Federal Judge Imposes New Social Distancing Requirements On Cook County Jail Amid COVID-19 OutbreakAttorneys representing inmates inside Cook County Jail have said Sheriff Tom Dart's office hasn't done enough to protect inmates from the novel coronavirus.
Illinois State Rep. Darren Bailey Sues Gov. JB Pritzker Over Extended Stay-At-Home OrderBailey, a Republican from downstate Xenia, claims Pritzker has exceeded his authority and is violating the civil rights of the state’s residents.
Legal Battles Loom As Businesses Hit By Coronavirus Sue Insurers Who Won't Pay ClaimsMillions of shuttered businesses nationwide have turned to their insurers to help recoup their losses following state-mandate closures, which combined may exceed $300 billion a month.
Judge Throws Out Jussie Smollett's Malicious Prosecution Countersuit Against Chicago PoliceU.S. District Judge Virginia Kendall ruled Wednesday that Smollett can’t bring a malicious prosecution claim until all proceedings against him have ended.
Lawsuit: Gov. JB Pritzker's 'Stay At Home' Order Hurts 3rd Party Candidates Trying To Get On BallotThe Green and Libertarian parties in Illinois have filed a federal lawsuit claiming Gov. J.B. Pritzker's stay-at-home order has impeded the petition process necessary to get on the November ballot.
Aldermen Back $500,000 Settlement For Family Of Romello Palmer, Who Died In Police CustodyOfficers handcuffed Romello Palmer while he was unconscious in a Lawndale alley on Sept. 4, 2017, according to a lawsuit filed by his mother, Jaywana Palmer.
Ariel Roman, Shot By Police At Grand Red Line Station, Sues City, Two Officers“Mr. Roman is lucky to be alive,” said attorney Gloria Schmidt Rodriguez, one of three attorneys representing Roman, who remains hospitalized at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, after he was shot in the stomach and buttocks on Feb. 28.
You Paid For It: Taxpayers On The Hook For Ex-City Worker's Legal FeesSince Helm worked for the city, a state law protects him. Because the allegation falls within the scope of his employment, it is up to the city to "appear and defend against the claim or action."
Food Stamp Change Fuels Anxiety As States Try To Curb ImpactThe new rules hit particularly hard in places like Illinois, which is dealing with a separate, similar change in the nation's third-largest city.
Federal Appeals Court In New York Sides With Trump In 'Sanctuary Cities' Grant Fight; Other Appeals Courts Have Ruled Against Justice DepartmentThe 2nd Circuit said the plain language of relevant laws make clear that the U.S. attorney general can impose conditions on states and municipalities receiving money.
Teachers File Lawsuit Against Maintenance Company That Hired David Garcia EspinalIt's been six weeks, and the man who remains on the run for secretly recording in bathrooms is David Garcia-Espinal. As authorities look for him, those victimized are looking for damages.
13 People Sue Cleaning Company Employing Man Who Admitted Hiding Camera In School BathroomThe suit argues that because of the company's "actions or omissions, the plaintiffs have suffered severe and personal injuries and will continue to suffer great mental anguish, humiliation and loss of a normal life" as a result of Garcia-Espinal's employment at the school.
Kobe Bryant's Widow Sues Helicopter Operator For DeathsThe wrongful death lawsuit filed by Vanessa Bryant in Los Angeles Superior Court said the pilot was careless and negligent by flying in cloudy conditions Jan. 26 and should have aborted the flight that killed all nine people aboard.
Five GOP Attorneys General Seek To Block Equal Rights AmendmentAll five rescinded their approvals of the ERA amendment before a congressionally mandated ratification deadline more than 40 years ago, Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery said Thursday.
Family Of Pedro Ruiz, Killed In Cell At Cook County Jail, Sues Sheriff And Cellmate Christian Gonzalez“What happened to Pedro Ruiz in the Cook County Jail, while in Cook County’s custody, was not just easily preventable, was not just forseeable, but was absolutely disgraceful,” said Ruiz family attorney Nenye Uche.