• The U.S. government can be forced to pay damages for violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Chicago’s federal appeals court has held in a case brought by a lawyer who argues an electronic receipt for a lawsuit-filing fee contained too much personal information.
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  • Trial Notebook

    The Illinois Appellate Court applied neutral principles of secular law in concluding that Kenneth I. Goldman was obligated to provide his ex-wife Annette C. Goldman with a “get,” a divorce decree from a rabbinic court, under the terms of their ketubah, the traditional Jewish marriage agreement.
  • Ask Snap-D

    Rainmakers have large networks. You need to work your network — don’t let them collect dust in your desk drawer.
  • Life in the Workplace

    The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently reversed a ruling that evidence presented at trial by a plaintiff who was not hired for an in-house electrician job was insufficient to prove racial discrimination.
  • Labor Daze

    As this column’s readers with long memories might recall, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals two years ago refused to enforce a National Labor Relations Board order to reinstate with back pay a New York City barista Starbucks claims to have fired for insubordination and threatening a store manager.
  • Tort Trends

    When wrongful conduct causes a person’s death, Illinois law provides a cause of action for damages against the wrongdoer.
  • This Day in Legal History

    See if you know what happened on This Day in Legal History with Karen Conti.
  • Federal Courts

    Today’s case presents the question of whether a drop-side baby crib, advertised as “meeting all U.S. and Canadian standards” but subsequently labeled dangerous and recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, gives rise to a cause of action under the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act.
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  • Juris Endurance

    Make sure to refuel after your run. Hydration is important. You need to eat, too. I recommend a ratio of 4-to-1 of carbs and protein within two hours of exercise.
  • MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Vikings have suspended special teams coordinator Mike Priefer without pay for three games this season and plan to donate $100,000 to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights groups in response to former punter Chris Kluwe’s allegations of anti-gay slurs and taunts made by Priefer.
  • DALLAS — Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby had a dire warning Monday for anyone who likes intercollegiate athletics the way they are now.
  • Non-Billable Hours
  • LOS ANGELES — Even though Rupert Murdoch’s $76 billion bid for rival media giant Time Warner Inc. has been rejected, that doesn’t mean how you watch TV shows and movies will stop changing any time soon.
  • When Zach Braff took to Kickstarter to fund his new movie, “Wish I Was Here,” he explained to fans where their money would go: It would ensure his creative control, allow him to cast the actors he wanted and enable him to shoot in Los Angeles, rather than someplace cheaper.
  • Prepared pizza dough makes this recipe from Amy Aebersold a snap to prepare.
  • Literary Argument

    The fine art of forgetting children comes in various iterations, all of them essentially sad, too many of them infuriating.
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