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Recent Articles by CDLB staff
Illinois high court issues opinions in two criminal cases
The Illinois Supreme Court issued two more opinions from its September 2021 term Thursday, both concerning criminal matters involving guns.
Justice Brett Kavanaugh tests positive for COVID, has no symptoms
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court says Justice Brett Kavanaugh has tested positive for COVID-19.
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Railroad worker’s health problems block claim
A man failed to show he was a victim of disability discrimination when Union Pacific Railroad Co. fired him after learning he had suffered a stroke and had a defibrillator implanted in his heart, a federal judge held.
Hedge-fund suit against AbbVie over failed Shire merger dismissed
A judge in the Circuit Court of Cook County granted summary judgment to biopharmaceutical company AbbVie Inc., dispensing with multiple allegations of fraud made by a group of hedge funds.
Discrimination suit against hospital can move forward
Two would-be patients who were denied mental healthcare at a Streamwood facility because of their physical disabilities may have a discrimination case, a federal judge held.
Gay man loses bid to avoid deportation to Jamaica
A gay man failed to show he likely would be persecuted based on his sexual orientation if he is deported to his native Jamaica, a federal appeals court held.
Pipefitters hurt in blast get $6.1M
Two pipefitters secured a $6.1 million settlement after being seriously injured in an explosion at the Calumet Water Reclamation District Plant on the South Side of Chicago.
Illinois Supreme Court disbars six attorneys, suspends 19 in fall term
The Illinois Supreme Court announced its latest filing of lawyer disciplinary orders, including six disbarments and 19 suspensions.