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[Illinois] Berwyn mulls 2-way mirror law, Cigars and Stripes owner says mirror will probably come down

Paul’s measure comes in the wake of a YouTube video posted by a comic name Tamale Rocks on April 26 that was shot in the woman’s washroom of Cigars & Stripes BBQ and Lounge, 6715 W. Ogden Ave. In the washroom is the door to a broom closet, fitted with a
Chicago Suburban Newspapers
added May 24, 2015 21:29

[Illinois] Philip Morris: Plaintiffs have not proven damages; High court takes Price case under advisement, again

Thompson, who governed for 14 years (1977-91) without a whiff of scandal, spoke as counsel for cigarette maker Philip Morris. In the Supreme Court chamber, at age 79, he stood up against a team of plaintiff attorneys seeking to recover a class action bo
Madison County (IL) Record
added May 21, 2015 19:04

[Illinois] State's top court hears $10 billion tobacco appeal

The lawsuit -- one of the nation's first to accuse a tobacco company of consumer fraud -- claimed that Phillip Morris deceptively marketed "light" and "low-tar" cigarettes as a healthier alternative. The initial Madison County trial ended in 2003 with th
AP - Associated Press
added May 20, 2015 10:52

[Illinois] Tobacco case gets second go-around

To one side, it was “the most massive fraud in American history.” To the other, the Illinois Supreme Court should not become the first court to overrule itself based on a federal agency’s amicus brief. Those were the characterizations lobbed across the c
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
added May 20, 2015 05:51

Illinois Supreme Court hears $10B Phillip Morris appeal

former Illinois Gov. Jim Thompson, one of two lawyers representing Phillip Morris during the 50-minute hearing, argued that the Illinois Supreme Court got it right ten years ago when it decided to jettison the trial court's verdict. "And that judgment is
AP - Associated Press
added May 19, 2015 19:29

Illinois Supreme Court hears arguments in appeal of $10 billion verdict against Phillip Morris

An attorney representing the hundreds of thousands of Illinois smokers asked the panel Tuesday to reject Phillip Morris' appeal and let the judgment stand. David Frederick said the cigarette giant had carried out a "massive fraud" that "light" cigarettes
AP - Associated Press
added May 19, 2015 19:28

[Illinois] $10 Billion Smoking Case Reheard By State Supreme Court

A lawyer for the smokers says his clients ought to be compensated. One point of contention in the earlier case was that Justice Lloyd Karmeier, who eked out another decade term in November's election, had indirectly benefited from a half-million dollar
WNIJ - WNIU (DeKalb, IL)
added May 19, 2015 16:10

[Illinois] Price ‘Light’ Case Revisited

For the second time, the Illinois State Supreme Court will hear arguments in a lawsuit against tobacco company Philip Morris USA, reported WQAD. The litigation started when Sharon Price and other plaintiffs claimed the tobacco giant fraudulently used ter
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added May 19, 2015 05:30

[Illinois] EDITORIAL: Stephen Tillery’s amici get curiouser and curiouser

what would prompt a quintet of prominent economists to lend their seeming gravitas to Tillery’s grabby gravamen?... What these five economists have in common...s a commitment to Keynesianism, the long-discredited socialist policy of governmental interfer
Madison County (IL) Record
added May 19, 2015 00:45

[Illinois] Philip Morris argues smokers suffered no economic damage in protesting $10B tobacco judgment

Smokers who won a $10 billion class action judgment against Philip Morris in Madison County 12 years ago suffered no economic damage, the cigarette maker is arguing at the Illinois Supreme Court. “Illinois law is clear that disappointed expectations are
Legal NewsLine
added May 19, 2015 00:40
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