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- Campaigns & Elections
Anne Burke, wife of indicted Chicago alderman, selected next chief justice of Illinois Supreme Court
Anne Burke, an Illinois Supreme Court justice who has served on the court since 2006, and the wife of indicted Chicago Ald. Ed Burke, has been selected by her fellow justices to serve as the new chief justice of the state’s high court.
- Federal Court
Facebook will need to face a class action under Illinois’ biometrics privacy law for its face-tagging technology, as a federal appeals court in California rejected both the social media giant’s attempt to argue the plaintiffs couldn’t prove they were actually harmed by the program, and Facebook’s contention a class action would dissolve into a pool of “mini-trials” over individual Illinois residents’ claims.
SPRINGFIELD -- The Illinois Supreme Court ruled a woman cannot sue the court-appointed guardian ad litem she alleges did not protect her assets when she was a minor. In its opinion, the court included a plea to the General Assembly to clarify the meaning of guardian ad litem and ensure it is used consistently across statutes.
Illinois Supreme Court says state board can decide not to monitor groundwater for contamination from 'clean fill'
A divided Illinois Supreme Court sided with the Pollution Control Board in a dispute over the board’s rules for disposing of “clean fill,” despite arguments from the state and Will County that the rules do not do enough to protect groundwater.
ARDC accuses Chicago lawyer Mark McNabola of dishonesty, wrongly using jury note to turn trial loss into $25M settlement
State officials are seeking action against Chicago lawyer Mark McNabola, who allegedly engaged in various acts of misconduct, including allegedly wrongfully withholding information in court to clinch a $25 million settlement in a personal injury lawsuit.
Illinois Supreme Court: Lawyers representing themselves vs 'frivolous' suits, entitled to 'fees' for time lost
The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that plaintiffs who press frivolous suits against lawyers representing themselves, can be made to pay the lawyer for time lost to his or her practice in defending against the suit.
IL Supreme Court: Withdrawal, refiling medmal lawsuit vs hospital OK, even if may be attempt to sidestep judge's order
The Illinois Supreme Court says a man can continue his 10-year-long legal battle against a Decatur hospital, even though the hospital claimed his decision to voluntarily dismiss his suit amounted to a procedural tactic to sidestep a judge's order regarding a witness.
IL Supreme Court suspends Brodsky; Commission complained he revealed 'confidential' lawsuit funding deal, accused opponent of 'extortion'
Joel Brodsky, an attorney best known for leading the defense of Drew Peterson, has been suspended from practicing law in Illinois, after a state disciplinary agency accused him of ethical violations, including using a lawsuit to reveal a third-party litigation financing arrangement in a multi-million dollar patent infringement lawsuit over soup can containers.
IL Supreme Court douses class action vs Walgreens for charging Chicago bottled water tax on more than bottled water
llinois’ highest state court has bottled up a class action vs Walgreens, as justices said a man can’t claim the retail pharmacy chain defrauded him by charging Chicago's bottled water tax on his Perrier and LaCroix.
IL discipline board: Disbar lawyer who accused others of abuse, malpractice to control lawsuit vs Greyhound over mother's death
Panel says lawyer should be disbarred because he created a "tangled web" of accusations and frivolous lawsuits to gain control of the wrongful death lawsuit that followed the death of a mother who was crushed by a Greyhound bus in Colorado.