News from October 2013

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

By Jonathan Bilyk | Oct 1, 2013

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.

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

By Jonathan Bilyk | Oct 4, 2013

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.

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

By Bethany Krajelis | Oct 9, 2013

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

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

By Bethany Krajelis | Oct 10, 2013

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.

Chicago attorney reprimanded over conduct during basketball game

By Bethany Krajelis | Oct 11, 2013

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.

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

By Andrew Thomason | Oct 15, 2013

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.

Whole Foods faces lawsuit from customer who claims she was robbed

By Whitney Brakken | Oct 16, 2013

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

Man sues city after allegedly being attacked by security guards

By Whitney Brakken | Oct 16, 2013

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

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