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Recent Articles by CDLB staff
Spinal injury nets record $51.6M verdict in Kendall Co.
A man who was paralyzed for life after being forcibly removed by the employees of a Plano bar was awarded a $51.6 million verdict June 30 by a Kendall Co. jury.
Judge denies corrupt ex-cop Miedzianowski early release
A man labeled Chicago’s “most corrupt cop” for leading a drug-trafficking ring while serving on the police force is not entitled to be released from prison after serving 22 years of a life sentence, a federal judge held Wednesday.
Monsanto told to pay teachers $185M over chemical exposure
SEATTLE — Three schoolteachers in Washington state who sued chemical company Monsanto over exposure to materials in fluorescent lights have been awarded $185 million.
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$2.1M verdict for pulmonary embolism case
A Grundy County jury awarded more than $2.1 million July 21 in its first known medical malpractice verdict for a plaintiff.
ISBA offering Business Institute sessions for members to grow their practices
The Illinois State Bar Association is introducing a new series designed to strengthen the business savvy of area legal professionals.
Fired employee gets OK to pursue whistleblower suit
A man who alleges he was fired for reporting that his employer was violating one of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s COVID-19 executive orders has stated a claim under the Illinois Whistleblower Act, a federal judge held.
Former state’s attorney’s suit tossed
A former LaSalle County state’s attorney failed to adequately allege that his constitutional rights were violated in an investigation and indictment based on accusations of official misconduct, a federal judge held.
Judge won’t toss evidence from ex-employee
Law enforcement officers did not violate the Fourth Amendment when they failed to get a search warrant before accepting business records from a disgruntled ex-employee of a metal-fabrication company, a federal judge held.