Bryan Cave News

Businessman's accusations vs ex-Speaker Hastert over use of funds 'strain credulity,' judge says

By Dan Churney | Apr 10, 2017

A Chicago federal judge has dismissed a court action by a suburban businessman, who alleged former U.S. Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert misused public money for his private business interests, saying the businessman’s story could not be believed.

ESPN: Stephen A. Smith's rant on Jackie Robinson West protected from lawsuit by 1st Amendment, IL law

By Jonathan Bilyk | May 24, 2016

Cable TV sports network ESPN and the network’s prominent on-air pundit Stephen A. Smith have responded to a lawsuit brought by the parents of players of controversy-plagued Chicago Little League baseball team, Jackie Robinson West, asking a Cook County judge to dismiss the litigation because the parents’ lawsuit does little more than attempt to punish ESPN and Smith for reporting news and expressing opinion on prominent events, simply because the parents found the news and Smith’s opinion “upset

Helzberg removes proposed class action suit over diamond weight to federal court

By Andrew Thomason | Sep 16, 2013

Helzberg Diamond Shops Inc. has removed a class action lawsuit involving the weight of its diamonds from Cook County Circuit Court to federal court.

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