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Illinois Supreme Court rules Chicago tax on rental cars doesn't apply to suburban companies

Dee Thompson Jul. 31, 2017, 12:05pm

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that rental car companies operating in Chicago suburbs are exempt from paying a tax on the rental of cars inside the city.

Illinois Supreme Court rules in favor of Union Pacific in closely watched case of injured worker

Dee Thompson Jul. 26, 2017, 10:13am

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – A recent Illinois Supreme Court ruling came down in favor of the defense in construction accident cases when it ruled that Union Pacific Railroad was not liable for the injuries suffered by a subcontractor while demolishing a railroad bridge in Chicago in 2006.

Illinois Supreme Court upholds ruling on retainer agreements

Christopher Mobley May 30, 2017, 9:58am

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – On May 18, the Illinois Supreme Court agreed with an appellate court's decision in a breach of contract suit between two law firms.

Man loses case after blaming employer for being rear-ended by drunk driver

Erianne Leatherman Mar. 3, 2017, 10:13am

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – The Illinois Supreme Court has reversed an appellate court finding in a case where a Union Pacific employee was injured on the job.

Ill. SC bars Workers' Comp asbestos claim; Employers breathing 'sigh of relief,' attorney says

Vimbai Chikomo Jan. 7, 2016, 3:04pm

The Illinois Supreme Court recently ruled against a plaintiff in a mesothelioma case, stating that the claim did not meet the time limitations established in the Workers’ Compensation Act and the Workers’ Occupational Disease Act.

Wells Fargo still trying to overturn certification in 14-year-old class action

Legal News Line Jun. 11, 2015, 9:31am

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (Legal Newsline) - Wells Fargo is facing trial in an Illinois class action 14 years old and can’t gain appellate review on its own as it could in a case with shorter history.

Politically and academically connected economists endorse $7B Price v. Philip Morris award

Legal News Line May 8, 2015, 8:53am

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) - Economist George Akerlof, husband of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, endorses a $7 billion award of damages against cigarette maker Philip Morris now under review at the Illinois Supreme Court.

Ill. SC justice fends off class action attorneys' campaign, wins second term

Ann Maher Nov. 7, 2014, 7:44am

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Special interests groups spend $1M in state supreme court races in final week

David Yates Oct. 30, 2014, 3:59pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Only days out from Election day, special interest groups have set their sights on five state supreme courts, spending more than $1 million in a final push to secure high court victories.

Law firms involved in huge verdicts move to stop retention of Ill. SC justice

David Yates Oct. 28, 2014, 2:29pm

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – Law firms fighting to reclaim billions of dollars in two verdicts originally wiped away by the Illinois Supreme Court have moved to stop the retention of one the justices responsible for overturning the judgments.

Ill. court reinstates $10B judgment against Philip Morris over 'light' cigarettes

Kyla Asbury Apr. 30, 2014, 8:50pm

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Illinois legal reform group says judicial selection process 'may be the worst system in the world'

David Yates Feb. 20, 2014, 6:12pm

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Ill. SC agrees to hear lawmaker pay case

Jessica M. Karmasek Oct. 21, 2013, 3:15pm

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) -- The Illinois Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal filed by Gov. Pat Quinn over lawmaker pay.

Ill. SC says sales tax law is unconstitutional

Jessica M. Karmasek Oct. 18, 2013, 7:15pm

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) -- The Illinois Supreme Court ruled Friday that a relatively new sales tax law is unconstitutional.

Ill. SC names Garman chief justice

Jessica M. Karmasek Sep. 17, 2013, 5:30pm

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) -- The Illinois Supreme Court announced last week that Justice Rita Garman will be its next chief justice.

Ill. SC hears arguments in case over sales tax law

Jessica M. Karmasek May 28, 2013, 4:30pm

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) -- Last week, the Illinois Supreme Court heard arguments in a lawsuit brought over the constitutionality of a state law that forces online retailers, even those without a physical location in the state, to collect state sales taxes.

Ill. SC finds timing threshold in arbitration agreements

Nathan Bass Nov. 1, 2012, 5:26pm

SPRINGFIELD, ILL. (Legal Newsline) - The legal representative for the family of a deceased woman is not bound by a nursing home contract's arbitration agreement in an Illinois wrongful death claim, but the arbitration agreement is binding for claims on actions prior to the decedent's death.

Ill. SC rules contractor had no duty to preserve I-beam involved in workplace accident

Nathan Bass Oct. 24, 2012, 1:40pm

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Ill. SC reverses part of Fifth District ruling over arbitration agreements

Bethany Krajelis Sep. 24, 2012, 10:00am

Theis SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) - For the second time in two years, the Illinois Supreme Court has issued a ruling in a Fifth District case dealing with arbitration agreements.

Minn. SC shoots down lawsuit over light cigarettes

John O'Brien May 30, 2012, 12:16pm

Dietzen MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) - The Minnesota Supreme Court has become the latest court to reject a class action lawsuit over light cigarettes.