A federal judge has signed off on a settlement that ends a sprawling legal action concerning the NCAA’s handling of student-athlete concussions, deliving more than $14 million to several firms involved in the litigation.
A federal appeals panel has upheld the termination of a striking union worker who was accused of endangering public safety while blocking the path of another driver as part of an "ambulatory picket" on a highway in 2012.
A three-judge panel of the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals determined a federal judge was too hasty in cutting short a class action against Peoria-based OSF Healthcare over the question of whether its retirement plans qualify as a "church plan," exempting it from certain federal rules.
A state appeals court has approved sanctions against a woman whose attorney - a now suspended lawyer who once represented Drew Peterson - filed an appeal that judges said contradicts an established settlement and displays a "total lack of respect for the appellate process."
A federal appeals panel has tossed out a legal challenge to a suburban community's red light camera ticket program, as judges ruled the village of Lakemoor was within its constitutional authority to limit the range of defenses that a ticketed driver could raise against the tickets, in part because the $100 fine was too small to impose a steep "administrative burden" on the village.
The plaintiffs behind a class action complaint against CVS Pharmacy and its MinuteClinic, which alleges flu shot reminder calls were actually illegal robocalls, are asking a federal judge to sign off on a $15 million settlement.
CHICAGO — A state appeals court has ruled a Hoffman Estates behavioral health hospital must face a new trial over a woman's allegations that the hospital owes her $1 million for a "vile and shocking" letter she was sent by a former hospital billing employee.
Attorneys for actor Jussie Smollett have asked a court to dismiss a defamation lawsuit brought by the Nigerian brothers who police have said helped the actor fake the alleged racially-motivated attack in Chicago in January, and to sanction the Osundairo brothers and the lawyers who are representing them.
A collection of suburban communities didn't violate antitrust laws by establishing an alarm business monopoly by requiring businesses within their borders to purchase alarm services from one alarm business, a federal appeals court has said.
A federal judge has determined banks can be sued for the debt collection calls initiated on their behalf by a third party. But the banks can only be held vicariously liable, not directly liable, the judge said.
A federal judge has denied a request from the maker of LaCroix sparkling waters to punish plaintiffs and their lawyers for bringing an allegedly frivolous class action lawsuit over the content of its drinks, which the company has branded "financial terrorism," even though the lawsuit and the plaintiffs' marketing promotion of it may have already cost the company more than $1 billion in market value.