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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...
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...