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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 'ducks,' leaves unanswered whether state constitution's balanced budget rules 'mean anything'
The Illinois Supreme Court’s recent refusal to hear a challenge to a state abortion funding law has raised questions over the court’s willingness to force the state legislature ever to abide by the balanced budget requirements spelled out in the state constitution and Illinois law.
IL Supreme Court denies abortion funding law challenge; Dissent: 'Political question' claims deserve hearing
A group of abortion foes have lost their bid to undo an Illinois law making all Illinois taxpayers foot the bill for what they say will be tens of thousands of abortions per year, as the Illinois Supreme Court refused to take up the case. Three justices, though, said the majority was wrong to let the state sidestep the challenge so easily.
Appeals court reverses ruling for ADM in trade secrets violation case vs ex-sweeteners division manager
A former employee of Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), who was sued for violating trade secrets while he operated his new business, has obtained a victory in court.
IL Supreme Court: Appeals court wrongly let ex-Normal cops off hook in man's lawsuit over murder conviction
The Illinois Supreme Court will allow a man to continue with his lawsuit against a group of downstate police detectives for allegedly helping to lead the effort to wrongly convict him of murder.
Appeals court: State agency didn't retaliate against woman who posted fliers complaining about staff parking
A state appeals panel has backed a county judge's decision pulling the plug on a lawsuit brought by a state employee who alleged she was retaliated against after posting fliers complaining of the handling of employee parking policies.
Springfield judge overstepped in OKing landowners' challenge to Ameren power line eminent domain cases: IL Sup Ct
The Supreme Court of Illinois has unanimously yanked the plug on a downstate court’s ruling that found the Illinois Commerce Commission breached due process by not notifying landowners their properties were in the path of proposed power lines, saying the lower court overstepped its authority, although two justices disagreed with the majority’s reasoning, calling it a “threat to individual rights.”
Hospitals in Illinois have secured a key win in a longrunning court fight over whether they should be required to pay property taxes, as the Illinois Supreme Court has upheld as constitutional a state law allowing hospitals to remain tax exempt.
Appeals court OKs IL abortion funding, despite 'problematic' lack of revenue estimate; Appeal to IL Sup Ct vowed
A group of pro-life organizations seeking to undo Illinois legislation mandating taxpayer funding of abortion services has pledged to appeal their case to the Illinois Supreme Court, after a state appeals court opted not to compel the state of Illinois to account for where the money to pay for the abortions would come from.
Appeals panel undoes $4.6M verdict for man who claimed contracted cancer from asbestos in welding rods
A state appeals panel has overturned a $4.6 million judgment in favor of a man who said he contracted mesothelioma by inhaling asbestos fibers while working near welding rods.