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Judge won't disqualify private lawyers representing Chicago in opioid lawsuit

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - A federal judge on Monday denied a request for relief from a group of pharmaceutical companies being sued by the City of Chicago over the marketing of opioid painkillers.

Woman sues husband’s alleged mistress; New York Post article ID’s plaintiff as wife of Napoli Bern partner and defendant as Texas attorney

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - A woman believed to be the wife of a senior partner at a prominent New York personal injury law firm has filed a lawsuit against her husband’s former colleague and accused mistress, claiming their alleged affair not only caused her to suffer emotionally, but forced her to spend money on a private investigator, legal counsel, marriage counseling and separate residences

Drug company asks state court to halt Chicago's release of document sought in reporter’s FOIA request

Everett McKinley Dirksen United States Courthouse in Chicago

Chicago fighting motion to disqualify private firm it hired for opioid lawsuit


Judge to Prenda attorney: ‘Mr. Duffy, this is not a game’


Drug companies seek dismissal of City of Chicago's opioid lawsuit; claim issues fall within FDA’s jurisdiction


Capital One, collection agencies agree to $75.5M settlement of TCPA claims

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - A federal judge late last month gave a preliminary thumbs-up to what is being dubbed the largest settlement in the two decade-plus history of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Seventh Circuit OKs stay of federal suits in ongoing Freed & Weiss dispute

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - Weighing in on a trio of actions stemming from a falling out between former partners at a Chicago personal injury firm, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Tuesday affirmed a district judge's decision to stay the pair of federal cases pending the outcome of state lawsuit.

Judge boosts whistleblower's award in case against Chicago State University

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - A Cook County, Ill., judge today added an extra $800,000 to the nearly $2.4 million a jury last month awarded to Chicago State University's former senior legal counsel who asserts he was fired in retaliation for complying with public record laws and reporting misconduct.

Chicago State plans to appeal $2.5M award to whistleblower

Chicago State University

Prenda saga continues as appeals over sanctions move forward

Steele, Hansmeier, Duffy

Defense attorneys say venue tactics mark another chapter in Prenda saga

Steele, Hansmeier, Duffy

Defense attorneys: Prenda litigation is 'unbelievable,' 'just epic'


Others working to make sure insurers dole out unclaimed property properly

CHICAGO -- State lawmakers and insurance regulators aren't the only ones trying to resolve concerns over some insurance companies' failure to pay out death benefits.

Kentucky legislator: Unclaimed death benefits becoming 'huge' consumer protection issue


Audit firms help states land unpaid death benefits

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) -- A few years ago, a group of states began to look into unpaid death benefits from their residents' life insurance policies.

Mass torts conference in Vegas to include auction for trial lawyers' 'Take Justice Back' campaign

LAS VEGAS (Legal Newsline) - Trial lawyers from around the country will meet this week for a “Mass Torts Made Perfect" conference that will be held in conjunction with an auction for the American Association for Justice (AAJ).

Report: 2012's increase in class, collective action filings to continue this year

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - Employment class action law and collective action litigation will become more sophisticated and continue to expose employers to significant financial costs this year, a new report shows.

7th Circuit affirms class certification in junk fax suit


Patent lawyers doubt Apple v. Samsung will create precedent