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.
An Illinois appeals court has ruled a Cook County judge was right to jail a Chicago real estate developer for not paying interim legal fees for his wife in their divorce case, rejecting the man's contention the jailing amounted to sending him to "debtor's prison" for not having the funds a judge presumes he does.
Chicago Fire Fighters Union Local No. 2 filed a complaint against the city asking for a temporary restraining order and a preliminary or permanent injunction to prevent the city from promoting firefighters the union said did not earn their promotion through the usual methods.
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 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.
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.