Former Cook County Assessor Confessed Helped Businesses Cheat on Taxes for Free Golf
Basilio Clausen faces up to five years in prison, cooperating with federal prosecutors. A former Cook County Assessor's employee, Basilio Clausen, has pleaded guilty to his involvement in a tax scheme that unlawfully reduced tax bills for specific commercial properties by over $150,000 over three years, all in exchange for two golf outings. Clausen's admission of guilt on a conspiracy charge was accompanied by his formal agreement to cooperate with federal prosecutors.
Legacy hospital, city of Portland urge court to toss suit by displaced Albina descendants
Attorneys for Legacy Emanuel Hospital & Health Center and the city of Portland have asked a judge to dismiss a federal civil rights lawsuit filed by 26 Black descendants of families whose homes in Portland's Albina district were destroyed in the 1960s and '70s. The lawsuit alleges that the hospital and the city conspired to destroy the predominantly Black community under the guise of urban renewal.
Settlement Reached in Case of Chicago Woman Found Frozen to Death in Hotel Freezer
Family of 19 year old Kenneka Jenkins reach settlement in negligence case against Crown Plaza O'Hare Rosemont hotel, its security company, restaurant. The family of Kenneka Jenkins, a 19-year-old woman whose tragic death inside a hotel walk-in freezer in 2017 stirred controversy and speculation, has reached a settlement agreement with the hotel, its security company, and the hotel's restaurant.
Trump makes an explosive demand to change the verdict in his ongoing legal battle
In the ongoing legal battle between former President Donald Trump and New York Attorney General Letitia James, allegations of bias and claims of fraud have become the focal points.
Maine Assistant Attorney General Faces Drunken Driving Charges
In a turn of events that has left the state's legal community abuzz, Paul Suitter, 35, an assistant attorney general for Maine, has pleaded not guilty to charges of operating under the influence (OUI) in Wilton. Suitter, hailing from Portland, entered his plea in writing following his arrest in August, as per the reports by the Sun Journal.
Lawyers Want to Stop Inclusion of Former Alderman's Tax Work for Trump Tower During Corruption Trial
Defense lawyers for indicted former 14th Ward Ald. Edward Burke want to bar mention of his law firm winning big property tax breaks for Donald Trump’s downtown Chicago tower, saying it would be prejudicial due to Trump being “despised by a significant percentage of the population”
Legal Showdown: New College of Florida Takes On Opposition Group Alt New College in Trademark Battle
New College of Florida has taken legal action against an opposition group called 'Alt New College' for trademark infringement. Alt New College, an online learning platform, was established to support the academic freedom of faculty and students following changes made by the conservative leadership of New College of Florida.
Illinois Alters Trump Tower Lawsuit Saying It Significantly Underreports Water Dumped Into River
Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul takes legal action against Trump Tower, filing amended lawsuit alleging ongoing violations of environmental laws related to discharge of heated water into Chicago River.
Two Chicago Police Officers Acquitted in Shooting of Unarmed Man
Judge ruled officers' response was reasonable stating it was self-defense. In a verdict that has generated significant attention, Cook County Judge Lawrence Flood acquitted two Chicago police officers, Sgt. Christopher Liakopoulos and Officer Ruben Reynoso, of charges stemming from the shooting of an unarmed man.
Judge Rules Trump Guilty of Fraud in Building Real Estate Empire Including Chicago's Trump Tower
Judge orders some of Trump's companies removed from his control, dissolved. A judge has ruled that former President Donald Trump engaged in fraudulent activities while building his real estate empire, a portfolio that includes Chicago's Trump Tower.
Judge rules Trump committed fraud in building real estate empire
In a significant legal development, a New York judge, Justice Arthur Engoron, has ruled that former President Donald Trump is liable for fraud in a civil case brought against him by New York Attorney General Letitia James. The ruling asserts that Attorney General James successfully demonstrated the core elements of her extensive case against Trump and his various business entities.
Illinois Supreme Court Considers Biometrics Lawsuit Involving Privacy With Devastating Implications
High-stakes Illinois legal battle centers on privacy, liability issues. The Illinois Supreme Court is deliberating a biometrics lawsuit with far-reaching implications for data privacy and corporate liability. Biometric data encompasses unique biological or behavioral characteristics used for identification. This can include fingerprints, facial scans, and other distinctive physical traits. The case revolves around the alleged violation of the state's Biometric Information Privacy Act by major medical institutions.
Appeals Court Reverses Conviction of Park City Woman in Son's Death Due to Medical Neglect
Stroud had been charged with involuntary manslaughter of a family member, two counts of child endangerment causing death. An appeals court has reversed the conviction of Jennifer B. Stroud, a 42-year-old woman from Park City, who had been sentenced to eight years for her son's death due to alleged medical neglect. Stroud had been charged with involuntary manslaughter of a family member and two counts of child endangerment causing death.
The Generative AI Challenge: What it Means for Copyright and the Future of Publishing
As artificial intelligence becomes increasingly sophisticated, it poses new questions about copyright law and how it protects creative works. Generative AI (GAI) in particular has the potential to revolutionize content creation while also threatening some traditional publishing business models.
Illinois Supreme Court Considers If a Player's Depression is Cause to Bar Them from Participating
Landmark Illinois case sparks debates what to do about mental health problems in student athletes. The Illinois Supreme Court is currently considering whether depression can be considered grounds to bench an athlete. The case that has brought this contentious issue to the forefront involves a 15-year-old female hockey player whose dreams of competing on the ice were shattered when she was barred from playing due to her battle with depression.
Delta-8 THC in Florida: The "Chill Pill" Everyone's Buzzing About!
Published on September 21, 2023. The post includes some content assisted by AI. Hey there, Floridians! So, have you heard the buzz about Delta-8 THC lately? It's like a distant cousin to the THC found in regular old marijuana, but it's got a bit of a reputation as the "chill pill" of the cannabis world. Intrigued? Let's dive into the fun stuff!
The Order of Proof: Explained by a Top Georgia Attorney
With several high profile, nationally-followed trials looming between now and the 2024 Election, it's safe to presume that the amount of average Americans who take a newfound interest in legal jargon will reach its highest point since the infamous former football star O.J. Simpson was charged with murdering Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. Undoubtedly, millions of Americans will tune into various cable news shows for trial analysis that will include phrases they may not be familiar with, such as "The order of proof."