Ferguson v. Patton

Illinois Supreme Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2013 IL 112488
Decision Date: 
March 21, 2013
District: 
1st Dist.
Division/County: 
Cook Co.
Justice: 
KARMEIER
Holding: 
Appellate court reversed in part and vacated in part; circuit court affirmed in part and vacated in part.
Inspector General had no authority under the law to unilaterally retain private counsel to file proceedings in circuit court, to compel city's Law Department to produce unredacted documents as to former city employee being awarded city contract outside of usual competitive process. Thus circuit court properly dismissed Inspector General's cause of action with prejudice. (KILBRIDE, FREEMAN, THOMAS, and GARMAN, concurring.)