Illinois

Consumer Law

Suit says Starbucks puts too much ice in cups; rep calls it ‘essential component’ of iced drink

Trials & Litigation

Investigator sued along with Northwestern University by exonerated ex-inmate files $20M countersuit

White-Collar Crime

Disbarred Illinois lawyer gets 57 months in mortgage-rescue fraud case

Criminal Justice

Learning to play chess teaches jail inmates life strategies

White-Collar Crime

Federal judge calls Dennis Hastert a ‘serial child molester,’ gives him 15 months in banking case

Contracts

Alleged sex abuse victim of Dennis Hastert sues to enforce claimed $3.5M compensation contract

Criminal Justice

Convicted in 2012 of 1957 child-murder, man is freed from life prison term in Friday ruling

Labor & Employment

Some retailers end on-call scheduling after probes by multiple states

Trials & Litigation

Man held 6 months in retail theft of 2 paintbrushes gets 6 months for contempt over court outburst

Court Security

After ‘chaotic’ week without cellphone storage lockers, Chicago court visitors can use them again

Court Security

‘Tough chaotic day’ at Chicago courthouse as cellphone ban, sans storage lockers, begins

Trials & Litigation

Judge: Pro se lawyer guilty of soliciting murder would win if he could sue himself for malpractice

Trials & Litigation

Man convicted in 1957 child-slaying is innocent, top prosecutor says; 3 new lawyers are now on case

Trials & Litigation

Ex-inmate’s $40M suit against Northwestern and former journalism professor OK’d by federal judge

Advertising Law

Soccer great Pele sues Samsung for $30M, using same attorney as Michael Jordan

Bankruptcy Law

Uber driver who bought $40K vehicle just before bankruptcy gets $10K loan shortfall discharged

Trusts & Estates

Hoarder’s packed home held $12K in potato-chip packages, estate lawyer recounts

Labor & Employment

With latest $22K sanction, attorney’s total for case tops $166K

Attorney Fees

Mayor says law firm overcharged $657K in 11-year case, threatens criminal investigation

Court Security

What’s a court visitor to do with a banned cellphone? Storage lockers are being eliminated