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Recent Articles by CDLB staff
Case revived over fines for phone use while driving
A group of plaintiffs had standing to challenge the judgment of a Chicago department that found them liable for violating a city traffic ordinance by using mobile phones while driving, a state appellate panel held.
Jackson-Akiwumi formally takes seat on 7th Circuit
Working with Candace Jackson-Akiwumi at the Federal Defender Program for the Northern District of Illinois Inc. raised an interesting question, according to a former colleague.
Insurer held not liable for refusing to euthanize show horse
An insurance company did not violate its duties to a policyholder by refusing to authorize the humane destruction of her champion show horse, a federal appeals court held.
ARDC panel recommends reprimand for attorney found in contempt
An attorney who was found in contempt of court for his courtroom behavior should be reprimanded, according to the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Committee hearing board.
Indiana officials appeal ruling against trans sports law to 7th Circuit
The Indiana attorney general’s office has asked a federal appeals court to overturn a judge’s order against a state law that prohibits transgender females from competing in girls school sports.
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Cook Circuit Court reassigns high-profile case after judge retires; vacancies filled
The case underlying a ruling that Illinois’ prejudgment interest act was unconstitutional has been reassigned after the retirement of Cook County Circuit Court Judge Marcia Maras.
John Lee, ‘embodiment of the American dream,’ elevated to 7th Circuit
John Z. Lee became the first Asian American to serve on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals when the U.S. Senate confirmed his nomination to the Chicago-based court on Wednesday.
Illinois Supreme Court denies back pay for legislators, rules on FOIA, CTA cases
The Illinois Supreme Court issued nine opinions Thursday, including rulings on back pay for legislators, a wrongful death suit against the Chicago Transit Authority and the Freedom of Information Act.