Daily Legal News Archive

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Judge blocks Trump order denying funds to sanctuary cities

A federal judge in San Francisco on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump’s order banning federal grants to sanctuary cities that don’t cooperate with federal immigration enforcement.
From: ABA Journal

Democratic Illinois House OKs public funding for abortions

The Democratic-controlled Illinois House has approved public funding for all abortions.
From: WBEZ

Proposal to compel insurance companies to pay death benefits dating back to 1996 advances

Legislation requiring life insurance companies to look back to 1996 to identify policy holders who have died and the benefits have not been claimed or paid to their loved ones passed the Illinois House today, Illinois Treasurer Michael Frerichs said.
From: RiverBender.com

Federal judge throws out negligence suit against Dollar Tree

A Chicago federal judge has dismissed a suit filed by a woman claiming she suffered shoulder injuries requiring medical attention after slipping on what she says was vomit at a Chicago Dollar Tree store.
From: Cook County Record

Palestinian activist pleads guilty to US immigration crime

A Chicago Palestinian activist with a decades-old record of bombings in Israel pleaded guilty Tuesday to concealing those convictions when she applied for U.S. citizenship.
From: QCOnline