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Cook County judge asked to nix deal to ease path forward for fellow judge's $2M fee request in 18-year-old lawsuit
One Cook County judge sits in the position to potentially award another Cook County judge millions of dollars in attorney fees for the other judge’s prior legal work on an 18-year-old case. Now, a group of business partners have asked the judge to reject a deal they say would allow attorneys suing them to sidestep a court order giving the partners access to the information they need to challenge the other judge’s windfall fee request.
THOMPSON COBURN: Lesley Wynes joins Thompson Coburn as Director of Partner Recruiting and Integration
Thompson Coburn is proud to announce that Lesley Wynes has joined the Firm as Director of Partner Recruiting and Integration.
Lawsuit: Cook judge's ex-law partner conspired with daughter, others to quietly sustain stake in 17-year-old case
Peter Carey, former law partner of Cook County Circuit Judge Patrick Sherlock, is being sued, accused of conspiring with his daughter and others to convert two years of legal work into a multi-million-dollar payday on the other side of a court fight among former real estate business partners that has stretched over nearly two decades.
Too close? Cook County judge asks millions in fees for prior legal work; Defendants: Judge's colleagues can't rule
Current Cook County Judge Patrick Sherlock stands poised to receive millions of dollars in fees for his work on a lawsuit nearly two decades ago. But the business partners who would pay those fees have asked a different Cook County judge to send the case and the fee request to a court outside Cook County, asserting all Cook County judges are too close to Sherlock to rule in the case.
THOMPSON COBURN: Congress goes green: Thompson Coburn hosts panel on the legislative future of banking and cannabis
On Tuesday, February 5, members of the financial services industry gathered at Thompson Coburn for a discussion on cannabis banking reform.
THOMPSON COBURN: American Lawyer columnist recognizes Thompson Coburn as a ‘unicorn’ firm for new African American partners
Thompson Coburn was recently recognized by American Lawyer senior columnist Vivia Chen for electing four women and two people of color to partnership.
Judges nix consumer antitrust vs steelmakers; Production chain too complex to undergird sprawling class action
While noting the plaintiffs had presented statements which could indicate price-fixing activity, a federal appeals panel has refused to melt down a lower court’s decision to slice up a potentially massive class action lawsuit accusing U.S. steelmakers of conspiring to jack up prices for raw steel.