Litigation

Recent Posts

Illinois High Court Won't Block Reopening Of $10.1 Billion Light Cigarette Case
Posted on 29 Sep 2011 by Michael Lefkowitz

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - (Mealey's) The Illinois Supreme Court on Sept. 28 declined to hear Philip Morris Inc.'s appeal of an intermediate appeals court ruling that reopens a case that resulted in a $10.1 billion verdict against the tobacco giant for... Read More

7th Circuit Says Motion To Consolidate Depakote Suits Triggers CAFA Jurisdiction
Posted on 17 Oct 2012 by Tom Moylan

CHICAGO - Resolving a split between two district courts, the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Oct. 16 ruled that plaintiffs' motions to consolidate 10 Illinois state court cases involving Abbott Laboratories' anti-seizure drug Depakote... Read More

The Lebron Decision: Illinois Court Says No Again To Caps In Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
Posted on 24 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

By Brian J. Hickey and Jennifer A. Bollow In this Emerging Issues commentary, Brian J. Hickey and Jennifer A. Bollow, both partners with Cassiday Schade LLP, examine a recent decision by the Illinois Supreme Court. In Lebron v. Gottlieb... 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 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 Supreme Court: Medical Malpractice Caps Unconstitutional
Posted on 5 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHICAGO – (AP) A divided Illinois Supreme Court ruled Feb. 4 that caps on some awards in medical malpractice cases violate the state's Constitution. Trial lawyers and consumer groups applauded the decision to strike down the caps, which... Read More

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