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Appeals panel: Some home tenants can qualify for property tax exemption; Pay attention to this one, lawyers say
A state appeals panel has ruled some tenants renting homes can now qualify for an Illinois property tax exemption that previously could be claimed only by homeowners.
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State appeals court tosses out Will Co. jury verdict against woman whose husband died from blood clot
The widow of a Joliet man who died from a blood clot a decade ago will be allowed a new trial for damages against the treatment facility she alleges scheduled an untimely follow-up appointment, an Illinois appeals court has ruled.
Businesses could face yet more lawsuits if defined as 'person' under IL Gender Violence law, attorney says
An Illinois appeals court decision could open another avenue for companies to be sued, as appellate justices said it remained an open question as to whether they could be held accountable for their workers' sexual misconduct under a state law to combat gender violence, a defense attorney said.
A divided Illinois appellate panel has ruled a corporation can, under limited circumstances, be liable as a "person" under the Illinois Gender Violence Act, should one of its employees violate that law.
A lawsuit will continue against a Will County city over the drowning deaths of two children in the Kankakee River, a state appeals court has ruled.
IL Supreme Court: 'Hearsay' Facebook post not enough to force car crash defendant to reveal medical history
The Illinois state Supreme Court ruled that a plaintiff in a personal injury lawsuit arising from a traffic crash is not entitled to the defendant’s medical records when the defendant’s health is not part of the allegations.
Appellate court: IL property tax appeals board wrong to reject East Peoria challenge of casino tax assessment
A state appeals court will allow the city of East Peoria another crack at overturning a tax board's decision to cut the property tax assessment for the Par-a-Dice hotel and casino.
A deeply divided Illinois Supreme Court upheld an appellate court decision in favor of a convicted felon fighting the state’s use of his criminal history to terminate his parental rights. In a strongly worded dissension, three of the seven justices warned of judicial overreach and the unintended consequences of new precedent.
Appeals court says Children's Hospital of Illinois responsible for doctor contractors in malpractice case
A Downstate appeals panel has reversed a Peoria judge's dismissal of a malpractice suit against Children's Hospital of Illinois, the suit alleging the facility was at fault for the loss of a baby's vision, saying the hospital could be liable for actions by doctors, even though the doctors were contractors to the hospital, because the hospital presented them as employees.
IL Supreme Court: Judges can't force lawyers to cough up fees earned in divorce cases, other litigation
Saying to find otherwise could lead to “absurd” and “inconvenient” problems for lawyers, Illinois’ state Supreme Court said a judge was wrong to order one lawyer to essentially pay another lawyer out of her fees earned representing one of the spouses in a divorce proceeding.