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House Republican Leader Durkin criticized over 'horrible conflict of interest'

Since assuming control of the Illinois House Republican Caucus four years ago, the law firm of State Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) has helped Illinois municipal governments and state agencies amass more than a quarter of a billion dollars in public debt, according to an analysis by Prairie State Wire.

Preemptive strike legislation against Trump environmental policies migrating from California

SPRINGFIELD – Legislation introduced in the House that would require state agencies in Illinois to enforce environmental standards adopted under the Obama Administration, if those standards are rolled back under Trump is nearly identical to one advancing in the California legislature.

Plaintiffs in J&J talc cases hit with major setback; Mo. business leader says attitudes changing for better

ST. LOUIS - Legal experts following the Johnson & Johnson talcum powder lawsuits in St. Louis say that even in the face of Monday’s declared mistrial of one of the cases on jurisdictional grounds, many of the hundreds of other cases will drag on “because so much money is involved.”

Lawyers at odds over Restatement of Law covering liability insurance

PHILADELPHIA - Insurance and business defense attorneys are sparring with the drafters of a powerful legal document that will influence the outcome of insurance liability cases.