Illinois

Law Firms

Nixon Peabody to acquire Ungaretti on Feb. 1, making Chicago its 2nd-largest office

Evidence

Drug-making video leads to home seizure

White-Collar Crime

Feds expand case against defense lawyer charged with perjury, indict another attorney

Aviation & Space Law

Record fine of up to $1.6M imposed on Southwest over planes sitting for hours on tarmac

Trusts & Estates

Judge OKs use of funds from slain mom’s estate to pay lawyer in daughter’s Bali murder trial

Court Security

3 charged, held on $1M bond, in attack on murder-hearing attendee as he exited courthouse

Court Security

Pretrial hearing in teen’s murder case sparks altercation for second time this month

Trials & Litigation

Federal judge sanctions prosecutor’s office for bad faith in police misconduct case

Criminal Justice

Ex-employee gets 4 years in $163K law firm theft

Aviation & Space Law

Drone video posted on YouTube raises safety, privacy concerns for one Illinois town

Careers

After retiring as federal judge, Illinois jurist relishes his return to the state trial court bench

Business of Law

New crowdfunding site helps individuals raise money for legal fees

Criminal Justice

Shoes said to contain killer’s blood weren’t for sale in US at time of murder, suit claims

Court Security

Jailhouse attack by handcuffed client sends public defender to hospital

Trials & Litigation

Federal judge says acquitted attorney can sue Above the Law for defamation, but not Gawker

Criminal Justice

Man faces felony theft charge for taking his own car from police impound lot

Judiciary

Saggy-pants-jailing judge is reassigned; voters retained her despite ‘no’ recommendations

Legal Ethics

Suspension recommended for lawyer who blogged about probate corruption and lawyer ‘feeding frenzy’

Tort Law

Fired reporter can’t sue over bikini footage shot by rival station, appeals court rules

Government Law

County clerk fined $500 for using government Wi-Fi during his re-election campaign