Defendants in tax sale class action granted leave to appeal; High court directs Fifth District to vacate earlier orders

Defendants in bid rigging litigation will get to appeal a class certification order entered against them six months ago in Madison County. The Illinois Supreme Court issued supervisory orders on Wednesday directing the Fifth District Appellate Court to vacate Aug. 17 orders which denied the petitions of Madison County, public officials and tax buyers for leave to appeal a circuit court decision that favored victims of a tax sale scheme. Read More »

Sanctions sought against asbestos lawyers for using John Crane as 'shill' to keep cases in Cook County

Attorneys for defendants in a Cook County asbestos case have brought an action against the opposing counsel in the case, asking the court to punish the plaintiff’s attorneys and the counsel for John Crane Inc., one of the other defendants named in the case, for their alleged use of Crane as a "shill" to prevent defendants from transferring the case and others like it out of Cook County Circuit Court. Read More »