A Chicago lawyer, who has defended police officers against misconduct charges, including Jon Burge, is seeking election as a Cook County judge, has been accused of attempting to use her Irish-sounding maiden name to confuse voters.
Saying customers got the chocolate candy they paid for, a federal appeals court has boxed up a class action lawsuit against Fannie May, which had accused the candymaker of under filling its candy packages.
Cook County says it lost potential tax money during the foreclosure crisis, so it doesn't matter if its actual tax collections didn't drop. It wants Bank of America to pay, because it blames some of the foreclosures on alleged discriminatory lending practices.
Sterigenics has asked a Cook County judge to dismiss a host of personal injury lawsuits against it, asserting the law does not allow it to be sued for its emissions of ethylene oxide, because the emissions were regulated by the government
An Illinois state appeals court has been asked to decide if a judge in Springfield improperly ducked the question of whether state lawmakers illegally borrowed billions of dollars to pay down bills, when such actions may be forbidden by the Illinois state constitution.
A woman who suffered “torment” at the hands of loan servicer Ocwen in its attempt to collect debts from her, despite her successful completion of bankruptcy, will collect $2.5 million less than a jury said she should.
Alaina Hampton, a woman who has claimed Illinois Democrats, led by House Speaker Michael J. Madigan, blackballed her in retaliation for complaining a Madigan operative sexually harassed her, has settled her case with Madigan, the state Democratic Party and other Madigan-controlled political organizations.
A federal judge says Cook County will need to show why Bank of America should be made to pay the county for lost tax revenue amid the foreclosure crisis, when the county didn't actually lose any tax money.
As courts grapple with the bundle of litigation that has sprung up against the makers and distributors of opioid painkillers, the city of Chicago could yet secure its day in court, as an Ohio federal judge has ruled the city’s lawsuit against opioid makers should be sent back to federal court in Chicago for trial to help work toward a "global settlement."
Actor Jussie Smollett has doubled down on his claim he was attacked by racist white supporters of President Donald Trump, and has now demanded the city of Chicago and others be made to pay him for allegedly concocting and promoting the story Smollett had staged the January attack to advance his career.
An Illinois biometrics privacy law, which has been used to target employers across the state who require workers to scan fingerprints when punching the clock, has now been turned against a subsidiary of ecommerce giant Amazon, which provides cloud data hosting services for those employers and many other companies
The Rizza Auto Group and Keytrak, a company that makes and supports technology car dealers use to secure their cars’ keys, have become the latest targets of a class action lawsuit under an Illinois biometrics privacy law.
Unions can’t use a recent anti-union Supreme Court decision to rid themselves of their responsibility under the law to represent all workers in a collective bargaining unit, whether or not those workers pay union dues, a federal judge has ruled.