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Recent Articles by CDLB staff
Ill. GOP loses federal bid to enjoin crowd limits for the Fourth
A federal judge Thursday rejected the Illinois Republican Party’ request to bar Gov. J.B. Pritzker from enforcing limits on crowd size against political parties in the months leading up to the November general election.
Local bar groups weigh in after Floyd death
The death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers has triggered nationwide protests, calls for police reforms and statements of outrage from politicians and public officials.
Judge says in-person deposition on Walmart’s home turf poses safety risk
The dangers posed by the COVID-19 pandemic call for lawyers in a copyright-infringement dispute to conduct a deposition by remote videoconference rather than in an Arkansas conference room, a federal judge in Chicago held Tuesday.
ARDC issues statement on race, says lawyers play a critical role
The Illinois Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission issued a statement on racism Tuesday, vowing to review its internal practices “that allow bias to permeate our agency.”
Chicago City Council settles EMS failure-to-treat suit for $200K
Chicago aldermen approved a $200,000 settlement to the family of a man who died after paramedics arrived but did not treat him.
Panel: McHenry municipalities can’t get COVID patient information
A McHenry County judge improperly ordered the county health department to reveal the names and addresses of COVID-19 patients to law enforcement and nearby municipalities, a state appeals panel found last week.
Youth hockey org skates through antitrust appeal
The owner of a suburban indoor ice rink failed to state an antitrust claim against the organization that governs amateur hockey in Illinois, a federal appeals court held.
Ill. AG wants SCOTUS to restore FTC restitution powers
The Illinois Attorney General’s office wants the nation’s top court to reinstate regulators’ anti-fraud tools stripped last year by the Chicago based appeals court.