Daily Legal News Archive

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Attorneys to fight Rauner over tax plan

One of Illinois' influential lobbying organizations doesn't like Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner's plan to begin charging sales tax on a variety of services.
From: Northwest Indiana TImes

Feds and 15 states announce suits against law firms, attorneys and others over mortgage-relief work

Federal agencies and 15 states, including Illinois, have announced a wave of litigation against law firms, attorneys, affiliated companies and others that claimed to perform work on behalf of homeowners struggling to pay their mortgages. Chicago-based Mortgage Law Group (now closed) is among the defendants
From: ABA Journal

Online adoption agency resolves suit by Illinois AG

An online adoption agency that matches prospective parents with birth mothers has entered into a consent decree to resolve a suit by the Illinois Attorney General’s office that claimed the agency was not approved to place children in the state.
From: ABA Journal

Emanuel offers another review of 9,000 mysterious red-light tickets

Motorists who got one of the roughly 9,000 tickets issued during apparent “spikes” in red-light camera enforcement at a dozen intersections will be notified of a chance to have those violations reviewed one more time, under a plan unveiled Wednesday.
From: Chicago Sun-Times

Man free after 20 years in prison for murder he didn’t commit

Rodell Sanders spent two decades in prison for a murder he didn’t commit, a jury determined this week.
From: Chicago Sun-Times

BGA lawsuit aims to lift veil on IHSA finances

The not-for-profit group that oversees high school sports in Illinois should be subject to state open-records law because it “performs a governmental function” and generates income “from events involving predominantly public schools,” a lawsuit filed Wednesday by the Better Government Association contends.
From: Chicago Sun-Times

Grieving mom files second suit against father-in-law Chicago cop

A grieving suburban mom whose home was raided by the DEA just days after her 8-year-old daughter died of cancer has filed a second lawsuit against her former Chicago cop father-in-law, who she says helped her grow marijuana to medicate her dying child, then maliciously ratted her out.
From: Chicago Sun-Times

Judge: Daley won't have to testify due to health

Richard M. Daley won't have to take the witness stand in the case over the city's controversial contract with a clout-heavy group of investors to run a Millennium Park restaurant after attorneys for the Park Grill agreed it would be a “medical hardship” for the former mayor to testify.
From: Chicago Tribune

Duran Duran sues Glenview company over fan club operations

Duran Duran, the English rock band known for 1980s hits like “Hungry Like the Wolf” and "Girls on Film," is suing an Illinois company that manages its fan club for breach of contract.
From: Chicago Tribune

Former Horizon Farms owners sue Cook County, bank

The former owners of Horizon Farms have sued a local bank and others, disputing the legality of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County's purchase of the nearly 400-acre Barrington Hills equestrian estate, and claiming the forest preserve paid almost double the appraisal price.
From: Daily Herald

Second prosecutor says Illinois trooper won't be trusted in court

A second Metro East prosecutor has decided not to trust the word of an Illinois State Police trooper who allegedly choked a motorist during a traffic stop.
From: St. Louis Post-Dispatch