Recent News on Legal Issues
The ABA Law Journal reports that a “federal appeals court has overturned a $3 million award to the widow of a Reed Smith partner who blamed antidepressant labeling for her husband’s suicide.” Read Complete Story.
Crain’s Chicago Business reports that “the Illinois Supreme Court today barred a Chicago-area judicial candidate accused of posing as a judge during traffic court from taking the bench if she wins and revoked her law license.” (Read Complete Story)
The New York Times reports that “the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee that rolled backward down a driveway and killed the actor Anton Yelchin early Sunday was a model that Fiat Chrysler has recalled for a gearshift issue that has confused … Continue reading
The Daily Herald reports that an Illinois appeals court on Monday reinstated a wrongful-death lawsuit against members of the Northern Illinois University chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha in the 2012 hazing-related death of Palatine High School graduate David Bogenberger. Read … Continue reading
The Chicago Tribune reports “as Mayor Rahm Emanuel was apologizing Wednesday for the broken system of police accountability exposed by the Laquan McDonald case, city attorneys argued before a federal judge that footage of an officer fatally shooting a 17-year-old … Continue reading
The Chicago Tribune reports that “Mayor Rahm Emanuel will take the rare step Wednesday of delivering a speech on Chicago’s woeful police misconduct record to the City Council, which has approved hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements for victims … Continue reading
As reported in the Chicago Tribune, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Monday announced a wide-ranging investigation into the Chicago Police Department in the wake of an uproar over a video showing a fatal police shooting 14 months ago. (Read … Continue reading
The Chicago Tribune reports that four workers were injured when a steel beam collapsed at a construction site in the West Loop on Monday morning. (Read complete article)
The Chicago Tribune reports today on a pending federal lawsuit where two women allege a police cover-up of an off-duty officer’s road rage incident.
Police said a bus had struck a woman who was walking on the street. She was being taken to a hospital but no further details were known. Read Complete Story.