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Illinois Appeals Court Revives Light Cigarette Lawsuit
Posted on 1 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. - (AP) A lawsuit that led to a $10.1 billion verdict against cigarette-making Philip Morris USA before it was tossed out by the Illinois Supreme Court has been revived by a lower court, sending the case back to the county once tagged... Read More

Illinois Committee To Hold Hearings Next Week On Proposed Code Of Evidence
Posted on 12 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois Supreme Court Special Committee on Illinois Evidence has scheduled hearings in Chicago and Springfield next week on a proposed Illinois Code of Evidence. The hearing in Chicago will be held Tuesday, May 18, at... Read More

Illinois Teacher Sues Author Over 'Three Cups Of Tea'
Posted on 22 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHICAGO - (AP) Efforts to start a class-action lawsuit against "Three Cups of Tea" author Greg Mortenson in Montana now include Illinois. Former teacher Deborah Netter of Lake County filed suit this month in Illinois federal court against Mortenson... Read More

Illinois Woman Drops Lawsuit Against 'Three Cups Of Tea' Author
Posted on 11 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HELENA, Mont. - (AP) An Illinois woman has dropped her lawsuit against "Three Cups of Tea" author Greg Mortenson, leaving just one legal claim that millions of people were duped into buying Mortenson's books and donating to his charity based... Read More

State Employee Union In Illinois Sues Over Pay Freeze
Posted on 12 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - (AP) A major state employee union has filed a federal lawsuit over Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's decision to cancel raises for thousands of workers. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees filed the suit Friday... Read More

Illinois Committee To Hold Public Hearings On Proposed State Code Of Evidence
Posted on 12 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois Supreme Court Special Committee on Illinois Evidence has scheduled hearings in Chicago and Springfield next week on a proposed Illinois Code of Evidence. The hearing in Chicago will be held Tuesday, May 18, at... Read More

Illinois Jury Finds For Takeda In Actos Bladder Cancer Trial
Posted on 16 May 2014 by Tom Moylan

CHICAGO — (Mealey’s) An Illinois state court jury on May 15 returned a defense verdict in an Actos bladder cancer death case after four weeks of testimony ( In Re: Actos Litigation , No. 11 L 010011, Diane Whitlatch, et al. v. Takeda Pharmaceuticals... Read More

Jury Verdict Round-Up: April Top Personal Injury Suits
Posted on 13 May 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

During April, the attorney editors on the LexisNexis Jury Verdict team covered several notable personal injury verdicts from across the country. Every month, we try to make a list of the top five cases that captured our attention. This month, however... Read More

Keller and Heckman LLP Litigation Alert: In the Wake of Nicastro, Illinois Reaffirms Jurisdiction Over Foreign Manufacturer
Posted on 17 Feb 2012 by Keller and Heckman LLP

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in J. McIntyre Machinery Ltd. v. Nicastro [ enhanced version available to lexi.com subscribers ], seemingly limited the power of state courts to exercise specific jurisdiction over a foreign defendant. Nicastro held... Read More

How Much Are You Drinking at Starbucks?
Posted on 21 Oct 2016 by Gabriela Nolen

Recently, two federal district courts have dismissed lawsuits alleging that that Starbucks Corporation deceives its customers by misrepresenting the volume of its cold drinks. The first case was decided by a California federal district court in August... Read More

Illinois Jury Awards $2.2Million To Widower In 1st Humira Infection Case To Go To Trial
Posted on 10 May 2013 by Tom Moylan

CHICAGO - (Mealey's) An Illinois state court jury on May 9 found Abbott Laboratories negligent and ordered it to pay a plaintiff $2,244,063 for a near-fatal infection his late wife suffered while taking the rheumatoid arthritis drug Humira, according... Read More

Illinois Appeals Court Reinstates $10 Billion ‘Light’ Cigarettes Verdict
Posted on 30 Apr 2014 by Michael Lefkowitz

MOUNT VERNON, Ill. — (Mealey’s) A $10.1 billion consumer fraud verdict stemming from Philip Morris USA Inc.’s marketing of “light” cigarettes was reinstated April 29 by Illinois' Fifth District Appellate Court ( Sharon... Read More

The March 2015 Jury Verdict Round-Up: Top 5 Personal Injury Verdicts
Posted on 7 Apr 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

During March, the attorney editors on the LexisNexis Jury Verdict team covered several notable personal injury verdicts and settlements from across the country. This informal list of top five cases captured our attention this past month, so we thought... Read More

High Court Agrees to Hear Appeal Of Ruling On Government Workers' Age Discrimination Claims
Posted on 18 Mar 2013 by Bajeerah LaCava

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on March 18 agreed to hear the appeal of a Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling that state and local government employees may bring age discrimination claims directly under the Equal Protection... Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP: 3rd Time The Charm For 'Copycat' Class Action
Posted on 14 Aug 2012 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Sarah T. Reise In a decision sure to encourage the practice of filing of "copycat" class actions, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a class was properly certified even though other two judges in the same federal district... Read More