“I think eventually we’ll get back to numbers that we had before,” Loop Alliance president Michael M. Edwards said of works in the area generally. But other changes are also impacting the legal hubbub in the Loop. – Photo courtesy of Chicago Loop Alliance

Law and the Loop: Attorneys reckon with past, future of community’s longtime nexus

As Chicago wrestles with the changing nature of the Loop, lawyers who enjoyed a centerpoint of activity around the Daley Center say its heyday as a legal hub isn’t likely to return.

Pain, terror can be considered in Boeing Max crash, judge rules

Families of passengers who died in the crash of a Boeing 737 Max in Ethiopia can seek damages for the pain and terror suffered by victims in the minutes before the plane flew nose-down into the ground, a federal judge has ruled.

Budget vote brings General Assembly’s spring session to a close

The 2023 spring legislative session came to an end in the early hours of Saturday morning after the Illinois House gave its approval to a $50.6 billion spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year that begins July 1.

Suboxone maker reaches $102.5M settlement over antitrust claims

The company that makes the opioid addiction treatment drug Suboxone has agreed to pay $102.5 million to 41 states including Illinois to settle claims that the company engaged in anticompetitive practices, it announced Friday.

Family awarded $4M in Winnebago wrongful death suit

The family of a woman who died from a stroke resulting from an untreated dural tear was awarded $4 million by a Winnebago County Circuit Court jury.

Gamer’s defamation suit against rival goes forward

A North Carolina professional gamer who allegedly stalked an Illinois competitor online must face the competitor’s defamation lawsuit in this state, a federal judge ruled.

Look out, Loop: Wacker Drive falcons dive-bomb attorney

A pair of peregrine falcon parents are raising three chicks along Chicago’s busy Wacker Drive, and beware to any pedestrian who ventures too closely to their nest.

Insurance company won’t have to defend doctor in assault

An insurance company does not have a duty to defend a doctor accused of sexually abusing a patient, a state appellate panel ruled.
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