SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Illinois has declined a law firm’s request to collect legal fees for work it did itself.
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Ill. Supreme Court reverses ruling in suit over amendment to state's Estate and Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax Act
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – The Illinois Supreme Court reversed an appellate decision and affirmed the circuit court’s ruling in a lawsuit filed against the state attorney general and treasurer challenging an amendment to the Illinois Estate and Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax Act.
State Farm and plaintiffs have agreed to settle protracted RICO litigation for $250 million on the opening day of what was expected to be a long-running trial at federal court in East St. Louis.
Nickel & Dime: eBay, online retailers warn SCOTUS could unleash lawsuit torrent vs sellers over taxes
Nickel & Dime: eBay, online retailers warn SCOTUS ruling could unleash torrent of lawsuits accusing sellers over taxes
Asbestos report shows St. Clair County taking spot on list of 'top 10' jurisdictions; 96 percent are lung cancer cases
While the number of new asbestos cases in hotspot jurisdictions across the country is declining overall - and in all types of diseases - the docket in St. Clair County is surging almost exclusively with lung cancer cases.
EAST ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Judge David Herndon on Feb. 6 denied summary judgment to State Farm on a $9 billion racketeering claim.
CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A closely watched Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) case could have bearing on Illinois' one-of-a-kind biometric privacy law after an appeals court ruled last month the plaintiff alleged no actual harm, an attorney who defends businesses against such cases said during a recent interview.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pella Corporation filed a motion to dismiss in February. The action was sent back to Illinois federal court in 2014 after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit overturned approval of an estimated $90 million class action settlement involving the company and removed Chicago attorney Paul M. Weiss as class counsel. Weiss was disbarred in November by the Illinois Supreme Court.
Several California wineries avoided whistleblower lawsuits after Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan moved to dismiss 28 qui tam cases involving sales tax on shipping charges.
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.
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.
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.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) - Smokers who won a $10 billion class action judgment against Philip Morris in Madison County 12 years ago suffered no economic damage, the cigarette maker is arguing at the Illinois Supreme Court.
Consumers will pay and 'lawyer barons' will get pay day; Stakes are high in Karmeier retention, professor observes
KarmeierEDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (Legal Newsline) - A law professor who studies the effects of lawyer contingency fees on the civil justice system said the real focus of the movement to oust Justice Lloyd Karmeier from the Illinois Supreme Court is to restore a $1.1 billion judgment against State Farm Insurance.
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.