Judge in $40M wrongful conviction case vs Northwestern, ex-professor: 'Cannot imagine more important civil case'
Former Northwestern University journalism professor David Protess has pleaded poverty in Chicago federal court as he defends a malicious prosecution suit from Alstory Simon, a man cleared of murder charges who blames Protess for leading a conspiracy, involving private investigators and Northwestern journalism students, to frame him for the murder of two men.
A male student who says he was falsely accused of sexual assault and kicked out of Northwestern University has filed suit against the university, asserting he was discriminated against by university administrators amid a biased investigative process designed only to side with a female accuser he said twisted a consensual sex act into a rape accusation.
Lawsuit accuses Broadview village officials of asking bribe, torpedoing property sale worth millions
A man who recently sold a commercial property worth millions in Broadview has sued the west suburba village, its former mayor and current building commissioner, alleging they torpedoed an earlier sale of the property and cost him hundreds of thousands of dollars by withholding approval of a tax incentive when the previous buyer balked at a request from village officials for a “campaign donation.”
Chicago Police say they are continuing to investigate “around the clock” to find and “bring to justice” a man they believe responsible for gunning down a Cook County criminal court judge outside his home early Monday morning. Cook County Associate Judge Raymond Myles died after he was shot multiple times in what police said could have been robbery attempt gone bad – though they are not ruling out the possibility the murder was a targeted hit on the judge
An ex-Cook County law clerk, who was fired for allegedly impersonating a judge from the bench, has been criminally charged in connection with the incident. Friday, prosecutors with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office appeared in court to formally file a criminal complaint against Rhonda Crawford, charging Crawford with official misconduct, a felony, and a count of impersonation, a misdemeanor.
By a 4-3 decision, the Illinois Supreme Court declared unconstitutional a proposed constitutional amendment to change the way Illinois draws its legislative districts. The decision prompted dissenting justices to declare 'meaningful reform' of the redistricting process all but impossible under the legal reasoning of the majority.
CHICAGO — A woman is suing Idant Laboratories, Daxor Corporation, Invia Fertility Specialists, Karande & Associates S.C. and Does 1-25, alleging that her two children conceived with donor sperm both have autisum and that she deserves compensation for battery, breach of warranty, fraud, negligence, negligent misrepresentation and product liability.
A woman who claimed she was the whistleblower who alerted the federal government to health care fraud at a suburban hospice facility, costing Medicare millions of dollars, has brought a malpractice action against the lawyer whose bad advice she blames for costing her the reward she believes she was due under the law for reporting the misdeeds of her former employer.