Attorneys for actor Jussie Smollett have asked a court to dismiss a defamation lawsuit brought by the Nigerian brothers who police have said helped the actor fake the alleged racially-motivated attack in Chicago in January, and to sanction the Osundairo brothers and the lawyers who are representing them.
Acknowledging a new state law was written specifically to target one suburban medical device sterilization plant, a group of state lawmakers have asked a DuPage County judge to reject a deal negotiated between Illinois state officials and Sterigenics to allow the company’s Willowbrook plant potentially to reopen.
Medical device sterilizer Sterigenics has secured a path to reopening its plant in suburban Willowbrook, which has remained shuttered since February when state regulators under Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker ordered it closed over pollution concerns, even though the plant never violated the terms of its state operating permit.
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.
Lawyers for former Illinois state worker Mark Janus have asked a federal appeals panel to overturn a ruling barring nonunion state workers from collecting refunds of the fees they paid to unions, even though the unions had more than a strong inkling the fees were about to be declared unconstitutional.
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.
Amazon has been targeted in a new class action lawsuit under an Illinois biometrics privacy law, with plaintiffs asking a court to order the e-commerce giant to pay potentially enormous damages for allowing its Alexa A.I. program to record the voices of children and others using their systems, or the voices of others speaking nearby while someone else uses Alexa.
Lawyers for Cook County are arguing the county can continue its lawsuit in Cook County court against Facebook, which alleges the company let user data be mined to aid President Donald Trump’s election campaign, because Facebook drew a bull's-eye on Illinois residents.