Relatives of Gloria Satterfield, who allegedly had millions of dollars stolen from her estate by convicted murderer Alex Murdaugh, sit in court in September. – AP Photo/James Pollard

Alex Murdaugh’s fraud victims confront him before he gets 27 years in prison

For years, South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh looked his anguished clients in the eyes and promised to help them with their medical bills, their suffering or simply to survive. Then he stole some, if not all, of what he won for many of them.

Egg producers conspired to fix prices, federal jury rules

A federal jury in Illinois ruled this week that several major egg producers conspired to limit the U.S.’s supply of eggs in order to raise prices in a case stemming from a federal lawsuit originally filed 12 years ago.

Lea Gutierrez aims to shift perceptions as ARDC administrator

Lea S. Gutierrez, the new administrator for the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, said she wants lawyers to think of the organization as more than just a disciplinary entity.

Homeland Security must face suit alleging age, race discrimination

A federal judge declined to throw out a lawsuit filed by a man who alleges his age and race prompted the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to block him from working for a private firm that provides security services at federal facilities.

Suspend attorney who used settlement funds, ARDC board says

An attorney who took more than $8,800 in settlement funds without authorization and continued to practice after being removed from the master roll for missing MCLE requirements should be suspended, according to the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission hearing board.

Judge rules medical marijuana use not protected by ADA

A tractor mechanic who was fired for using medical marijuana off the job does not have a claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act, a federal judge ruled.

$2.4M debt can be revived as new lien, panel rules

A pension fund can record a revived judgment of more than $2.4 million as a new lien on the other party’s property even after seven years have passed, a state appellate panel ruled.

Peoria jury awards record $4.5M in post-biopsy death

A Peoria County jury awarded a record $4.5 million to the family of a man who died at a Peoria hospital after bleeding in his liver after a biopsy was allegedly not timely or properly treated.
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