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Recent Articles by CDLB staff
Appeals panel reverses judgment against Ford Heights dump operator
An Illinois appellate panel split 2-1 to reverse a trial court’s judgment and remand a case involving a potential violation of state environmental laws on a dump site in Ford Heights.
ARDC advises attorney be suspended over emails about judge
A lawyer who sent multiple emails containing false or reckless statements about a U.S. magistrate judge should be suspended for nine months, according to the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission Hearing Board.
Woman gets $23M in asbestos cancer case
A Cook County jury on Thursday awarded $23 million to a woman who developed lung cancer after handling asbestos-containing materials while working for the Chicago manufacturer Qualitex Co.
Woman gets $1.1M in med-mal settlement over ankle injury
A paralegal whose incorrect diagnosis exacerbated a broken ankle received $1.165 million in a settlement after suing in Cook County Circuit Court.
Judge sends COVID-19 nursing home death suit back to state
A lawsuit accusing a nursing home of gross negligence in a 95-year-old resident’s death from COVID-19 belongs in Illinois state court, a federal judge held.
Judge rules leap day doesn’t count in statute of limitations question
A Rockford couple filed their personal injury lawsuit not a day late, but just in time, a federal judge held.
DuPage deputy who killed teen must face lawsuit
A federal appeals court held Monday that it lacks jurisdiction to consider whether qualified immunity shields a DuPage County sheriff’s deputy from a lawsuit filed by the estate of a 17-year-old he shot to death.
Federal jury awards $1.17M to man wrongfully convicted of double homicide
A federal jury awarded $1.17 million to a man who was wrongfully convicted of a double homicide in Chicago in 2012 and spent almost two years in jail.