Chicago Widow Awarded One Of The Largest Settlements In Cook County HistoryTracy Swenson remembers the day in May of 2012 when her husband Aaron was killed by a speeding truck driver that slammed into the back of his car while he was stopped in a construction zone.
Michael Jordan Settles With Dominicks, JewelNearly six years after the Chicago Bulls great sued the Jewel-Osco and Dominick’s grocery chains over a pair of congratulatory ads that used his name in a 2009 limited-edition issue of Sports Illustrated, Jordan has settled both cases and promised to hand the money over to local charities, his adviser said.
University Of Illinois OKs Settlement With Professor Over Job OfferThe University of Illinois will pay a professor who lost his job offer over a series of anti-Israel tweets $600,000 plus legal costs under an agreement trustees approved Thursday.
Panel Could Pull License Of Lawyer Accused Of ShakedownsCBS 2's Roseanne Tellez recently reported about shakedown claims made against lawyer John L. Steele. Now, a state panel is investigating whether the same professional sought "settlements" from people for downloading porn.
Harvey Settles Lawsuit Over Mishandled Rape CasesThe city of Harvey has settled a series of lawsuits stemming from rape kits that went untested for years.
Waukegan City Council Approves Settlement For Man Wrongfully Convicted Of Murderhe Waukegan City Council has voted unanimously to approve its share of the $20 million settlement being paid to Juan Rivera, who spent nearly 20 years in prison for a notorious murder he did not commit, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.
City Pays $415,000 To Drunk Woman Who Accused Two Police Officers Of Sexual AssaultChicago taxpayers will shell out $415,000 to compensate an inebriated woman who accused two police officers of sexually assaulting her, only to have them plead guilty to a lesser charge.
Duerson Family Plans To Challenge NFL Concussion SettlementThomas Demetrio, an attorney for the family of late Chicago Bears safety Dave Duerson, objects to the exclusion of future awards for CTE, the brain trauma that some call "the signature disease of football." Lawyers involved in the settlement say an appeal could hold up payments to thousands of players.
New Concussions Deal With NCAA ProposedThere is a new proposed settlement in a head injury lawsuit against the NCAA brought by football players and other college athletes.
Former Inmate Settles Wrongful Conviction In Waukegan Murder Case For $20MJuan Rivera was tried three times for the 1992 rape and murder of Holley Staker.
Illinois To Receive Nearly $53M Share Of S&P settlementIllinois will receive a $52.5 million share of a multi-state settlement with Standard & Poor's over allegations that the credit ratings agency knowingly inflated ratings of risky mortgage investments that sparked the financial crisis of 2008, Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced Tuesday.
Widow Of Chicago Woman Gets Share Of $50M Settlement In Indiana Stage CollapseThe settlement is historic—not because of the size of the award but because of who's receiving it, CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.