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Bi-State awaits Ill. SC decision on statute of limitations

By Steve Korris | Aug 3, 2010

Cueto SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) - Bi-State Development Agency commissioners anxiously wait for the Illinois Supreme Court to decide whether the agency enjoys the same protections from personal injury claims as cities and counties.

Ill. asbestos ruling holds employers more accountable

By Kelly Holleran | Jun 14, 2010

MT. VERNON, Ill. (Legal Newsline) - An employer who allows its workers to bring home clothing contaminated with asbestos fibers is responsible for any asbestos-related disease that worker or his immediate family members contract, an Illinois appeals court says.

Illinois Supreme Court justice could face retention battle

By Andrea Holecek | Apr 7, 2010

Kilbride The demise of medical malpractice reform and the upcoming battle over legislative redistricting could factor into a key Illinois Supreme Court retention race in November.

ATRA not on board with Ga. SC decision

By John O'Brien | Mar 23, 2010

Joyce ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) - A national tort reform group is troubled by a Monday decision from the Georgia Supreme Court that struck down caps on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice lawsuits.

Murnane: Illinois med-mal caps bill likely to die

By Chris Rizo | Mar 9, 2010

Ed Murnane SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline)-Illinois lawmakers will not likely give voters the opportunity -- at least this year -- to allow the General Assembly to adopt caps on medical malpractice awards, a leading tort reform advocate said.

Lawsuit caps proposal could be headed to Illinois voters

By Chris Rizo | Mar 8, 2010

Dave Luechtefeld (R) SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline)-Illinois voters could be asked in November to allow the General Assembly to adopt caps on medical malpractice awards if one Republican state senator has his way.

Illinois Supreme Court strikes down med-mal caps

By Chris Rizo | Feb 4, 2010

Thomas Fitzgerald SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline)-An Illinois law limiting damage awards in medical malpractice cases is unconstitutional, the state Supreme Court said Thursday in a long-awaited and closely-watched ruling.

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.

Paper explores medical monitoring in Illinois

By John O'Brien | Dec 1, 2009

Herbert Zarov CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - Allowing medical monitoring claims in Illinois would be a risky move if the state Supreme Court ever decides to, a paper recently published in the DePaul University Journal of Health Care Law says.

Illinois SC: Emotional distress claims don't require proof

By Chris Rizo | Nov 5, 2009

Thomas Kilbride SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline)-The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that emotional distress claims don't require expert proof.

Illinois family seeks to sue gun manufacturer over boy's death

By Chris Rizo | Aug 30, 2009

U.S. Supreme Court building WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-The family of an Illinois boy who was fatally shot by his friend have petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a federal law that protects gun companies from most civil lawsuits.

U.S. SC decision may facilitate change to states' recusal policies

By John O'Brien | Jun 10, 2009

Benjamin WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Changes to the way state Supreme Courts handle recusal issues may be coming after a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision paved the way for them.

Illinois Supreme Court strikes long-time asbestos evidence ruling

By Amelia Flood | Apr 17, 2009

Charles Freeman SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) - The Illinois Supreme Court has delivered a blow to a long-standing asbestos evidence rule that had been a defendant's bane.

Illinois Supreme Court sides with Cook County GOP

By Chris Rizo | Feb 5, 2009

Thomas Kilbride SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline)-The Illinois Supreme Court has sided with the Cook County Republican Party, ruling that tie votes by the Illinois State Board of Elections are subject to judicial review.

Illinois justices: Burris appointment valid even without White's signature

By Chris Rizo | Jan 9, 2009

Lloyd Karmeier (R) SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline)-Roland Burris's appointment to the U.S. Senate by embattled Gov. Rod Blagojevich is valid, the state Supreme Court has ruled.

Plaintiffs' attorneys weathered the asbestos political storm

By Legal News Line | Jan 7, 2009

Behrens The window of opportunity for sweeping federal tort reform that started to close in 2006, has effectively been shut.

Reid: Senate can reject Blagojevich's Senate pick

By Chris Rizo | Jan 5, 2009

Harry Reid (D) WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)- Embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's pick to fill President-elect Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat won't likely be accepted, officials said.

Illinois justices consider constitutionality of medical malpractice caps

By Chris Rizo | Nov 19, 2008

Illinois Supreme Court SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) - If the Illinois Supreme Court decides to strike down limits on medical malpractice awards it could mean fewer doctors practicing in the state, sources told Legal Newsline Tuesday.

Sprint gets more time to sell some Nextel assets

By Chris Rizo | Nov 14, 2008

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline)-The Illinois Supreme Court has again declined to hear an appeal by Sprint Nextel Corp. over its lawsuit with affiliate iPCS Inc.

Illinois justices OK lawsuit against city

By Chris Rizo | Oct 2, 2008

Thomas Kilbride SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline)-The Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a mother who lost her son to a drug overdose can sue the city over its paramedics.

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