Daily Legal News Archive

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Illinois employees under investigation for derogatory emails

Illinois officials are investigating a longtime Workers' Compensation Commission investigator whose personal email has been the source of racist, sexist and anti-gay emails.
From: U.S. News & World Report

Is law firm 'merger' a model for others?

Founded in 1868 and once a fixture in the Kane County legal community, Elgin law firm Brady & Jensen LLP is no more: One week ago today, five of the firm's six attorneys joined Huck Bouma PC, a Wheaton law firm with, now, more than 40 attorneys.
From: Daily Herald

How the high court’s supervisory power can provide relief

Short of granting a petition for leave to appeal, the Illinois Supreme Court has authority to offer relief from an adverse lower court judgment — without a full round of additional briefing — pursuant to the court’s supervisory power.
From: Chicago Lawyer

Judge throws brake on investor class action

A Chicago federal judge has put the brakes on a class action suit filed by investors, who alleged they were ripped off for hundreds of millions of dollars in a failed electric car venture, saying the investors were asleep at the switch because they launched their suit after the statute of limitations expired.
From: Cook County Record

Motorola files new infringement charges against Hytera

Motorola Solutions has filed new patent infringement complaints with the Regional Court of Mannheim in Germany against Hytera Communications Corp. of Shenzhen, China and Hytera Mobilfunk GmbH of Bad Münder, Germany.
From: Daily Herald

State’s attorney appointed associate judge

Kevin D. Tippey has been appointed associate judge for the Eighth Judicial Circuit, which includes Brown, Pike, Schuyler, Cass, Calhoun, Menard and two other counties.
From: Jacksonville Journal Courier