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Recent Articles by CDLB staff
$42.4M surgery delay verdict against Advocate upheld
A suburban Advocate hospital must pay $42.4 million to the widow of a man who died after a delayed procedure to replace an abdominal pump, a state appellate panel held.
Joseph Hettel aims to continue growth in ‘leap of faith’ 3rd District seat
Justice Joseph P. Hettel didn’t always aspire to serving on the appellate court, but said his unique and diverse legal experience has helped him find his footing since taking the role in 2022.
Federal judge tosses challenge to Chicago migrant shelter
Residents of West Town have no standing to challenge what they maintain was a unilateral decision by Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson to open a migrant shelter in their neighborhood, a federal judge held.
County pays $1.8M to jail detainee injured in fall
Cook County has paid $1.85 million to a disabled man who was injured — the parties dispute how badly — when he fell from an upper bunk in the jail.
Judge nixes suit over teacher’s firing for Facebook posts
A teacher who lost a challenge to school officials’ decision to fire her over an uproar she created with Facebook posts related to George Floyd’s murder is not entitled to a second bite at the apple, a federal judge ruled.
Appellate panel affirms tossing suit over slip and fall
An apartment owners association does not have to face a negligence lawsuit over injuries sustained by a woman who slipped and fell in one of its parking lots, a state appellate panel held.
Proposed class action over Cook County firearm tax revived
A potential class-action lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Cook County firearm and ammunition tax can proceed, a state appellate panel ruled.
Parents can’t seek higher damages over dog bite
The family of a boy who was severely injured by a dog when he was 4 years old is not entitled to a new trial on damages related to future compensation, a state appellate panel ruled.