A nearly $1 million damages award against grandparents found by a jury to have conspired with law enforcement officials to snatch their grandchild and have their daughter arrested will stand, an appeals court ruled.
A family on Chicago's West Side says they were traumatized by a mistaken 2015 raid on their home by Chicago police searching for a suspect, who at the time was in an Illinois state prison, serving a 40 year sentence for first degree murder.
Illinois needs to be careful estimating revenues from the recreational marijuana business as a number of elements will affect the tax and licensing take, according to an attorney who focuses on the nascent market.
An Illinois state law that criminalizes revenge pornography, the non-consensual and intentional sending of sexual images, is constitutional and not protected by free speech, the Illinois Supreme Court has ruled.
A dog owner who alleges he was falsely arrested and maliciously prosecuted amid claims he mistreated his dog can continue to sue two police officers, an animal control official, and the city of Chicago, a federal court has ruled.
A woman will not be able to sue her divorce attorney for allegedly mishandling her divorce case, as a state appeals panel found she did not file suit until long after she had expressed frustration with her lawyer.
A man arrested by Metra Police at Chicago's Ogilvie Transportation in an incident that began with a disagreement over where he could plug in his electronic devices can continue his action for false arrest, a Chicago federal judge has ruled.
An order cementing the state's commitment to enforcing prevailing wage laws is a way to keep the trade unions on the side of Democratic state officials, according to a lawyer with expertise in defending companies on labor matters.
Companies can face a high bar when considering whether to use defamation lawsuits to defend themselves against claims of wrongdoing, even if they may be able to prove they are falsely accused of "poisoning" communities or "killing" people.
An Illinois appeals panel has ruled the Illinois State Police are within their authority to deny a concealed carry firearm permit to people based solely on allegations contained in police reports, whether or not that person was ever arrested on those charges, much less convicted.
An Illinois appeals court has allowed a group of plaintiffs lawyers to tack $1.3 million on to a $4.1 million verdict against a nursing home. And the decision sets the stage for fights over whether the decision should be treated as precedent, and whether the "outdated" law which allowed the decision needs to be updated to reflect the current legal environment in Illinois.
CHICAGO -- A former Melrose Park firefighter has lost his appeal in the Illinois First District Appellate Court to overturn the decision to terminate his employment for his failure to abide by residency requirements.
RICHMOND, Va. – An opinion by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has left fluid just who can be part of a class action, leaving unanswered the question of how to identify members, a defense attorney says.
A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling has set the stage for a political battle over political gerrymandering and control of the redistricting process. But the decision has left Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and his fellow Democrats holding the cards.
An Illinois appeals court decision could open another avenue for companies to be sued, as appellate justices said it remained an open question as to whether they could be held accountable for their workers' sexual misconduct under a state law to combat gender violence, a defense attorney said.