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Recent Articles by CDLB staff
Judge Leonard Murray brings experience, perseverance to appellate race
Judge Leonard Murray said his experience doing “virtually every type of case” will prove advantageous if elected to the 1st District Appellate Court.
Prisoner can pursue deliberate indifference claim against doctor
A federal appeals court revived an inmate’s suit accusing a prison doctor of deliberate indifference when trying to remove a two-inch screw from the prisoner’s arm without anesthesia.
Woman injured in parking lot fall receives $18M
A Cook County jury returned an $18 million verdict Tuesday for a Schaumburg woman who developed complex regional pain syndrome after tripping on a wheel stop in her apartment building’s parking lot.
$42.4M surgery delay verdict against Advocate upheld
A suburban Advocate hospital must pay $42.4 million to the widow of a man who died after a delayed procedure to replace an abdominal pump, a state appellate panel held.
Judge Celia Gamrath leans into appellate experience in 1st District race
Judge Celia G. Gamrath is confident that her prior appellate experience and current role in Cook County Circuit Court’s Chancery Division will prove a powerful framework if she’s elected to the 1st District Appellate Court.
Former Illinois inmate awarded $4.3M after rape
A federal jury returned a $4.35 million verdict for a former state prison inmate who alleged staff negligence caused her to be raped by her cellmate.
Judge slams Samsung for games in BIPA suit
Disgruntled customers who allege a subsidiary of the electronics giant Samsung violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act should not have to wait any longer to resolve their claims, a federal judge ruled.
Family can’t sue over busser’s death from fall at Chicago bar
The family of a man who worked as a busser at a Chicago bar cannot sue the establishment over his death from hitting his head after drinking while working, a state appellate panel ruled.