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  • Trial Notebook

    McIlvaine Enterprises reportedly hired Alejandro Requena as a temporary laborer on an attic insulation project at Rosemary O’Rourke’s residence. Several weeks after Requena stopped working for McIlvaine, he allegedly broke into the house, beat O’Rourke and stole some of her property.
  • Opening Statement

    Mark Twain’s Tom Sawyer may have been the first fictional character to actually do it. So it came as no shock that Ms. Ruby decided to throw and attend her own funeral in Lisa D’Armour’s new play, “Airline Highway,” about the city and people of New Orleans.
  • Life in the Workplace

    The most common plaintiff in a single-plaintiff employment discrimination lawsuit is a former employee who alleges that his or her employment was terminated for unlawful reasons, such as on the basis of his or her age, race, sex, religion or disability.
  • Lawyers' Forum

    Illinois recently made history as the first state in the country to require small businesses to offer employees the option of enrolling in individual retirement accounts.
  • Privacy, Technology and Law

    The right of oblivion (le droit a l’oubli) has a distinctly French air, perhaps more reminiscent of existentialist philosophy than of legal codes. That right, though, is enshrined in French law, providing convicted criminals with a sort of de facto expunction.
  • This Day In Legal History

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

    In the legal world, few matters can be ascertained with unequivocal certainty. But where a statute on its face clearly violates a pristine constitutional provision, it can be said that the constitution will prevail and the statute will fall. Such is the case here: “The right of trial by jury as heretofore enjoyed shall remain inviolate.”  — Free read
    Sporting Judgment
  • Sports, Business & the Law

    In 2014, the International Olympic Committee took an unusual step by calling an “extraordinary session” for all IOC members. The goal was to address a major problem regarding the future of the Olympics.
  • Juris Endurance

    Root vegetables are high in fiber, which can help fight high serum cholesterol levels. Also, they are rich in vitamins and minerals from the soil.
  • Sporting Judgment

    Feckless, arrogant, self-aggrandizing, inept — if you needed just one episode to illustrate everything wrong about Mark Emmert’s tenure as NCAA boss, he just handed it over, tied up with a bow.
  • Non-Billable Hours
  • On the Job

    We’ve all been told that a resume’s purpose is simply to get you an interview. Sound familiar? I used to say this to lawyers years ago, and I believed it. Today, I’m not so sure, and I don’t espouse this any more.  — Free read
  • NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Andrew Jackson: President. Hero. Rock star. So reads a billboard welcoming arrivals at the Nashville International Airport, attempting to lure them from the honky-tonks of downtown Broadway to Jackson’s historic home called The Hermitage a few miles to the east.
  • This Weekend

    Looking for that unique piece to add to your room or office? Search no further — the Randolph Street market is back this weekend only.
  • Talking Pictures

    Oscar-winner Angelina Jolie steps behind the camera in “Unbroken.” For her second film as director, Jolie tells the true story of Louie Zamperini, the American Olympic runner who survived a plane crash, 47 days in shark-infested waters and a Japanese prison camp.
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