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.