(SPRINGFIELD) The State Attorney General’s Office, as part of a bipartisan group of 23 state attorneys general, is urging the Supreme Court to uphold states’ ability to sue pharmaceutical manufacturers when they mislead consumers about the potential side effects of their products. In a filed amicus brief, the coalition argue that the pharmaceutical company Merck can be held liable under state law for misleading and misrepresenting the side effects of its drug Fosamax. Other Midwestern states joining in with Illinois are Indiana, Kentucky, Iowa, and Minnesota, plus others, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, and Oregon.
(CHICAGO) Incoming Governor J.B. Pritzker is preparing to take office in January, but his legal team is still fighting discrimination claims made against his election campaign. In fact, the Governor-elect’s attorneys have filed a motion to have the racial discrimination lawsuit filed by campaign workers dismissed, saying it lacks “factual allegations.” The involved parties are due in a Chicago courtroom next Tuesday.
(SPRINGFIELD) The Illinois State Police are still out in extra force, along with hundreds of local law enforcement agencies, all teaming up during this extended holiday weekend, looking for those driving impaired and not buckled up. The extra duty will include saturation patrols, roadside safety checks, other special patrols, and more. The enforcement effort will continue through the first of next week.