Courts & Cases

Former Maryland Terrapins basketball players Jared Nickens (left) and Jaylen Brantley sit on the bench in the final moments of game in February 2017. The duo sued a video game maker for copying a dance they popularized, but a federal judge has dismissed the case. – AP Photo/Patrick Semansky

Judge tosses ex-basketball players’ ‘Fortnite’ dance lawsuit

SILVER SPRING, Md. — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit in which two former University of Maryland men’s basketball players accused makers of the “Fortnite” video game of misappropriating a dance move that the ex-teammates popularized.

Price manipulation suit against ADM can proceed

A federal judge will allow price-manipulation claims against food processing giant Archer Daniels Midland to go forward in a central Illinois courtroom.

U.S. District court plans reopening in stages

The top federal trial judge in the Northern District of Illinois will be easing restrictions on activities at the courthouses in Chicago and Rockford.

Trial Notebook


Officer owed heightened duty to corporation

After ruling that Mark Oliver did not owe a fiduciary duty to a limited liability company (Combined Group LLC, or Combined) merely because he was one of the three equal shareholders in the corporation (Combined Holding Group Inc., or CHG) that was the LLC’s managing member, the Illinois Appellate Court considered whether Oliver’s status as an employee of Combined — and his role as an officer of CHG — supported a judgment against him in a breach of fiduciary duty case filed by Combined and CHG.

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