Illinois

Privacy Law

Lawyer sues Avvo, says unauthorized use of professional info violates right of publicity

Criminal Justice

Trial of ‘golden boy’ lawyer accused in wife’s death ends with hung jury

Labor & Employment

Law firm among pioneering employers who OK worker use of medical marijuana

Criminal Justice

Attorney defending his own murder-for-hire case says he was framed by jailhouse ‘snitch’

Civil Rights

Chicago plans $3.1M settlement in DOJ suit over US residency rule for foreign-born police applicants

Criminal Justice

Driver gets 8 years in wrong-way crash that killed 1 law student and severely injured another

Court Security

Attorney defends himself at trial in murder-for-hire case

Criminal Justice

Pot case dismissed due to lack of warrant, but 2,300 pounds of evidence will go up in smoke

Legal Ethics

Retired lawyer handled pro bono case, called opposing counsel ‘lawyer babe,’ ethics complaint says

Trials & Litigation

Judge nixes $25M settlement because plaintiff’s lawyer was told of jury note before defense counsel

Election Law

3 sitting judges can run for election rather than retention, hearing officer rules

Securities Law

Goldman Sachs OKs $5B settlement of civil claims over toxic mortgage bonds

Business of Law

Partner’s ‘slave’ comment to contract attorney led to tweet that launched a law firm

Civil Rights

BigLaw firm to review Chicago in-house team after police shooting defense verdict is struck

Criminal Justice

Ex-law firm worker stole $500K to pay for medical bills, $40K boat and $55K vehicle

Verdicts & Settlements

Chicago pays reparations to 57 victims of torture by renegade police squad

Criminal Justice

Former Chicago lawyer charged with murdering his wife in 1973

Criminal Justice

Chicago police officer indicted for murder one for shooting teen ‘without lawful justification’

Trials & Litigation

Michael Jordan donates ‘multimillion-dollar’ settlement in advertising case to Chicago charities

Court Security

Final defendant sentenced in suburban Chicago courthouse beating gets 3 years