Illinois Supreme Court News

Sprint loses bid for appeal in iPCS case

By Chris Rizo | Sep 24, 2008

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

Fitzgerald named Illinois chief justice

By Chris Rizo | Sep 9, 2008

Thomas Fitzgerald SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) - Illinois Supreme Court Justice Thomas Fitzgerald is the state's new chief justice, becoming the high court's 115th leader.

Illinois court 'within rights' to deny master roll of attorneys, reformer says

By Aricka Flowers | Jul 25, 2008

Ed Murnane SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline)--The Illinois Supreme Court was within its rights to deny giving a list of attorneys to an Internet site that allows clients to rate their lawyer's performance, a leading court reform advocate told Legal Newsline.

Lawyer-rating site loses Supreme Court battle

By Chris Rizo | Jul 16, 2008

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The Illinois Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that an Internet site that allows clients to rate their lawyer's performance is not entitled to a list of attorneys in the state.

Lawyer rating site appeals to Illinois Supreme Court

By Chris Rizo | Jun 12, 2008

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline)- An Internet site that allows clients to rate their lawyer's performance has hit a snag in its effort to expand into Illinois, and has asked for the state Supreme Court's help.

Fitzgerald to become Illinois chief justice

By Chris Rizo | May 19, 2008

Thomas Fitzgerald SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline)-Thomas Fitzgerald will serve as the next chief justice of the Illinois Supreme Court, but will have little effect on the state's so-called judicial hellholes, a leading tort reformer told Legal Newsline.

Il. Supreme Ct. agrees new med-mal rules from 'hellhole'

By Steve Gonzalez | Sep 27, 2007

Illinois Supreme Court SPRINGFIELD -- The Illinois Supreme Court has approved Madison County's medical malpractice rule on mandatory mediation.

Illinois Supreme Court drives stake in Tillery tobacco case for third and final time

By Steve Korris | Aug 22, 2007

Illinois Supreme Court SPRINGFIELD -- For the third time the Illinois Supreme Court has knocked down Stephen Tillery's $10.1 billion class action verdict against Philip Morris.

iPhone taken on by experienced class action litigator

By Legal News Line | Aug 2, 2007

Less than a month after Apple released its iPhone, an attorney well-versed in products liability class actions filed an action over the product in Cook County.

Tillery's $10 billion tobacco case may fail in light of USSC decision

By Steve Korris | Jul 4, 2007

Attorney Stephen Tillery must take a mighty leap to convince the Illinois Supreme Court that a new U.S. Supreme Court decision automatically revives his $10 billion class action against cigarette maker Philip Morris.

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.

Landfill opponents overturn city ruling in Supreme Court

By Legal News Line | Mar 26, 2007

Justice Thomas R. Fitzgerald SPRINGFIELD -- The Illinois Supreme Court last week ruled that courts must review the decision of a state agency, not a local authority, in pollution cases.

Tobacco giant picks up second big win as USSC boots suit

By Legal News Line | Feb 20, 2007

United States Supreme Court building WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Philip Morris finally appears to have cleared the tobacco-lawsuit decks.

Class action masters Freed & Weiss don't carry malpractice insurance

By Legal News Line | Dec 14, 2006

The Burnham Building, home of Freed & Weiss LLC, in Chicago. Two of the most active class-action plaintiff's attorneys in the Madison/St. Clair County, Ill. courts do not carry malpractice coverage, even though one was once suspended by the Illinois Bar for harassing several women.

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