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Apr 16, 2015
St. Louis Post Dispatch reports WASHINGTON (AP) — All three female justices on the Supreme Court came together Wednesday to pay tribute to the life and continuing legacy of former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman to serve on the high court. O’Connor, who was appointed in 1981 and...
Apr 2, 2015
Chicago Tribune Reports A new report released Thursday detailed additional problems at the state’s troubled Department of Children and Family Services that could “result in further endangerment” of the children the agency is charged with protecting. The report from Illinois Auditor General William Holland found that the agency failed to...
Mar 18, 2015
From the Chicago Tribune A Cook County jury has awarded nearly $26 million to a former Chicago area lawyer and his wife after he was seriously injured in a crash while riding in a taxi on Interstate 294 about 10 years ago. Marc M. Jacobs was a passenger in a...
Feb 23, 2015
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Feb 18, 2015
NBC News reports: Adults aren’t the only ones who can have their identity stolen. Tens of millions of American children had their Social Security numbers, date of birth and health care ID numbers stolen in the recent data breach at health insurance giant, Anthem Inc. This exposes these kids to...
Feb 6, 2015
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Jan 27, 2015
Medical marijuana licensing in Illinois will undergo a legal review that critics fear will further delay the process of getting the drug to patients. Internal documents suggested that the former administration of Gov. Pat Quinn evaluated and ranked the license applications and prepared a press release to announce the winners,...
Jan 22, 2015
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — School board lawyers have agreed to settle a lawsuit by a former student who accused officials of allowing several boys who sexually assaulted her to remain at her middle school and to traumatize her for weeks. The settlement was reached in federal court in Hartford last...
Jan 21, 2015
Another Fortune 500 titan, another misclassification lawsuit. Lowe’s became the latest company this week to settle a legal dispute over the classification of its independent contractors. The home improvement outfit joined the likes of Google, FedEx FDX +0.16% and Uber, all who have been mired in similar controversies over the...
Jan 9, 2015
The Obama administration said Thursday it is fining Honda $70 million — the largest civil penalty levied against an automaker — for not reporting to regulators some 1,729 complaints that its vehicles caused deaths and injuries, and for not reporting warranty claims. The Japanese automaker acknowledged in November that it failed...