• The settlement reached in six class-action lawsuits filed against the maker of a dietary supplement is a “selfish deal,” a federal appeals court has ruled, and gives too little to disgruntled consumers while awarding excessive fees to their attorneys.
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  • Trial Notebook

    During discovery in his federal civil rights case against the Illinois Department of Transportation and two of his former supervisors, Charles McClendon subpoenaed documents that were privileged under the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act.
  • Opening Statement

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. And you know what that means. No, today is not the new Black Friday. It’s time for the lawyers’ annual gridiron show, formerly known as “Christmas Spirits,” now simply “The Bar Show.”
  • Lawyers' Forum

    A speeding ticket defendant who used a curse word during a recess and outside a courtroom lost her liberty recently because the judge did not understand the difference between civil and criminal contempt.
  • Woodwise Ethics

    Lawyers who don’t have malpractice insurance are potentially leaving business on the table, and the number of lawyers who report that they don’t have malpractice insurance has been increasing steadily for the past four years.
  • Privacy, Technology and Law

    President Barack Obama recently announced the administration’s BuySecure initiative. At a meeting at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Oct. 17, the president outlined the program, aimed at increasing the security of sensitive financial information and enhancing protections against fraud and identity theft.
  • This Day In Legal History

    See if you know what happened on This Day in Legal History with Karen Conti.
  • Ask Snap-D

    Everyone doesn’t always meet their goals for various reasons, but aside from results, your approach and attitude to making it right is what the committee is most concerned about.
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  • Sports, Business & the Law

    In the mid-1990s, I was the communications manager for the Motorola Cycling Team. It was a great job. Motorola was Lance Armstrong’s first pro team, and it was exciting to be a part of the international sport.
  • Juris Endurance

    Slowly build your mileage when you run, or lengthen the time on your bike or your swim. Don’t overdo it, or you could injure yourself.
  • Federal drug enforcement agents showed up unannounced Sunday to check at least three visiting NFL teams’ medical staffs as part of an investigation into former players’ claims that teams mishandled prescription drugs.
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  • On the Job

    With Thanksgiving approaching, this is a great time to step back and reflect. It’s also a good time to address a question many attorneys regularly ask me: Whether it’s possible (and how) to transition their practices from one area to another.
  • The Nommery

    Get into the "refrigerator oatmeal" trend with this recipe from Amy Aebersold.
  • NEW YORK — The good news for Thanksgiving travelers? The price of gas is at five-year lows. The bad news? A lot more people will be on the road.
  • Literary Argument

    In my last column, purportedly about non-fiction literature and the law, I wrote of mistakes as related in memoir, such as Daniel Menaker’s “My Mistake.” I also wrote briefly of one of my own mistakes. With the thought of memoir, mistakes, non-fiction and law in mind, let’s take a slight turn.
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