CHICAGO — The U.S. Supreme Court reversed a Third Circuit Court of Appeals "structured dismissal" ruling in a case in which former Jevic Holding Corp. truck drivers fought against being left out of a settlement in the company's Chapter 11 bankruptcy case, according to an article written by David Christian for The Circuit Rider.
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Cook County will receive about $2 million under a recent settlement with manufacturers of liquid crystal display (LCD) monitors.
Appeals court: No arbitration over claims Personnel Staffing transferred funds to sidestep arbitration award
A state appeals court has refused to send to arbitration a dispute between insurer Zurich American and Personnel Staffing Group, in which Zurich claims PSG attempted to transfer more than $10 million to avoid paying an arbitration award.
George Mason professor: ERA might do less today than a decade ago, may not be eligible to be added to Constitution
A George Mason University professor believes that if the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) were to be enacted today, it would do less than it would have nearly a decade ago, thanks to the continuing expansion of civil rights, particularly for those identifying as LGBTQ.
An Illinois state appeals panel has upheld a Cook County judge's decision that the Four Seasons in Chicago was not obligated to warn guests about a wet marble bathroom floor, saying the condition posed a danger that should have been open and obvious.
A Chicago federal judge has tossed a couples' lawsuit vs vacation excursion companies Gray Line and Expedia, saying the couple essentially abandoned their legal action over injuries they allegedly suffered while vacationing in Mexico.
A federal judge denied a request for summary judgment from the city of Chicago and three police officers in connection wtih a lawsuit alleging a police officer killed a family dog while raiding a home.
CHICAGO — The First District Appellate Court of Illinois upheld a decision that a police officer's injury could not be proven as a line-of-duty disability, meaning the officer cannot receive a line-of-duty disability pension.
Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch says Arizona second-hand asbestos exposure ruling could have impacts elsewhere
A recent ruling by the Arizona Supreme Court that found that companies should not be held liable for damages related to second-hand asbestos exposure is “common sense” and could affect similar cases in other states, according to Travis Akin, the executive director of Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch.
IL appeals panel: Email from Chicago lawyer doesn't mean court fight between OH firm, NV biz belongs in Cook County
A state appeals court has shot down a Cook County judge's ruling, finding the judge was wrong to assert Chicago was the proper venue for a law firm headquartered in Ohio to sue a company based in Nevada, even though an email sent from Chicago was the only connection the defendant claimed it had in Illinois.
Judge only partially chops class action claims vs Church & Dwight over amount of folic acid in supplement
A federal judge partially granted a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit over whether a vitamin contained too much folic acid.
A settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit against Midwest Medical Records Association Inc.
Fifth District reinstates $10B verdict in Price verdict; Philip Morris vows to appeal to Supreme Court
The Fifth District Appellate Court on Tuesday reinstated a $10.1 billion verdict in a decade-old class action lawsuit that accused Philip Morris USA of misleading consumers by deceptively marketing “light” and “low tar” cigarettes.
SykesAn attorney in a fee-allocation dispute is bound to a final agreement, a panel of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals held last month.The panel's ruling stems from the district court's Aug. 29, 2011 approval of a class action settlement in fiber-optic cable litigation and attorneys fee award.The $3.54 million attorneys fees award was deposited in to an escrow account, and the attorneys agreed