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A federal judge in Chicago has dismissed the Southeastern Conference from a proposed class-action suit brought by former University of Florida athletes who allege the conference and the NCAA didn’t adequately protect them from brain injuries. The case was originally filed in Indianapolis, where the NCAA is based, but later moved to Chicago. – Cal Sport Media/Stephen Lew via AP Images

Ex-Florida footballers can proceed vs. NCAA, not conference

The NCAA will go it alone defending against a proposed class-action lawsuit alleging football players at the University of Florida were not adequately protected from the effects of repeated concussions.
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Pritzker to stretch stay-at-home order

As part of the state’s effort to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, Gov. J.B. Pritzker will extend the statewide stay-at-home order through the end of April, he announced Tuesday.
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‘Tiger King’ Joe Exotic files $94M lawsuit over prosecution

A former Oklahoma zookeeper sentenced to 22 years in prison for his role in a murder-for-hire plot has filed a federal lawsuit seeking nearly $94 million in damages, claiming among other things that he was convicted based on false and perjured testimony.

Judge fast-tracks suit to free prisoners at risk of COVID-19 

Gov. J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Corrections have until Monday to respond to a complaint filed in federal court this week that alleges the state is dawdling in its efforts to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus in its prisons.

Wrongful death claim valid after abortion

A wrongful death case against a surgeon can proceed on behalf of an aborted fetus, a state appeals panel ruled on Tuesday.

Hospitals, health care workers given civil immunity

An executive order issued by Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Wednesday grants broad immunity from civil liability to health care workers and hospitals that are assisting during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Panel: Police name checks not a violation

A police process of checking individuals for outstanding warrants does not run afoul of the constitution, a federal panel has held.

Mediation groups still helping clients during pandemic

With courts at a virtual standstill due to the COVID-19 pandemic, parties with ongoing legal cases have turned to alternative solutions to settle their disputes.
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