California Dioceses Consider Bankruptcy Amid Sex Abuse Claims
Several California Catholic dioceses are considering bankruptcy to deal with their liabilities, facing a years-long reckoning with an avalanche of child sexual abuse lawsuits.
Voiceless No More, Indiana Woman Freed From Fraught Guardianship
An Indiana woman whose journey through adult guardianship was dogged by judicial scrutiny, steep legal fees and a profound sense of powerlessness has gotten her wish: freedom from the system.
Beth Wilkinson’s Insider View of Women in—and Out—of Big Law
My chat with litigation powerhouse Beth Wilkinson kicks off a series of conversations I’m having with female partners who are now leading major firms, and those who opted out of Big Law to go on their own.
Ex-Madigan Staffer Details ComEd Lobbyist’s Outsized Influence
One of the four defendants accused of bribing former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan (D) to advance legislation favorable to Exelon and Commonwealth Edison had unparalleled access to the legislative leader, according to Thursday testimony by one of Madigan’s senior staffers.
Girardi Ordered for Competency Exam in Los Angeles Criminal Case
Disbarred attorney Thomas Girardi will undergo mental competency tests, a Los Angeles federal judge ordered in his criminal case there.
Top Illinois Court Nixes Union Members’ State Privacy Claims
Illinois biometic privacy law violation claims brought by unionized employees are preempted by federal labor law, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday.