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Recent Articles by CDLB staff
Federal judge dismisses case over 2018 primary for Cook County assessor
A 2018 candidate for Cook County Assessor who was disqualified during the race and then reinstated does not have a case against city and county election officials for violating her rights, a federal judge held.
Illinois appeals court says Airbnb fire death should be tried in Maine
An Illinois appellate court has ruled that a lawsuit against Airbnb in which a Cook County man died in a house fire should be tried in Maine, where the rental home was located.
Chicago FOP chief, facing possible discipline, says he’ll retire
The head of Chicago’s largest police union said Monday he would retire from the department amid a disciplinary hearing that could have ended with his firing.
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Rideshare driver’s challenge to mask mandate fails
A Catholic driver challenging a requirement that people wear masks in rideshare vehicles is not entitled to an injunction barring its enforcement while his lawsuit is pending, a federal judge held.
Judge explains Law Division arbitration
Attorneys shouldn’t fear mandatory arbitration in the Law Division of the Cook County Circuit Court, a judge said Thursday.
Appellate court upholds firing of sergeant in Laquan McDonald shooting
A state appellate court upheld the firing of a former Chicago police sergeant who was accused of helping cover up an officer’s murder of Laquan McDonald.
Lyft complaint, legal malpractice issue on Illinois Supreme Court November docket
The Illinois Supreme Court will convene in person Tuesday in Springfield to begin hearing oral arguments for its November term.
Vermilion jury awards $14.75M to mother with brain injury after C-section
A jury in Vermilion County awarded $14.75 million to a woman who suffered a debilitating brain injury during childbirth in a Danville hospital.