A collection of suburban communities didn't violate antitrust laws by establishing an alarm business monopoly by requiring businesses within their borders to purchase alarm services from one alarm business, a federal appeals court has said.
A divided federal appeals court has found the former police chief in suburban University Park can sue the village over his firing in federal court, even though his complaint could be addressed at the state level.
The Illinois Public Risk Fund, an organization which helps Illinois local governments pool their workers' compensation insurance, and its lawyers from Edelson P.C., has won the chance to sidestep the federal courts’ “black hole” as it pursues its own legal claims against the makers and distributors of so-called opioid painkillers.
RICHMOND, Va. – An opinion by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has left fluid just who can be part of a class action, leaving unanswered the question of how to identify members, a defense attorney says.
A drug company sued by the widow of a Chicago man, who killed himself after taking the generic form of the antidepressant Paxil, argues that the widow has launched a “frivolous," “topsy-turvy” and "unprecedented" effort to have a Chicago federal district judge override the U.S. Supreme Court and restore a $3 million verdict.
A federal judge has denied a request from the maker of LaCroix sparkling waters to punish plaintiffs and their lawyers for bringing an allegedly frivolous class action lawsuit over the content of its drinks, which the company has branded "financial terrorism," even though the lawsuit and the plaintiffs' marketing promotion of it may have already cost the company more than $1 billion in market value.
A former Chicago lawyer, one of the principals at Prenda Law and one of the masterminds behind a scheme to secure millions of dollars in settlements as part of a shakedown scheme targeted at those downloading online porn, has been sentenced to five years in prison.
A federal appeals court has ruled a former Purdue University student has made a plausible case that the school wrongly suspended him, on the basis of his gender, for alleged sexual misdeeds against a female student, which he said ruined his ambition to become a naval officer, based on a process judges said "fell short" of what is required to suspend a high school student for misbehavior.
In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent refusal to hear her case, the widow of a Chicago man, who killed himself after allegedly taking the generic form of the antidepressant Paxil, is trying to have a federal district judge restore her $3 million verdict against drugmaker GSK, because the company allegedly didn’t push federal regulators to revise the drug’s warning label.
A federal appeals panel has come down on the side of American Airlines in a suit filed by a former employee who alleged the airline violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when it ended the accommodations that made it possible for her to do her job at home.
A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling has set the stage for a political battle over political gerrymandering and control of the redistricting process. But the decision has left Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and his fellow Democrats holding the cards.
A federal judge will allow a police officer in suburban Dolton to continue his age discrimination lawsuit against the village and its Board of Fire and Police Commissioners, saying the village's decision to promote three younger part-time police officers was enough to demonstrate potential bias.