defunct Chicago-area Treasure Island supermarket chain of neither giving proper notice to workers before closing nor paying their unused vacation time, will give $100,000 to the workers' lawyers and an average of $487 to each worker.