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Recent Articles by CDLB staff
U of C law professor Martha Nussbaum wins Balzan Prize
Three Americans, including University of Chicago law and music professors, were among winners of this year’s Balzan Prize, announced Monday, for their work in the fields of moral philosophy, musicology and biotechnology.
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Gender Violence Act claim tossed
A woman who alleges her supervisors did nothing when a co-worker repeatedly targeted her with gender-related slurs and once bruised her arm does not have a claim against her former employer under the Illinois Gender Violence Act, a federal judge ruled.
Client failed to prove lawyer fumbled disciplinary settlement, panel finds
A psychiatrist has not made a case that his former attorney was negligent in securing settlement terms over a disciplinary action against him, a panel of the 1st District Appellate court ruled.
Duty-of-care case revived over rooming house attack
A man who was attacked by a fellow tenant with a knife at a rooming house may have a negligence case against the owners, a state appellate panel held.
Legal academics look ahead to Dobbs effects
Two legal scholars agreed they do not anticipate the U.S. Supreme Court upending constitutional rights to gay marriage and contraception following the overturning of Roe v. Wade — but said in a panel last week to expect debates and restrictions placed on them.
Suit against Kansas employer has no place in Illinois, judge rules
A federal judge threw out a lawsuit accusing a company that operates a pharmacy-management software platform of withdrawing a conditional job offer extended to a Chicago man because of his race, religion and other traits.
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.
Panel won’t revive claims Cogan & Power founders solicited staff, clients from McNabola Law Group
McNabola Law Group has not made a case that the founding partners of Cogan & Power P.C. solicited attorneys or clients from the firm before they left, a state appellate panel ruled.