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Recent Articles by CDLB staff
ARDC recommends disbarment for attorney in mortgage scheme
An attorney who was convicted of bank fraud should be disbarred, according to the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission hearing board.
Illinois Supreme Court publishes 4 opinions
The Illinois Supreme Court issued four opinions Thursday, including a ruling in a criminal case concerning the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act.
Chicago police didn’t violate FOIA in shooting records request, panel affirms
The Chicago Police Department established convincing evidence that a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request after a police shooting was unduly burdensome and that some of the records were exempt, a panel of the 1st District Appellate Court ruled.
7th Circuit affirms lawsuit limits for jailed white supremacist
An inmate’s “egregiously abusive” behavior while challenging his prison conditions supports a judge’s decision to toss two of the man’s lawsuits and to bar him from filing new suits for at least two years, a federal appeals court held.
Woman hurt in motorcycle crash settles for $3M
A former CTA bus driver whose knee was injured in an accident while she was riding a motorcycle received a $3 million settlement.
Equal protection claim stays in suit over Hinsdale firefighter suicide
Hinsdale and its fire department lieutenant lost a bid to toss certain claims in a lawsuit alleging that hazing, discrimination and abuse drove a female firefighter to take her life.
Chicago suit over online tobacco sales gets OK
A federal judge declined to throw out a lawsuit filed by the city of Chicago accusing three related businesses and their principal of violating ordinances designed to protect minors from the harm caused by tobacco products.
Missing surveillance video leads to evidence instruction for jury
A company’s “unexplained and cavalier failure” to save surveillance video of an altercation between two employees despite repeated requests to preserve the footage calls for a curative measure, a federal judge held.