Appeals panel: Third-party litigation funder can't pursue lawyer for client's failure to repay lawsuit loan
While raising questions about the conduct of a lawyer accused by a litigation funding firm of failing to live up to his end of a deal to safeguard funds secured from a woman’s wrongful death suit, a state appeals panel has said the third-party lawsuit funder can’t press its claims against the lawyer after his client failed to pay them what they claim she owed under the bargain.
There’s no shortage of animosity between Chicago baseball fans and their St. Louis rivals, and now the same can be said of purveyors of food and drink, as Missouri-based Billy Goat Chip Company LLC has responded to a trademark lawsuit brought by Chicago’s Billy Goat Tavern with a countersuit of its own, alleging the iconic downtown Chicago establishment has no legal stake to ownership of the “Billy Goat” name.
An Illinois appeals court has revived significant portions of a lawsuit that seeks to assign blame for birth defects to Motorola, rejecting, in part, the company's arguments parents and former Motorola workers can't sue because the fathers, rather than the mothers of the children, allegedly were exposed to the alleged toxic substances at Motorola factories in Arizona and Texas.
Appeals court: Ballot access rules not intended to produce 'absurdity;' Drury can remain on A/G ballot
Declaring they did not believe state lawmakers intended for candidates to be removed from the ballot over “absurdity,” a state appeals court has ruled Illinois attorney general candidate Scott Drury should remain on the Democratic primary ballot, despite an attempt to have him removed over his alleged failure to file a new economic interest statement when he switched to pursuing election as the state’s top law enforcement officer.
Judge deletes class action vs Yahoo over Messenger texts, says 'tens of thousands' may have consented
A federal judge has broken up a class action accusing Yahoo of sending text messages in violation of federal law, saying information provided after he certified the class indicated perhaps tens of thousands of class members may have actually consented to receive the texts when they signed up for Yahoo’s services.