7th Circuit Court


Freed after 20 years, man gets $20M; another whose DNA doesn’t match linked murder is still jailed

Trials & Litigation

Lawyer and wife win $26M jury verdict; defendant cab company immediately files bankruptcy

Immigration Law

Posner blasts ‘excessive judicial passivity’ and ‘lackluster’ lawyering in cabbie’s immigration case

Trials & Litigation

Posner informs pro se litigant that the queen of England did not absolve him of need to pay taxes

Trials & Litigation

Midwest law firm wins record $62M settlement from Lockheed in suit over 401(k) fees

Real Estate & Property Law

Federal judge nixes TRO on new Chicago Cubs signs sought by rooftop seating companies

Trials & Litigation

Ex-inmate sues Northwestern University and journalism prof, says they coerced a false confession

White-Collar Crime

Former attorney and radio host gets nearly 6 years in $2.3M client-theft case

Criminal Justice

Chicago US attorney drops most serious stash-house sting charges against 27 defendants

Labor & Employment

Posner ruling tosses Social Security judges’ grievance claim, compares them to assembly line workers

White-Collar Crime

Feds expand case against defense lawyer charged with perjury, indict another attorney

Trials & Litigation

Federal judge sanctions prosecutor’s office for bad faith in police misconduct case


After retiring as federal judge, Illinois jurist relishes his return to the state trial court bench

Constitutional Law

‘Tis the season for lawsuits over holiday displays

Trials & Litigation

Federal judge says acquitted attorney can sue Above the Law for defamation, but not Gawker

Constitutional Law

Mayor says FBI cleared 2 officers in chaotic arrest after seat-belt stop, returns them to duty

Attorney Fees

Posner: ‘Outlandish’ attorney fees in glucosamine settlement were part of a ‘selfish deal’


Posner opinion tosses judge from case partly for his ‘tone of derision’

Constitutional Law

Woman ticketed for going topless at Chicago event files civil rights suit against city

Religious Law

Posner researches Chabad online; Bauer explains his ‘religious inclinations’ concurrence