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  • Trial Notebook

    After successfully suing to nullify $2.8 million in life insurance policies as void under Illinois law because they were fraudulently procured as part of a conspiracy involving a “stranger-originated life insurance” (STOLI) scheme, Ohio National Life Assurance Corp. argued that the alleged conspirators — a lawyer (Douglas W. Davis), an insurance agent (Mavash Morady) and her husband (Paul Morady) — should pay the $605,000 in legal fees and expenses it incurred to avoid possible litigation in future cases with the investors who purchased the policies.
  • Global IP

    As the indie film industry descended on Park City, Utah, last month for the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, two clear themes emerged.
  • Lawyers' Forum

    I started in the Cook County state’s attorney’s office in 1990. It was my dream career to be a prosecutor, fighting the good fight on behalf of victims of crime. Early on in my career, I became passionate about domestic violence cases.
  • Lawyers' Forum

    A court in the Northern District of Illinois recently denied a motion for conditional class certification under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Given the lenient standard of review generally applied to such motions, a denial is somewhat unusual.
  • Legal History

    See if you know what happened on this day in Legal History with Karen Conti.
  • Letter to the Editor

    EDITOR’S NOTE: Phillip J. Rock was retired of counsel at Rock, Fusco & Connelly LLC. He died Jan. 29 at age 78. A funeral is scheduled for this Thursday at 10 a.m. at Old St. Patrick’s Church, 700 W. Adams St.
    Sporting Judgment
  • NEW YORK — Baseball’s strike zone could be getting a slight lift.
  • Sports Marketing Playbook

    Just about everyone knows Netflix, Amazon Video and Hulu, the Big Three of “over the top” (OTT) streaming services that offer a wide variety of entertainment programming. And for good reason — they dominate the list of top 10 OTT streaming services with the most U.S. subscribers, according to a recent survey.
  • The Laws of Fitness

    We’re nearing the end of a dreary Chicago winter — a time when many people admit to being in a fitness slump.
  • Non-Billable Hours
  • Non-Billable Hours

    NEW YORK — Comcast is trumpeting its best year for traditional TV services in nearly a decade, even though it continues to lose TV subscribers.
  • Non-Billable Hours

    LOS ANGELES — Organizations representing Hispanics, Asian-Americans and Native Americans, who joined with the NAACP in 2000 to increase minority hiring in the TV industry, are broadening their focus to the big screen.
  • Opening Statement

    As we head into February — Black History Month — one can’t help but think about the Black Lives Matter movement that’s appeared in response to the recent surge of police shootings of unarmed African-American teens.
  • Non-Billable Hours

    ALBANY, N.Y. — Had a hard time getting a ticket to a concert or sporting event? New York’s attorney general says that’s probably because more than half of tickets to many events are held for industry insiders or otherwise unavailable to the general public.
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