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Color scheme leads to $54M mark verdict
A federal jury Monday ordered the sellers of Rockwell power tools to pay $54 million for using the yellow-and-black color scheme of a rival brand.
Illinois State Bar Association ‘Day at the Races’
Saint Ignatius Law Society Networking Reception
Indian-American bar gala
NWSBA Foundation Day at the Races
Women’s bar dinner series
Seminar on women in management
Panel offers blueprint for implied warranty
A northwest suburban condominium association cannot sue its buildings’ architect for breach of implied warranty, a 1st District Appellate Court panel has ruled.
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High court to give ruling on due process claim
SPRINGFIELD — A man became an informant thinking his help would allow police to throw out the drug charges against him.
A firm on the right side of 40
It was 1979, and Brian C. Fetzer was a young attorney representing an obstetrician in a birth injury medical-malpractice case.
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Kennelly looks to widen federal bar group’s reach
While leading the Federal Bar Association’s Chicago chapter, U.S. District Judge Matthew F. Kennelly intends to satisfy its members’ appetite for knowledge.
Legal aid group adds extra cash to draw interns
The stipend for Public Interest Law Initiative summer interns is rising for the first time in 10 years, and three new summer internships have been added to legal aid organizations.
‘You still remain a family’
One of the gifts Cook County Circuit Judge Dominique C. Ross received the day she graduated from law school in May 1993 was a letter.
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Nelson, Hardiman LLP in Los Angeles opened an office in Chicago with the addition of Alex R. Thiersch, the founder and director of the American Med Spa Association (AmSpa).
Changes to justices’ opinions will now be properly noted
Top EU court backs student in Facebook case
Supreme Court opens fall term; more divisive issues on agenda
High court declines appeals on several cases
What does it take to last 30 years as a successful law firm?
There are many ways for a lawyer to land clients. But when today's client was yesterday's opponent that says something about the respect a firm has within the greater legal community.
Novack and Macey, LLP
Mortgage terms — insurance proceeds, breach
Administrative law — Liquor License Control Commission
Criminal procedure — ineffective trial counsel
Criminal law — bond violation hearing, other crimes
Fee arrangements structured to fit client’s needs
Stephanie A. Genuardi was seeking an innovative solution as she faced a career crossroads last year. Soon, she realized the answer was at the tip of her keyboard in this day and age of easy remote access.
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Work status readily puts end to claim Reichling v. Touchette Regional Hospital
Shelley Reichling received $50,125 in workers’ compensation benefits from her employer, ReadyLink Healthcare, a nurse staffing company, for a slip-and-fall on a just-mopped floor that fractured her knee while she was temporarily working as a registered nurse in the emergency room of Touchette Regional Hospital in East St. Louis.
Court allows reformation of doctors’ policy, rejects coverage
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois recently allowed reformation of professional liability claims-made policies to conform to the retroactive dates for additional insureds to the dates for the named insured, notwithstanding the insureds’ arguments that they relied on the original, more favorable dates.
Keeping a solo Rose fresh for 35 years
Ask any lawyer how to measure success and expect an assortment of answers. Winning the big case. Financial security. Respect from peers. Honors and awards.
The right to trial by jury and concerns about Illinois’ new six-person jury law
In Illinois, the six-person civil jury law creates an anomaly whereby the smallest claims may be tried by a jury of 12, yet the largest claims are not.
Protecting law firm and client data
In my previous column (Aug. 3), I discussed how cyber liability is a serious risk-management issue for lawyers, given our Rule 1.6 duty to maintain the confidentiality of client information.
Effective non-reliance clauses essential to strong agreements
Whether you are drafting an asset purchase agreement, a subscription agreement, a merger agreement or a settlement agreement, it is important to include a non-reliance clause.
Fantasy startup thinks it can go against big boys
World headquarters for the daily fantasy site Draftpot is a bedroom in a New York City apartment a few blocks from Columbia University.
Despite O’Bannon ruling, antitrust debate won’t go away
Last Wednesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled in the much publicized O’Bannon case that pitted former NCAA athletes against the association on compensation rules for athletes’ name, image and likeness (NILs).
Rowing machine lets you use all your muscles
Four fitness tips to improve your workouts.
Are lawyers really all that miserable?
I recently read an opinion column in the Chicago Tribune titled, “Why Lawyers are Miserable,” written by Yale law professor and Bloomberg View columnist Stephen Carter.
Lowe, Savage court laughter as brotherly lawyers
NEW YORK — If you look for it, there’s a lot of stuff packed into “The Grinder,” a funny if — at first glance — lightweight comedy starring Rob Lowe and Fred Savage.
Three ways to get a bite to eat, have a good time
Three fun foodie things to do this weekend.
‘Tempest’ mixes stage magic into a Shakespeare classic
Spectacular! Colossal! Amazing! Not exactly terms you would expect to describe the presentation of a Shakespeare play.
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