Daily Legal News Archive

Friday, July 22, 2016

Report recommends dozens of reforms at Chicago's Law Department

Former U.S. Attorney Dan Webb has recommended more than 50 reforms to address problems in the city of Chicago's Law Department, which has come under fire in recent months for its handling of potential evidence in police misconduct cases.
From: Chicago Tribune

Cyberstalking case dropped after appellate ruling

Cyberstalking charges have been dismissed against a Bloomington man based on a recent decision by the First District Appellate Court that ruled the state's cyberstalking law is unconstitutional.
From: Bloomington Pantagraph

Condominium Act bills make life simpler for condo board members

Among other proposed changes, the legislation would allow condominium boards to hold closed meetings in a wider set of circumstances.
From: Illinois Bar Journal

Lacy prepares for state's attorney's position

Growing up the middle of three girls with hard-working blue-collar parents in a middle-class neighborhood in northern Illinois, Jacqueline Lacy never imagined she'd one day be an attorney, let alone Vermilion County's first female state's attorney.
From: Champaign News-Gazette

Turkish Chicago businessman says Atom Law wrongly promised him firm ownership stake for investment

A Turkish Chicago restaurateur and businessman has filed suit against a Chicago-based immigration and business law firm, alleging its principals misled him into investing hundreds of thousands of dollars of his money and time into promoting the law firm under the mistaken belief he would be an owner of the firm, when they knew he, as a non-lawyer, could not be an equity partner in the venture.
From: Cook County Record

Help, not harassment for student loans

Under new guidelines the Obama administration proposed Wednesday, companies responsible for handling nearly $1 trillion in direct federal student loans would have to shift their focus from collections to helping borrowers manage or discharge their debt.
From: Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Judge dismisses lawsuit over Downers Grove sperm bank mistake

A DuPage County judge Thursday dismissed a lawsuit filed by an Ohio woman seeking damages against a Downers Grove sperm bank that shipped her the wrong sample and resulted in the birth of her biracial daughter.
From: Chicago Tribune

Judge orders state to reconsider medical marijuana for migraines

In a ruling that could significantly expand the use of medical marijuana in Illinois, a judge has ordered state officials to reconsider adding migraine headaches to the list of conditions that qualify a patient to buy the drug.
From: Chicago Tribune