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Appeals panel remands suit over Four Loko alcohol drink on forum issue

Jonathan Bilyk Oct. 4, 2013, 11:16am

The makers of a caffeinated alcoholic beverage will get another chance to move proceedings from Chicago to Virginia as courts consider a lawsuit brought against the businesses by the parents of a 15-year-old Virginia boy who died after drinking the beverage.

7th Circuit hears arguments in case that invalidated conceal carry ban

Bethany Krajelis Oct. 3, 2013, 2:05pm


7th Circuit hears arguments over $180M grain bin injury case; ConAgra says evidence doesn’t warrant largest punitive damages award in Ill. history

Bethany Krajelis Oct. 2, 2013, 7:41pm


Appeals panel remands suit over city's landmark designations for second time

Jonathan Bilyk Oct. 1, 2013, 3:12pm

Two Chicago landowners have received clearance from an appellate court to proceed with their case challenging the city of Chicago’s decision to landmark their North Side neighborhoods while excluding others nearby.

Supreme Court disciplines 39 attorneys; disbars six

Bethany Krajelis Sep. 30, 2013, 4:59pm

An Algonquin attorney sentenced to prison for his involvement in a murder-for-hire scheme has been disbarred.

Split appeals panel reverses lower court's dismissal of whistleblower action against People's Gas

Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 30, 2013, 12:58pm


Man files class action RICO suit over websites that display mug shots

Andrew Thomason Sep. 30, 2013, 10:51am

A Cook County man has filed a class action lawsuit against two Texas companies after his name and booking picture appeared on the website

Brother of man shot by Chicago police files wrongful death lawsuit

Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 27, 2013, 1:15pm

The brother of a 28-year-old man who died after he was shot by police following an altercation near a Chicago Housing Authority building has filed a wrongful death suit in Chicago’s federal court.

Former probation officer sues Kane County court system for discrimination

Rhys Saunders Sep. 27, 2013, 12:50pm

A 46-year-old black man is suing the Kane County Court Services and the 16th Judicial Circuit for race and age discrimination, claiming younger, less-experienced white men were promoted over him.

Chicago Bar Association and Foundation honor four with Justice John Paul Stevens Award

Bethany Krajelis Sep. 26, 2013, 6:30pm

U.S. Judge Diane Wood of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals said she was just a “baby lawyer” when she first met former U.S. Supreme Justice John Paul Stevens.

Supreme Court agrees to hear arguments over city’s red light camera program, among others

Bethany Krajelis Sep. 26, 2013, 1:47pm

The Illinois Supreme Court this week agreed to hear arguments in more than a dozen cases.

Prenda Law responds to sanctions motion, calls defendants' request " a quagmire"

Bethany Krajelis Sep. 25, 2013, 4:37pm


Illinois residents file class action RICO suit over Western Sky loans

Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 25, 2013, 11:02am


Appeals panel remands man's suit on fraud claim over beer promotion

Andrew Thomason Sep. 23, 2013, 3:19pm


Dr. Dre's headphone company sues over trademark infringement

Rhys Saunders Sep. 23, 2013, 2:38pm


Former employee sues township road district over termination, claims firing was politically motiviated

Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 23, 2013, 2:13pm


Coach files federal suit against unknown members of alleged counterfeiting ring

Rhys Saunders Sep. 20, 2013, 2:44pm

Luxury leather products company Coach Inc. has filed a federal lawsuit accusing members of an alleged foreign counterfeiting ring of selling fake goods online to Illinois residents.

Appeals panel allows professor's defamation suit to move forward

Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 19, 2013, 10:16am


Mobile home residents sue Wheeling, claim village is trying to push them out

Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 19, 2013, 9:58am


Man files racial, sexual harrassment suit against former employer

Andrew Thomason Sep. 19, 2013, 9:43am

A man is seeking a jury trial for alleged racial and sexual harassment that he claims cost him his job.