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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...
Jan 8, 2015
Subaru is recalling about 199,000 cars and SUVs for a second time to fix rusty brake lines that can leak fluid and cause longer stopping distances. The recall covers the 2009 through 2013 Forester, 2008 through 2011 Impreza, and the 2008 through 2014 WRX and WRX-STI models. It affects vehicles...
Dec 16, 2014
The Illinois Supreme Court has approved a pilot program allowing cameras in courtrooms at the Leighton Criminal Court Building beginning next month. Cook County’s bid languished for more than 2 1/2 years as a behind-the-scenes debate dragged on over how the pilot program would work in the nation’s largest unified...
Dec 3, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois House has approved a bill allowing more time to file a lawsuit over asbestos-related disease. The initiative was adopted 70-43 Tuesday and moves to the Senate. Rep. Elaine Nekritz is a Northbrook Democrat. Her bill would remove a time limit for filing a civil action related...
Dec 1, 2014
Illinois residents could have a harder time accessing government information under new legislation before the General Assembly. The plan, SB2799, makes it harder for people to get repaid legal costs when a government wrongfully denies access to public documents. At the same time, it makes it easier for governments to...
Nov 16, 2014 , Tags: ,
As winter weather descends, so does the snow. Knowing how to keep safe and avoid dangerous equipment may save your health in snowy months to come. During the winter season, moving snow is a necessity for many people. Digging out a car or driveway takes time and energy. For those...
Sep 11, 2014
A lawsuit accuses the owner and managers of a building where four children died in a fire of failing to equip their apartment with escape routes and working smoke detectors. “They created a death trap for this family who had no chance of escape,” said attorney Marty Dolan, who filed...