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Appeals panel remands suit over city's landmark designations for second time

Jonathan Bilyk Oct. 1, 2013, 3:12pm

Two Chicago landowners have received clearance from an appellate court to proceed with their case challenging the city of Chicago’s decision to landmark their North Side neighborhoods while excluding others nearby.

7th Circuit hears arguments over $180M grain bin injury case; ConAgra says evidence doesn’t warrant largest punitive damages award in Ill. history

Bethany Krajelis Oct. 2, 2013, 7:41pm


7th Circuit hears arguments in case that invalidated conceal carry ban

Bethany Krajelis Oct. 3, 2013, 2:05pm


Appeals panel remands suit over Four Loko alcohol drink on forum issue

Jonathan Bilyk Oct. 4, 2013, 11:16am

The makers of a caffeinated alcoholic beverage will get another chance to move proceedings from Chicago to Virginia as courts consider a lawsuit brought against the businesses by the parents of a 15-year-old Virginia boy who died after drinking the beverage.

Appellate Court: trucking companies must pay state taxes on "pass-through miles"

Jonathan Bilyk Oct. 4, 2013, 12:30pm


Appeals panel upholds forum ruling in wrongful death suit over terrorist bombing of Jordan hotel

Jonathan Bilyk Oct. 7, 2013, 11:32am


Judge grants Duffy's request for extension to respond to amended counterclaim in Prenda Law's defamation suit

Bethany Krajelis Oct. 8, 2013, 3:18pm


First District affirms dismissal of construction company's suit against settling party in car crash case

Jonathan Bilyk Oct. 9, 2013, 10:43am


I-LAW stops in Chicago for its annual "Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week"

Bethany Krajelis Oct. 9, 2013, 3:24pm

A legal watchdog group stopped in Chicago today as part of a statewide tour to promote its annual “Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week.”

Skokie inn sues city of Chicago over weed control ordinances; seeks class action status and refund

Jonathan Bilyk Oct. 10, 2013, 12:28pm


Suit over crash between Metra and Amtrak trains removed to federal court

Andrew Thomason Oct. 10, 2013, 2:13pm


Supreme Court's Access to Justice Commission seeks public comments on proposed forms

Bethany Krajelis Oct. 10, 2013, 4:23pm

A commission created by the Illinois Supreme Court is seeking public comments on forms intended to help make the court process easier for litigants in civil cases.

7th Circuit upholds $25 million jury award to man wrongfully convicted of 1993 murder

Jonathan Bilyk Oct. 11, 2013, 10:03am


Chicago attorney reprimanded over conduct during basketball game

Bethany Krajelis Oct. 11, 2013, 3:09pm

The Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (IARDC) reprimanded a Chicago lawyer this week for pushing and kicking a teen during a pick-up basketball game.

Three former employees sue Rockford Career College for age discrimination

Rhys Saunders Oct. 15, 2013, 10:32am


Appellate court affirms nearly $2M award to bicyclist who sued city for negligence

Andrew Thomason Oct. 15, 2013, 11:02am

An appeals panel this month upheld nearly $2 million in damages the City of Chicago was ordered to pay a man who broke his left shoulder in a bicycling accident.

Dying prisoner files federal lawsuit seeking release

Rhys Saunders Oct. 16, 2013, 10:04am


Insurance company seeks declaratory judgment over duty to defend homeowners association

Jonathan Bilyk Oct. 16, 2013, 2:37pm


Whole Foods faces lawsuit from customer who claims she was robbed

Whitney Brakken Oct. 16, 2013, 5:42pm

A woman is suing over claims she was assaulted, battered and robbed.

Man sues city after allegedly being attacked by security guards

Whitney Brakken Oct. 16, 2013, 5:57pm

A man is suing over claims he was grabbed by security guards without cause while at a train station.