A divided Illinois appeals court has ruled a man injured in a Chicago area workplace accident dawdled too long before suing the contractor who installed allegedly faulty machinery. However, the dissenting justice said the majority "penalized" the worker by unreasonably expecting him to have immediately known the contractor had done the installation.
An unsuccessful election opponent of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, who is suing the speaker and his “minions” for allegedly running “sham” candidates to draw votes from him, is arguing that Madigan’s motion to toss the suit should be rejected because Madigan forces “debased” the voting process.
A lawyer who owns a Loop condominium and has been embroiled in legal spat with his condo association for years is now suing three fellow condo owners and the condo association's attorneys, alleging they impugned his integrity by telling condo residents he was allegedly delaying a suit by the association against him through “frivolous” and "dilatory" motions.
A drug company sued by the widow of a Chicago man, who killed himself after taking the generic form of the antidepressant Paxil, argues that the widow has launched a “frivolous," “topsy-turvy” and "unprecedented" effort to have a Chicago federal district judge override the U.S. Supreme Court and restore a $3 million verdict.
Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and some of his allies are arguing they were exercising free speech when they allegedly ran two Hispanic "sham candidates" to lure votes from a Hispanic primary challenger to Madigan, who is now suing Madigan and others on grounds such alleged tactics were unlawful.
A state appeals panel has refused to shut off an order by the Illinois Commerce Commission that allows Peoples Gas to implement a modernization program that is driving up natural gas costs for most of Chicago.
A federal appeals court has ruled a former Purdue University student has made a plausible case that the school wrongly suspended him, on the basis of his gender, for alleged sexual misdeeds against a female student, which he said ruined his ambition to become a naval officer, based on a process judges said "fell short" of what is required to suspend a high school student for misbehavior.
In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent refusal to hear her case, the widow of a Chicago man, who killed himself after allegedly taking the generic form of the antidepressant Paxil, is trying to have a federal district judge restore her $3 million verdict against drugmaker GSK, because the company allegedly didn’t push federal regulators to revise the drug’s warning label.
Lawyers for Cook County are arguing the county can continue its lawsuit in Cook County court against Facebook, which alleges the company let user data be mined to aid President Donald Trump’s election campaign, because Facebook drew a bull's-eye on Illinois residents.
A police sergeant in suburban Blue Island is suing city officials and two state representatives, alleging they engineered his suspension on trumped-up grounds, because his investigation into a boy’s hit-and-run death led to a suspect with Democratic Party ties whom they wished to protect.
State officials are seeking action against Chicago lawyer Mark McNabola, who allegedly engaged in various acts of misconduct, including allegedly wrongfully withholding information in court to clinch a $25 million settlement in a personal injury lawsuit.
The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that plaintiffs who press frivolous suits against lawyers representing themselves, can be made to pay the lawyer for time lost to his or her practice in defending against the suit.
The owner of Westlake Hospital in Melrose Park said village officials and Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx have no skin in the game to keep the financially struggling facility open against the owner’s wishes.
Plaintiffs’ attorneys stand to make $5 million from the proposed $16.75 million settlement of a class action suit by investors against North Chicago-based drugmaker AbbVie, which alleged the company hid information that led investors to lose money after AbbVie backed out of a merger with a European company.
CHICAGO -- A federal magistrate has tossed out a lawsuit by two former employees of the Cook County Recorder of Deeds Office, who alleged the office fired them for their perceived political ties to the previous Recorder. The judge found the allegations held little water.
A Chicago federal appellate court has reversed the dismissal of a suit by a man who claims the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago fired him because he is black and allegedly disabled by alcoholism, saying the man has presented plausible arguments for his case to continue, but not necessarily to prevail.
An Illinois appeals panel has ruled that a Chicago woman behind repeated allegedly frivolous and improperly drawn lawsuits against Northwestern Memorial Hospital and others should be barred from further appeals unless she first obtains judicial approval.
A divided state appeals court has ruled Cook County cannot turn down health insurance coverage to retirees who left the county payroll to work elsewhere before retiring, saying the county's rules limiting coverage only to workers who retired while employed by Cook County are illegal.
A truck maker being sued by the city of Chicago for allegedly dumping a defective electric garbage truck on the city, is counter suing, claiming the city knew the truck was “experimental” and needed “real-world testing” to achieve perfection.