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Commuter rail conductor sues railroad for injuries in rough ride

The Cook County Record Jun. 2, 2015, 10:04am

A Cook County citizen filed suit against a municipal transit company alleging negligence in a 2014 incident. Randy G.

Senior cites nursing home, arguing lack of proper care

The Cook County Record Jun. 1, 2015, 9:47am

A Cook County resident filed suit against a long-term care facility alleging negligence in a 2013 incident. Frances Carr brought suit May 26 in Cook County Circuit Court against Southpoint Nursing and Rehabilitation Center LLC d/b/a Southpoint Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, claiming liability in an August 2013 incident. The suit states that when Carr was admitted to the defendant’s facility in Chicago on June 1, 2013, the defendant should have been aware of her being at high risk for press

Practicing law in Illinois? Now you must register online, tell ARDC more about your practice

The Cook County Record May 27, 2015, 5:05pm

Attorneys practicing in Illinois will now need to register their practice with the state online, as the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission seeks to boost the quality of the data it collects from practicing attorneys in the state.

Database provides insight into how much asbestos claims are worth

The Cook County Record May 22, 2015, 6:42pm

CooneyA recently unsealed database showing the awards of hundreds of claimants from bankruptcy trusts and non-trust entities provides a glimpse of the staggering amount of money generated by the business of asbestos.Cook County asbestos claimants listed in the database and represented by the firm of Cooney & Conway, for instance, each have received on average almost $1.68 million, according to

Philip Morris: Plaintiffs have not proven damages; High court takes Price case under advisement, again

The Cook County Record May 20, 2015, 11:37pm


State Supreme Court justices administer oath to 600 new attorneys

The Cook County Record May 8, 2015, 3:45pm


Takeda to pay $2.4 billion to settle more than 9,000 Actos bladder cancer suits

The Cook County Record May 4, 2015, 10:35am


Rauner counter sues unions asserting First Amendment protection for non-union workers

The Cook County Record May 1, 2015, 8:59am


Cooney and Conway file brief warning decision to overturn $10B tobacco case could wreck asbestos litigation

The Cook County Record Apr. 21, 2015, 3:02pm


Philip Morris says smokers suffered no economic damages; Wants court to reject certification in $10B Price case

The Cook County Record Apr. 17, 2015, 7:44am


Jurisdiction must be settled before showdown between Rauner and unions can begin; Unfunded pension liability at $111 billion, governor says

The Cook County Record Apr. 9, 2015, 4:21pm

RaunerSPRINGFIELD – Before the great contest between Gov. Bruce Rauner and state employee unions can begin, judges must settle a great contest over jurisdiction.A suit Rauner filed against the unions remains active in federal court at Chicago, and a suit the unions filed against Rauner remains active in St. Clair County circuit court.Both suits pertain to an executive order that would prohibit unions

Governor's attack on judicial system is irresponsible

The Cook County Record Apr. 8, 2015, 3:51pm

To the Editor:This week, Gov. Rauner pointedly and unfairly attacked the integrity of the Illinois Supreme Court and Illinois’ entire justice system. He labeled the system “corrupt” and said he did not “trust the Supreme Court to be rational” in its decisions. As lawyers, we know Gov. Rauner’s attack is without foundation. We read the opinions authored by the Supreme and Appellate courts. We know they

ITLA: Rauner showing signs of being a bully

The Cook County Record Apr. 8, 2015, 3:48pm

To the Editor:Illinois had another governor not so long ago who showed pure contempt for the institutions of government and who vilified others to try and get his way. Is history repeating itself with a new governor skirting the rule of law and condemning our democratic system of checks and balances by castigating anybody not toeing his line?Gov. Bruce Rauner has attacked public employees, the organizations

New rules on lawyer trust accounts take effect July 1; Changes will benefit legal aid

The Cook County Record Apr. 7, 2015, 10:28am


Woman accuses Berwyn bar of negligence in fall

The Cook County Record Mar. 26, 2015, 8:05am

A suburban bar and grill is facing a lawsuit from a customer who claims she fractured her leg after slipping in the entryway.

Suit: Bar patron hit waitress with glass

The Cook County Record Mar. 26, 2015, 7:45am

A Chicago waitress is suing a patron she claims hit her in the face with a glass.

Suit: Dog attacked woman watching TV in owners' basement

The Cook County Record Mar. 26, 2015, 7:20am


Woman files suit over trip at senior living home

The Cook County Record Mar. 26, 2015, 7:15am

A woman who claims she tripped in a South Loop senior living  facility is suing.

Woman blames Dolton animal hospital for her dog's death

The Cook County Record Mar. 26, 2015, 7:00am


Pedestrian blames city for trip over pothole

The Cook County Record Mar. 25, 2015, 8:35am

The city is facing a lawsuit from a man who contends he tripped over a pothole while walking across the street in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood.