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  • Trial Notebook

    The third time the Illinois Appellate Court confronted the question of whether the purported revocation of an already revoked driver’s license can be used to seek an enhanced penalty for driving while license revoked, DuPage County prosecutors appealed from an order that dismissed a felony charge against Nicholas C. Webber.
  • Next Chapter

    Jennifer Shasky Calvery, director of the U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, has addressed a serious issue that many money-services businesses are facing.
  • Lawyers' Forum

    New guidance from the IRS may provide a boost to wind energy project developers. The industry has experienced a tough time this year from the loss of the production tax credit, the tax incentive that underpins the financing for virtually all Midwest wind farms.
  • Fads at One First

    Just weeks ago, the U.S. Supreme Court closed its doors on yet another exciting term, leaving us in Chicago to turn our attention to mediocre (at best) baseball, sporadic weather and (what else?) the October term 2014.
  • This Day in Legal History

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

    Whenever a governmental entity is sued, the plaintiff typically will have to tangle with one or more tort immunity provisions to be successful.
  • Workplace Issues

    Arecent ruling from the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals illustrates that the context of words can make a dramatic difference in the interpretation of a pension plan.
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  • Agent of Change

    In February, three former minor league baseball players filed a federal lawsuit in San Francisco against Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig and three MLB clubs.
  • Some of the newest incarnations of fantasy football look a lot more like gambling than intricate, outsmart-your-opponent strategy games. Since 2011, the billion-dollar fantasy market has been infused with dozens of daily and weekly games. Those games allow players to win huge prizes quickly, sometimes in one week, sometimes in just one night.
  • Beyond the Playing Field

    On Aug. 8, in a decision that will undoubtedly have wide-ranging implications in the realm of collegiate athletics, U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken ruled that the NCAA’s restraint on student-athletes’ ability to be paid for the use if their name, image and likeness violated antitrust law.
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  • Literary Argument

    Nightmare … is the habitat of childhood. In these startling words, Frederick Busch, in “A Dangerous Profession: A Book About the Writing Life,” characterized Charles Dickens’ perspective concerning the lives of children.
  • On the Job

    So you’re past the resume checkpoint. Today, that’s no small task. Next, employers are typically looking for four key qualities.
  • LOS ANGELES — If it walks like a drama and talks like a drama and yet calls itself a comedy, that’s just fine with the Emmy Awards.
  • Kelly’s Critique

    I visited Lao Sze Chuan in Uptown on a Wednesday evening in August. LSC is a highly rated Chinese chain with celebrity endorsements lining the wall, such as Rahm Emanuel, among others.
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