“Any interruptions in the court’s operations are of grave concern,” Chief U.S. District Judge Rebecca R. Pallmeyer said in a statement about operations at the federal courthouse, shown in 2015. AP Photo/Christian K. Lee/File

Government shutdown humor, advisories seep into Chicago federal court

U.S. District Judge Iain D. Johnston of the Northern District of Illinois on Tuesday warned the parties in two unrelated cases in his court that the jury trials they requested are in peril.

Kimberly Lewis sets agenda as new leader of Illinois Judicial Council

Cook County Circuit Court Judge Kimberly D. Lewis, the new president of the Illinois Judicial Council, said she will prioritize continued community outreach and education under the theme “Fortifying Our Legacy.”

State’s high court opens new interactive learning center

In 1946, the Illinois Supreme Court heard a case that would eventually become a landmark in American legal history.

Shipper not liable in $18M truck injury verdict, panel rules

A shipping company is not liable in a negligence lawsuit that resulted in an $18.1 million verdict in Cook Count Circuit Court in 2021, a state appellate panel ruled.

$19.3M awarded to Illinois woman who alleged sex abuse as inmate

A federal jury in Illinois awarded $19.3 million to a woman who alleged she was regularly sexually assaulted by an employee while she was an inmate at the Logan Correctional Center in Logan County.

Legal malpractice suit over opt-out notices revived

A law firm must face a suit claiming it fraudulently concealed legal deficiencies in mandated telemarketing notices published by a client.

Alderman Gardiner can’t bar Facebook critics, must set policy fitting 1st Amendment

Chicago Alderman James Gardiner violated the First Amendment when he deleted critical comments from his official Facebook page and sometimes blocked the critics themselves, a federal judge held Monday.

Airbnb can’t compel arbitration for injured party guest, panel rules

Airbnb Inc. can’t compel arbitration in a lawsuit accusing the company of negligence after a man was permanently injured when the railing gave way on an elevated porch deck of a home booked by a friend, a state appellate panel held.
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