Illinois

Civil Rights

Police body cams didn’t shut off, invading officers’ privacy, federal lawsuit says

Tort Law

Man pleads guilty in auto crash, then sues city alleging police siren and lights distracted him

Immigration Law

Amidst claims ICE should do more to ID lawful residents, detained citizen wins $20K award

Labor & Employment

Illinois attorney general sues Jimmy John’s over noncompete clauses for low-wage workers

Criminal Justice

Man exits news conference about his lawsuit over police shooting, is arrested for murder

Law Firms

Origination credit is shunned at law firm of former Schiff Hardin lawyers

Criminal Justice

Drew Peterson guilty of seeking contract hit on prosecutor in murder case

Criminal Justice

Woman who faced 6-year term for court lockup kick that caused no injury gets 1 year after plea deal

Criminal Justice

Fewer than 1% of arrestees in Chicago see a lawyer while in police custody

Criminal Justice

Ex-cop Drew Peterson on trial on charges he tried to put a hit on prosecutor in his murder case

Law Firms

Hinshaw announces management shake-up, new ‘category killer’ focus

Work/Life Balance

Winston & Strawn expands parental leave, eliminates ‘primary’ caregiver distinction

Criminal Justice

Suburban Chicago mom gets 4 years for killing disabled daughter

White-Collar Crime

Lawyer known for his costumed ‘Excuseman’ character is indicted in $1.1M client theft

Civil Rights

ACLU will seek to intervene in lawsuit over transgender student access to high school locker room

White-Collar Crime

Immigration lawyer convicted of helping clients concoct tales of persecution

Evidence

‘Testilying’ by police on stand is rarely punished, Chicago Tribune reports

Privacy Law

Judge OKs suit accusing Facebook of violating Illinois privacy law with its photo-tag technology

Education Law

School’s pact with feds over transgender locker room access sparks new lawsuit

Trials and Litigation

Taxi drivers may have disparate-treatment claim against Chicago, says federal judge