Be Careful Where You Walk

Jun 30, 2017 By: Jean Sica

These and other interesting cases can be found in Westlaw Jury Verdicts & Settlements. Koplin v. Spencer Amy Koplin, a 25-year-old female, reportedly

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it: Illinois bans gay “reparative” therapy

Sep 1, 2015 By: Stanley Rule

On August 20, 2015, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed into effect legislation prohibiting therapists from attempting to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of a person under the age of 18.

Today in 1787: Congress passes the Northwest Ordinance

Jul 13, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

On July 13, 1787, Congress passed the Northwest Ordinance, which established rules and regulations governing the Northwest Territory, which encompassed what is now Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.

Thomson Retuers ProView: The legal eReader app we’ve been waiting for

Dec 12, 2011 By: Jeremy Byellin

The new ProView app from Thomson Reuters is the legal eReader that lawyers have been waiting for. When its eBook library catches up, it will be the reason for lawyers to own an iPad.

Westlaw Jury Verdict of the Week: Bogus Eyewitness ID Results in Wrongful Incarceration

Sep 28, 2010 By: Jury Verdicts

Johnson v. Guevara (U.S.D.C., N.D. Ill.) $21M verdict for 11 plus years of wrongful incarceration 2009 WL 1886888 Verdict Summary 2005 WL 6309989 Plaintiff’s complaint

Senator Burris Seeks to Finish His Term

Sep 21, 2010 By: West Reference Attorneys

Illinois Senator Roland Burris, who was appointed in 2008 by then-Illinois-Governor Rod Blagojevich to serve the remainder of President Obama’s term in the U.S. Senate, has asked the Supreme Court to stay a U.S. District Court judge’s order that a special election be held to fill the remaining six weeks of the term.

Blagojevich Trial Update

Aug 25, 2010 By: West Reference Attorneys

From the “old news” file comes word that the corruption trial of former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich ended in a hung jury on all but one count.