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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thomas Kilbride SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline)-The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that emotional distress claims don't require expert proof.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Behrens The window of opportunity for sweeping federal tort reform that started to close in 2006, has effectively been shut.
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 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.
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.
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.