• A federal jury Thursday returned a $1.5 million verdict in favor of a Muslim man who was the target of discrimination and retaliation when he worked on the state’s highways.
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    In a negligence case about hardwood floors that allegedly warped because of leaks in a new condominium, the defendants invoked the economic loss doctrine — adopted in Moorman Manufacturing Co. v. National Tank Co., 91 Ill.2d 69 (1982) — and the plaintiffs, Jerold and Ruth Hecktman, countered with the “other property” exception.
  • Fads at One First

    Sometimes I miss the days when telephones were just telephones. My kids don’t really remember a world before Apple released the iPhone in mid-2007. To them a phone is a rectangular screen surrounded by a plastic bezel with a bunch of colorful icons. I thought that telephones were attached to the wall with a cord. Crazy millennials.
  • Privacy, Technology and Law

    Right after the Fourth of July long weekend, New Jersey resident Jeffrey Marder noticed strangers gathering outside his house. Five people knocked on his front door at different times to ask for permission to “catch Pokémon” in his backyard. Marder was not happy.
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  • Mediation Circus

    As good as he is, even Cook County Circuit Judge John C. Griffin doesn’t settle every case that comes before him in the Law Division.
    Sporting Judgment
  • FIFA’s abolition of its anti-racism task force was denounced as a shameful betrayal on Monday as the governing body went on the defensive to reaffirm its commitment to fighting discrimination. — Free read
  • Sporting Judgment

    My May column addressed the controversy over the future of the equestrian sport of three-day eventing’s inclusion in the Olympic Games. It appears that, at least for now, this sport is safe and will remain an Olympic sport.

    As a Chicago girl, summer used to be my favorite time of year especially after a long winter. But as a runner, I’ve learned to love and embrace fall. While other people enjoy their pumpkin spice lattes, runners everywhere take to the streets with joy. Here is why fall is my favorite running weather:
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  • NEW YORK — Amanda Knox stares into the camera, coolly contemplating how she became a figure of global fascination. — Free read
  • NEW YORK — When a product is hot, it can look like a surefire bet for an entrepreneur tempted to jump on the trend. The same holds true for a lawyer asked to supply the legal acumen to get the project off the ground. — Free read
  • Opening Statement

    In anticipation of its celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of the late maestro-composer Leonard Bernstein, the Goodman Theatre opened its 2016-17 season with a nod to the past and a slam-bang, pull-out-all-the-stops production of Bernstein’s 1953 Tony Award-winning “Wonderful Town.”
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