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Andrew M. Bath, Thomas Brejcha and Peter C. Breen at an undated Thomas More Society event. The pro bono legal organization celebrated its 20th anniversary this year. Photo provided by the Thomas More Society

Thomas More Society, committed attorney mark 20 years

Quit the firm or quit the case. That’s what Thomas Brejcha was told after his firm decided it could no longer bear the huge financial burden of a case Brejcha had been litigating for nearly a decade.
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Court: Judge had no power in Ameren case

The state’s top court has ruled a judge didn’t have the power to shut down part of a proposed 375-mile transmission line and rule in favor of dozens of farmers who claimed their land was illegally taken.
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Sotomayor on books, partisanship at Chicago public library

As Justice Sonia M. Sotomayor spoke at the Harold Washington Library Center to a crowd of about 800 adults and children, she shared how reading got her to the Supreme Court.

$4.5M deal for wisdom tooth death

A Cook County probate judge signed off on a $4.5 million settlement for a woman who died after an attempted wisdom tooth removal.

Top court sidesteps question on teen’s de facto life sentence

The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday sent a criminal case back to the trial court without addressing the question of whether a 76-year prison sentence for an 18-year-old defendant violates the state Constitution.

7th Circuit OKs 2nd look in sexual abuse case

A federal appeals court granted a new hearing to a teenager who sued her Wisconsin school district for failing to prevent a school employee from abusing her when she was in eighth grade.

Discovery tactics lead to sanctions in kitty litter copycat case

Lawyers who represent a company accused of infringing on a patent for kitty litter must pay the price for engaging in gamesmanship, a federal judge held.

Gambling proponent sees long road to sports betting

Despite being on his third draft of gambling expansion legislation, Rep. Lou Lang still has dozens of unanswered questions about internet gambling and sports betting that he hopes lawmakers and stakeholders can help him answer.
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