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Judge nixes P.I.'s bid to unseal Alvarez deposition, other evidence in Alstory Simon wrongful conviction case

By Jonathan Bilyk | Nov 15, 2018

A private investigator who was a central figure in a prominent wrongful murder conviction case has lost a bid to persuade a judge to unseal the video recorded deposition of former Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez and other evidence, as he pursues a defamation lawsuit of his own against the county’s ex-chief prosecutor.

Appeals panel: Federal judge can't order Cook Courts Clerk to provide immediate access to new lawsuits

By Jonathan Bilyk | Nov 13, 2018

A federal appeals panel has tossed out a Chicago federal judge’s order requiring Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown to provide immediate public access to all civil lawsuits filed in the county, saying the judge was wrong to intervene in the matter both because the state courts had not been given the chance to weight in and because the appellate judges doubted delaying access to filed lawsuits violated anyone’s constitutional rights.

Class action: Hundreds of Cook Sheriff officer suspensions invalid, because State's Attorney not involved

By Jonathan Bilyk | Oct 4, 2018

Cook County’s Sheriff and State’s Attorney may both face a proposed class action brought by a suspended Cook County correctional officer, who claims the disciplinary action against him and similar actions against all officers disciplined by the sheriff since 2016 should be tossed out because the sheriff’s office wasn't represented in the disciplinary proceedings by the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.

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