• The estate of a Chicago police officer who was killed in 2014 when his car was hit by a van fleeing a Calumet Park police officer has settled its wrongful-death lawsuit for more than $9.5 million.
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  • Trial Notebook

    A judge awarded nothing to Akeem Manago and his mother, April Pritchett, for $79,572 in medical expenses incurred at Cook County’s Stroger Hospital back when he was 12 and was injured while “elevator surfing” in a Chicago Housing Authority building.
  • Lawyers' Forum

    According to a recent news source, the U.S. Department of Education is considering delaying, changing or eliminating altogether a rule that is intended to protect overrepresentation of minority students in special education. 
  • Cotter’s Corner

    In November, we wrote about the substantial amount of dark money donated to the Judicial Crisis Network that was used by the organization to fight Merrick B. Garland’s Supreme Court nomination and advocate for Neil Gorsuch.
  • Front Lines of Family Law

    On Nov. 30, the Illinois Supreme Court, in In re Marriage of Christine Goesel and Andrew Goesel, 2017 IL 122046 (2017), held that earned attorney fees — as in fees received for actual services rendered — are not “available” for turnover, or disgorgement, pursuant to a petition for interim attorney fees brought under Section 5/501(c-1) of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act and, thus, resolving a contentious split in the circuits.
  • Prosecution and Procedure

    When a criminal defendant challenges his conviction on direct appeal, arguing that the state failed to prove him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, the standard of review for the appellate court is as follows: When viewing the evidence in the light most favorable to the state, could any rationale trier of fact find the essential elements of the crime charged beyond a reasonable doubt.
  • Sole Speak

    Although Facebook and other social media sites are useful tools to boost the sole practitioner’s legal profile, casual and unfiltered use of those platforms can lead to disciplinary issues.
    Sporting Judgment

  • LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Russia has been banned from competing at the upcoming Pyeongchang Olympics, a prospect that President Vladimir Putin had previously warned would be humiliating for his country. — Free read
  • Lex Sportiva

    In a decision that may mark the end of the North American Soccer League, on Nov. 4, a New York federal judge denied the NASL’s request for a mandatory injunction granting it Division II status in its antitrust suit against the United States Soccer Federation.
  • The Power of Lifting

    Recently on social media, we have seen more and more individuals posting messages about 30-day challenges or other programs. CrossFit and other fitness programs continue to be popular.
  • Non-Billable Hours
  • Non-Billable Hours

    In “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” as in every war, there are heart-wrenching casualties, unexpected alliances and collateral damage.

  • NEW YORK — New York collects sales tax on even the smallest items, but it probably won’t collect a cent on a nearly half-billion dollar painting by Leonardo da Vinci. — Free read
  • Opening Statement

    If you have been one of the many theatergoers who have been around Chicago’s local theater scene since its re-emergence in early 1970s, you should appreciate Steppenwolf Theatre’s current play, “The Minutes,” written by Tracy Letts and directed by Anna D. Shapiro about a strange city council meeting in the fictional town of Big Cherry, somewhere in middle America.
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