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Illinois SC expected to release med-mal opinion

By Ann Maher | Feb 2, 2010

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline)-The Illinois Supreme Court is expected Thursday to file its opinion on the constitutionality of the state's landmark medical malpractice reform law.

Madison and St. Clair counties on 'Hellhole' watch list

By Ann Maher | Dec 15, 2009

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) The American Tort Reform Foundation's 2009 "Judicial Hellholes" report released Tuesday places Madison County and St. Clair counties on the group's "watch" list.

Facebook heeds MySpace in removing sex offender profiles

By Ann Maher | May 8, 2008

Madigan CHICAGO (Legal Newsline)-Facebook has agreed to remove profiles of known sex offenders from its social networking site, according to a settlement announced by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan.

Madison County, Ill. ascends from ATRA's 'hellhole'

By Ann Maher | Dec 18, 2007

For the first time since the American Tort Reform Association started ranking the nation's most unfair civil court jurisdictions, Madison County, Ill. no longer makes the list.

Class action claims Expedia violates identify theft prevention statute

By Ann Maher | Jul 31, 2007

A class action lawsuit filed against Expedia, Inc. claims the online travel agency printed more than five digits of customers' credit card numbers in violation of a federal statute designed to prevent identity theft.

Chicago water district sued over poisonous fumes that left workers dead

By Ann Maher | Jul 20, 2007

CHICAGO -- The surviving wife of a construction worker killed by poisonous fumes at the Stickney Water Reclamation Plant District last month is suing the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago.

Wealthy St. Louis suburb not 'blighted', Mo. SC rules

By Ann Maher | Jun 12, 2007

The Missouri Supreme Court ruled today that evidence of social liability was not sufficient in a developer's attempt to seize "blighted" properties in a wealthy St. Louis area.

Missouri SC rules for paint companies in St. Louis' lead-paint case

By Ann Maher | Jun 12, 2007

The Missouri Supreme Court has narrowly rejected an appeal from the city of St. Louis over its public nuisance suit against former manufacturers of lead based paint.

Illinois still languishing in bottom tier of Harris survey

By Ann Maher | Apr 25, 2007

Tom Donohue The bad news coming out of Illinois today is that the Land of Lincoln has dropped one spot in a national survey of state legal climates.

Hearing set on order to grill Southeast Texas Record journalists

By Ann Maher | Apr 19, 2007

BEAUMONT, Texas -- A Jefferson County judge will hear arguments on a motion to quash the depositions of two Beaumont journalists accused of tampering with a jury.

Reporters subpoenaed by asbestos lawyer

By Ann Maher | Apr 17, 2007

BEAUMONT, Texas -- A Texas judge has allowed an asbestos attorney to depose reporters from a legal journal he claims were jury tampering.

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