Illinois

Business of Law

Jenner & Block to open first overseas office; seeks to hire lawyers in London

Criminal Procedure

Defense objected to twin-jury murder trial of 2 men, but wants cases consolidated for appeal

Government Law

Chicago camera ticketing violates notice rules, suit says; seeks refund of money paid by motorists

Evidence

Man’s social media post about pending firearm case threatens judge, gets him jail and $500K bail

Business of Law

Five-partner health-care group exits Nelson Mulllins to open new office in Raleigh for Chicago firm

Evidence

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

Criminal Justice

Big-city sheriff announces ‘rocket docket’ plan to get low-level offenders out of jail

Products Liability

Suit says law student died due to faulty equipment for diabetics

Judiciary

Justice may be deposed in suit claiming State Farm orchestrated his election, judge rules

Law Schools

Harvard, Northwestern help Qatar open law school that will award a JD degree

Business of Law

Legal incubator dubbed ‘Project Lemonade’ gets $400K grant from MacArthur Foundation

Business of Law

Fast-growing Shook Hardy to open new office by acquiring 25-attorney Chicago firm

Government Law

Felony Franks reopens in Chicago suburb after sign dispute leads to closing of city operation

Trials & Litigation

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

Trials & Litigation

Prosecutor tackles murder suspect as he sprints out of bond court; sheriff’s deputies pile on

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

Government Law

Speed camera repeatedly tickets teacher’s parked car

White-Collar Crime

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