Illinois

Legal Ethics

Lawyer who billed corporate client for his sanctions is reprimanded

Government Law

Federal judge says mom sued too late accusing Chicago officials of cover-up in son’s death

Court Security

Losing litigant who threw chair at defendant cop after verdict gets 5 years

Criminal Justice

Man beat murder charge in detective’s death, but feds seek life term in drug case, citing slaying

Intellectual Property Law

Hacking software in Batman movie doesn’t infringe on real-life product, says 7th Circuit

Health Law

Ex-patient sues hospital and rabbi because his amputated leg was cremated

Internet Law

Website that facilitated sale of gun used in fatal shooting has no tort liability, 7th Circuit says

Labor & Employment

Home Depot sued over off-site slaying of pregnant woman by her supervisor

Criminal Justice

Chicago lawyer gets 6-year sentence for sexual assault

Bar Exam

Law grads sue over ‘Barmageddon,’ seek refund of software fee and punitive damages

Trials & Litigation

Feds raid criminal defense lawyer’s office, seek conflict hearings in multiple cases

Trials & Litigation

Lawyer who speculated in court filing about missing Malaysia Air flight faces legal ethics case

Labor & Employment

LinkedIn settles with feds, agrees to pay nearly $6M in FLSA ‘off the clock’ and overtime case

Copyright Law

Northwestern sues ex-employee, says author took book she was paid to write on infamous murder case

Trials & Litigation

Pro se defendant held in contempt and gets 180 days for refusing to approach bench at trial

Family Law

Online adoption service resolves suit by Illinois AG

Criminal Justice

Official says Chicago will allow drivers to appeal 9,000 red-light tickets after usual deadline

Careers

Longtime attorney becomes a therapist to help fellow lawyers deal with ‘spirit-killing’ profession

Evidence

‘Love my dress’ Facebook selfie puts police on trail of shoplifting suspect

Business of Law

Winston & Strawn finds e-discovery a lucrative market niche; 400 lawyers vied for 10 recent openings