| Sep 16, 2013
| 7:27 PM
The estate of a Metra employee struck and killed by a train earlier this summer is now suing the commuter rail agency.
The lawsuit, filed Monday in Cook County Circuit Court, alleges that negligence by Metra caused the July 5 death of track laborer Luis...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 3:20 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco city attorney on Tuesday filed a class action lawsuit against the state of Nevada on behalf of all California local governments where patients have allegedly been bused from a Las Vegas psychiatric hospital in recent...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 12:40 PM
Joseph G. "Bodie" Finnerty Jr., a highly regarded trial lawyer who headed DLA Piper's litigation department and oversaw expansion of the firm to Philadelphia and New York City, died Thursday of Alzheimer's disease at Copper Ridge assisted-living...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 11:13 AM
Federal and state probes into the Community Renewal Team are continuing, according to a new audit report — while the Hartford anti-poverty agency has quietly severed a controversial payroll arrangement with its former CEO that had attracted...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 3:32 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Two GOP lawmakers who will compete next year for a seat on the state Board of Equalization are now duking it out in court.
Assemblywoman Diane L. Harkey (R-Dana Point) recently sued state Sen. Mark Wyland (R-Escondido) for defamation and...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 6:56 PM
Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't.
— Mark Twain
Fruitland Park rolled the dice last week and lost. Prediction: It's going to cost the fine folks who live there some...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 10:04 PM
PIERRE — People who sign petitions for candidates and ballot measures don’t have to worry about the other side coming after them seeking payment for the costs after the election. But that’s not the case when people go to court...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 5:27 AM
Ousted Metra CEO Alex Clifford implicated at least two board members in a patronage complaint shortly before he began negotiating a generous severance package with the commuter rail system, officials publicly acknowledged for the first time Wednesday....
| Jul 13, 2013
| 10:28 AM
When Metra CEO Alex Clifford asked about his chances for keeping his job, he received a bruising reply from the rail agency's board chairman, according to a memo that offers a snapshot of political clout as allegedly practiced in Illinois.
| Jul 11, 2013
| 3:40 PM
A small O.C.-based company that rushed to offer genetic testing for breast cancer risk, fresh out of a Supreme Court ruling that human genes can’t be patented, is now caught in a new legal battle over its methodology.
Ambry Genetics and Houston-...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 5:34 PM
Attorney General Kathleen Kane should be commended for her recent refusal to defend Pennsylvania’s version of the Defense Of Marriage Act in court after the American Civil Liberties Union sued the law as being unconstitutional.
For Ms. Kane to...