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Recent Articles by CDLB staff
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.
Judge holds Life Time Fitness waiver bars suit over pool injury
A fitness club member who alleges the cover on a swimming pool grate broke under her foot and caused permanent injuries is barred from pursuing negligence claims against the club, a federal judge held.
ARDC recommends sanction over mishandled immigration cases
An attorney who failed to act diligently and communicate with clients in immigration matters should be suspended for five months stayed by a year’s probation, according to the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission review board.
Man arrested outside Planned Parenthood hasn’t made case
A man with an anti-abortion stance who was arrested after refusing to leave the outside of a Planned Parenthood facility in Aurora does not have a case against a police officer that his rights were violated, a federal judge ruled.
Former electrician settles injury suit for $1.2M
A former electrician who suffered multiple injuries on a construction jobsite received a $1.2 million settlement in a case dismissed Monday in Cook County Circuit Court.
Senators ask minor leaguers for information on MLB antitrust
Illinois Sen. Richard Durbin, chairman and ranking minority member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, sent a letter to an advocacy group for minor leaguers asking questions about baseball’s antitrust exemption.
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Cook County jury awards $2.2M to cyclist injured by police car
A cyclist who was hit when a Chicago police officer failed to stop at a stop sign was awarded more than $2.2 million by a Cook County jury.
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.