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  • Landmark state pension law struck down by Springfield judge

    Landmark state pension law struck down by Springfield judge
    A judge on Friday struck down the state’s landmark pension law that sought to fix Illinois’ $104.6 billion government retirement system debt, declaring the measure unconstitutional and clearing a path for a showdown in the Illinois Supreme...
  • Bruce Rauner says he hopes Illinois Supreme Court gives clue on pension law

     Bruce Rauner says he hopes Illinois Supreme Court gives clue on pension law
    Making his first post-election appearance at the Capitol on Thursday, Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner said he hopes the Illinois Supreme Court eventually will provide guidance on what changes are acceptable when it comes to fixing the state's more than $100...
  • Aereo Files for Bankruptcy

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Aereo, the Internet TV-streaming service that suffered a crushing legal defeat at the Supreme Court this summer, said it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. "Chapter 11 will permit Aereo to maximize the value of...
  • Aereo files for bankruptcy protection

    Aereo files for bankruptcy protection
    Aereo Inc., the online video streaming service backed by businessman and Television Hall of Fame member Barry Diller, filed for bankruptcy protection on Thursday night, five months after an unfavorable Supreme Court ruling. The service had allowed...
  • Florida Supreme Court to weigh arguments from other schools in support of UCFAA in Plancher appeal

    Florida Supreme Court to weigh arguments from other schools in support of UCFAA in Plancher appeal
    The Florida Supreme Court will consider arguments by other state schools support the UCF Athletics Associations' bid to limit damages paid in the Ereck Plancher case, according to records obtained by the Orlando Sentinel. UCF Athletics Association and...
  • Commonwealth Court to review email exchange between attorney general's office, Freeh on Sandusky investigation

    Commonwealth Court to review email exchange between attorney general's office, Freeh on Sandusky investigation
    Public agencies sometimes can't explain why a record should be exempt from public disclosure without revealing the very information they believe should be kept confidential, a three-judge panel of the Commonwealth Court ruled Thursday. The ruling came...
  • Boston Scientific to pay $18.5 million in mesh case

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Boston Scientific Corp was ordered Thursday to pay $18.5 million for injuries caused by transvaginal mesh devices, a plaintiffs' lawyer said, in the third courtroom loss for the company over the products. A jury in West Virginia...
  • Woodstock Man Pleads Guilty To Child Porn Charges

     Woodstock Man Pleads Guilty To Child Porn Charges
    HARTFORD — A 29-year-old Woodstock man pleaded guilty in federal court on Thursday to one count each of receipt of child pornography and possession of child pornography, according to the U.S. Attorney's office. Ryan Harding downloaded images and...
  • GOP operative gets 10-day delay on release of redistricting records

    GOP operative gets 10-day delay on release of redistricting records
    UPDATED with court ruling Florida's Supreme Court today gave a Republican political consultant 10 days to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court the Florida court's earlier ruling ordering the release of certain redistricting records. Justices last week...
  • Accused Colombian drug kingpin admits to U.S. cocaine scheme

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - For the second time in two months, a Colombian accused of being a drug kingpin and pursued for years by U.S. authorities pleaded guilty to federal charges in a New York courtroom on Thursday. Daniel Barrera, 47, faces life in...
  • Massey ex-CEO pleads not guilty in fatal West Virginia mine blast

    BECKLEY W.Va. (Reuters) - A former chief executive of Massey Energy Co pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges he violated federal mine safety laws before a 2010 explosion that killed 29 miners in West Virginia, the worst U.S. mine disaster in four...