The dispute centers around Zellner's representation of Lathierial Boyd, a man whose conviction for murder was tossed out in 2013, in a civil rights suit Boyd brought against the Chicago Police for $20 million.
WASHINGTON – In an annual report of “Judicial Hellholes” released today by the American Tort Reform Association, Philadelphia has claimed the No. 1 ranking – in part due to a historic $8 billion punitive damages verdict rendered this year in litigation connected to Johnson & Johnson’s anti-psychotic drug Risperdal.
The Illinois Supreme Court ruled that following the intent of the state’s Nursing Home Care Act – to protect the rights of nursing home residents – is more important than following the letter of the sometimes contradictory law.
Sterigenics has asked a Cook County judge to dismiss a host of personal injury lawsuits against it, asserting the law does not allow it to be sued for its emissions of ethylene oxide, because the emissions were regulated by the government
An Illinois state appeals court has been asked to decide if a judge in Springfield improperly ducked the question of whether state lawmakers illegally borrowed billions of dollars to pay down bills, when such actions may be forbidden by the Illinois state constitution.
The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled an insurance broker for the McCormick Foundation, cannot obtain the Foundation’s communications with its attorneys, to help it fight an action by the Foundation alleging the broker set up a policy that did not cover suits resulting from the Tribune’s bankruptcy.
A state appeals panel has ruled a Cook County judge "abused (her) discretion" in agreeing to take another look at whether a lawsuit against a health care facility in downstate Sycamore belongs in Cook County court.
Saying there was no way a Romeoville business could have known its ruptured water line also would cause an oil spill, a state appeals panel has tossed out a $45 million verdict awarded by a jury to petroleum pipeline company Enbridge Energy to cover its costs in cleaning up a 2010 spill.
Several paint companies, which are facing a class action by a group of parents, have told the Illinois Supreme Court they should not have to pay for children's mandatory lead screenings, because Medicaid paid for the tests, not the parents.
An Illinois biometrics privacy law, which has been used to target employers across the state who require workers to scan fingerprints when punching the clock, has now been turned against a subsidiary of ecommerce giant Amazon, which provides cloud data hosting services for those employers and many other companies
An Illinois appeals panel has said it has no jurisdiction to reverse a Cook County judge’s refusal to take some of the payments by the city of Chicago, meant to cover city retirees’ health insurance coverage, to instead pay fees to attorneys suing the city on behalf of retirees.
The Rizza Auto Group and Keytrak, a company that makes and supports technology car dealers use to secure their cars’ keys, have become the latest targets of a class action lawsuit under an Illinois biometrics privacy law.