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IL appeals decision upholding $1.3M legal fees vs nursing home could set precedent, spark call for reform
An Illinois appeals court has allowed a group of plaintiffs lawyers to tack $1.3 million on to a $4.1 million verdict against a nursing home. And the decision sets the stage for fights over whether the decision should be treated as precedent, and whether the "outdated" law which allowed the decision needs to be updated to reflect the current legal environment in Illinois.
SMITH AMUNDSEN LLC: 37 SmithAmundsen Attorneys Included on 2019 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists
SmithAmundsen is pleased to announce the inclusion of 37 attorneys on the 2019 Illinois Super Lawyers and 2019 Illinois Rising Stars lists.
The owners of two Chicago pet stores who failed to overturn a Chicago ordinance prohibiting the sale of pets from so-called “puppy mills” have also fallen short in their lawsuit against a non-profit organization that helped spearhead passage of that ordinances, in which they had claimed the president of the Chicago-based Puppy Mill Project had harmed their businesses by associating their businesses with animal cruelty.
Jury awards $1M to doctor who alleged Advocate fired him for trying to out a 'sex predator' coworker
A Cook County jury has awarded $1 million to a doctor who alleged Advocate Health had fired him from his post at Oak Lawn’s Advocate Christ Medical Center in retaliation for his attempt to out a superior he accused of being a “sexual predator” towards resident doctors at the hospital.
Chicago State must pay millions to whistleblower jury found was fired for releasing documents that cost president pension money
Chicago State University will need to pay a whistleblower more than $3.3 million in damages after a state appellate panel said the jury didn’t err in finding the whistleblower was fired for refusing to bottle up public documents that may have cost the incoming president of the public university on Chicago’s South Side the chance to draw a pension along with his salary.