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Recent Articles by CDLB staff
Illinois Supreme Court remands res ipsa loquitur claims in med-mal case
The Illinois Supreme Court ruled Friday that a circuit court erred in dropping claims in a medical malpractice case asserting the res ipsa loquitur doctrine.
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.
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.
Right-to-counsel claim nixed for man who defended himself
The Sixth Amendment does not provide grounds for overturning the conviction of a man who insisted on representing himself in his trial on bank robbery charges, a federal appeals court held.
Suit accusing U.S. Bank of false arrest based on race tossed
A Black couple arrested after U.S. Bank employees told police they were involved in a robbery attempt even though the would-be robber was more than 25 years their junior do not have a case against the bank, a federal judge ruled.
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.
Immigration lawyer should remain disbarred, ARDC review panel says
The Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission review board affirmed an earlier recommendation for a lawyer involved in a marriage fraud operation to stay disbarred.
High court vacates ruling on FOID but doesn’t rule on constitutionality
The Illinois Supreme Court vacated a circuit court judgment for a second time Thursday in a challenge to the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act, but it split 4-3 and did not address the constitutionality issue.