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  • Trial Notebook

    Refusing to let coverage cases take precedence over tort claims, the Illinois Supreme Court, in a 1976 decision that adopted what is commonly called the Peppers doctrine, ruled a judge abused his discretion in granting an insurance company’s request for a declaratory judgment that it wasn’t obligated to defend its insured against a negligence suit — because the coverage ruling resolved “one of the ultimate facts upon which recovery is predicated in the personal injury action.” Maryland Casualty Co. v. Peppers, 64 Ill. 2d 187.
  • Modern Family

    Due to the unique and enduring dynamics between litigants in family law cases, practitioners have been developing myriad ways for clients to resolve disputes outside of court — both while a case is pending, but also for disputes that are likely to arise after the case concludes.
  • Legal History

    See if you know what happened on this day in Legal History with Karen Conti.
  • Split Decision

    Almost every lawyer who has worked on written discovery in recent years has addressed issues arising from electronically stored information.

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  • Work in Progress

    Changing corporate culture is not easy.
    Sporting Judgment

  • LSU’s Greg Deichmann broke his cheekbone in three places when he was hit by a pitch in a preseason scrimmage, and since the surgery he has worn a protective cage that covers the right side of his face. — Free read
  • Beyond the Playing Field

    The NCAA’s ongoing investigation into the Ole Miss football program took an unexpected twist last week, when Rebel Rags, a retail store selling branded Ole Miss merchandise, sued Lindsey Miller, the stepfather of former Ole Miss player Laremy Tunsil, as well as two current Mississippi State players and former Ole Miss recruits, Leo Lewis and Kobe Jones.
  • The Laws of Fitness

    I finally bought a new hybrid bike that can handle paved and unpaved trails, so this weekend I tried some of the unpaved paths on the Des Plaines River Trail. But, as a novice cyclist, I made a few painful mistakes:
  • Non-Billable Hours
  • Non-Billable Hours

    The prewedding caper “Rough Night” is as underdeveloped as an improv sketch — without the benefit of a two-drink minimum.
  • Opening Statement

    Mark St. Germain’s play “Relativity” starring Mike Nussbaum as Albert Einstein has been extended at Northlight Theatre in Skokie through June 25. Don’t miss it.
  • Non-Billable Hours

    Give the summer grill a break with this handheld fruit and cheese mix.
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