A federal judge has dismissed a teachers union class action against the Chicago Public Schools board, which alleged discrimination against blacks was behind teacher layoffs, finding color blind bureaucracy, not racism, determined who received pink slips.
A state appellate court refused to grant a mistrial in a medical malpractice case, despite the plaintiffs' contention a decision by the defendant doctor and his lawyer to come to the aid of a juror who fell ill during closing arguments colored the other jurors' perceptions of the doctor.
A state appeals panel has rejected an attempt by a suspended Chicago international school principal to challenge the Chicago Board of Education's hearing process that resulted in his removal from his job.
The order says The Coffman Firm; Kaplan Fox and Kilsheimer; and Williams Montgomery and John, sent 'misleading, slanted and potentially confusing' letters to supermarkets and others suing chicken producers over prices
CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Boeing is facing a breach of contract suit by a Dublin, Ireland aircraft leasing and subleasing company that had contracted to buy 737 MAXs prior to Boeing halting production of the aircraft.
Illinois state troopers and an Illinois Tollway civilian employee are suing the Illinois State Police, the Tollway and two ISP commanders for allegedly retaliating against them for speaking out about alleged problems within ISP's District 15
A federal appeals panel says a lower court was right to close out a class action accusing Groupon of wrongly using people’s Instagram photos, because the judges agreed Instagram usernames aren’t enough to establish the identity of untold numbers of potential additional plaintiffs.
A railroad company can sue employees who it blames for causing railroad accidents, even after those employees first sue the railroad for injuries they suffered in the accident the railroad says they caused, the Illinois Supreme Court has ruled.
A state appeals panel says electrical utility ComEd doesn't violate the rights of those applying for customer service positions by pulling their credit history, because those jobs handle a great deal of sensitive customer information.
A state appeals panel has tossed out a foreclosure judgment issued against a Wilmette couple, saying their lender never proved they received the required so-called "acceleraton notice" the bank claimed it had sent.
A Chicago federal judge has ruled a cruise ship line is liable in a class action, which alleged the cruise line let telemarketers make unsolicited calls on its behalf, describing as "frivolous" the cruise line's defense argument that late physicist Stephen Hawking's computer-assisted voice could have violated anti-telemarketing law.
A group of Exelon investors have filed suit against the parent company of electrical utility ComEd, asserting the company’s potentially corrupt state lobbying activities in Springfield artificially inflated the company’s stock price, setting investors up for losses when the federal investigation into those activities came to light.
The Ferrara Candy Company has to handle its own legal defense and reimburse Liberty Mutual after an appellate court found the insurer was not responsible for defending and indemnifying the confectioner in a lawsuit.