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SPRINGFIELD – The Senate judiciary committee on May 1 advanced a bill to limit the use of questions that test whether jurors understand their instructions.
Outgoing Gov. Rauner decries veto override of damages cap bill, brands it 'invitation' to trial lawyers
Outgoing Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has decried the Illinois legislature's decision to override his veto of a bill greatly increasing the cap on the amount individuals can claim when they sue the state.
Kolker campaign accuses Republican candidate for judge of stealing campaign slogan; Ruocco denies any wrongdoing
The campaign committee for St. Clair County Associate Judge Chris Kolker last week called on candidate for judge Katherine Ruocco to "acknowledge stealing social media posts and campaign slogans."
- Our View
He insists that his decision was not politically motivated and that he had the law on his side. Nevertheless, Associate Judge Chris Kolker's decision – overturning Gov. Bruce Rauner's executive order nullifying the so-called “fair share” fees that non-union state workers must pay to the unions ostensibly representing them – is likely to have little long-term effect.
- Letter to the Editor
The American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) has again recycled its annual “report” to stoke prejudice and fear of our state’s legal system. ATRA, a well-funded front group for the nation’s wealthiest corporations, works to undermine the independence of courts to help corporate interests avoid responsibility for their dangerous behavior and reckless actions.
Madison County and St. Louis were named as two of the worst jurisdictions in the nation according to the American Tort Reform Foundation’s annual Judicial Hellholes report.
'The way due process is supposed to work': Ill. Supreme Court decision reshapes state's legal landscape
Three years after the U.S. Supreme Court moved to significantly limit general personal jurisdiction over corporations, the Illinois Supreme Court at last has used that precedent to perhaps achieve legal venue reforms long sought by business groups and reform proponents - and long ignored by state lawmakers.