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Bayer Corp. successfully appealed a class-action case over its Essure contraceptive device. The Illinois Supreme Court held Illinois courts lack personal jurisdiction where most of the plaintiffs don’t live in the state and didn’t have the contraceptive implanted in Illinois. – Photo from Bayer AG

No jurisdiction for Essure class-action in Illinois

A class of more than 100 women lack jurisdiction to sue Bayer Corp. in Illinois court, the state’s high court ruled unanimously on Thursday.
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Hostage taker’s excessive force suit tossed

A detainee who took a prison caseworker hostage at knifepoint does not have a claim of excessive force against an officer who helped rescue the victim, a federal judge held.
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Pavalon was leader in plaintiff’s bar

Eugene I. Pavalon, a founder of plaintiff’s firm Pavalon & Gifford, died May 26 at age 87.

Juvenile sentencing factors don’t apply for intellectually disabled offender

SPRINGFIELD — Sentencing guidelines for juveniles shouldn’t be considered when sentencing an intellectually disabled sex offender, the Illinois Supreme Court unanimously ruled Thursday.

Judge dismisses challenge to child porn law

A federal judge threw out a lawsuit alleging an Illinois law barring possession of child pornography runs afoul of the U.S. Constitution.

In Brief: June 5

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison increased the severity of charges to second-degree murder against former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin in George Floyd’s death, which was captured on video and has prompted international outrage.

Decree monitor to issue report on CPD response to protests

The independent monitor overseeing the Chicago police consent decree vowed Friday to prepare a report on the city’s response to widespread protesting and looting over the last week.

In Brief: June 4

Black state lawmakers call for special session // Reporter sues Pritzker over revoked press credentials // SCOTUS declines to hear Illinois church lawsuits
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