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    Handing new ammunition to Joseph Hartman as he neared the end of a 2008 mortgage foreclosure case, the Illinois Appellate Court ruled that a residential mortgage is “void as against public policy” if the company that brokered the loan wasn’t licensed under the Residential Mortgage License Act. First Mortgage Co. v. Dina, 2014 IL App (2d) 130567
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    In this column, I look into the correspondence sent from a bed-ridden New York woman, Julia Sand, to Chester Arthur beginning when he was vice president under President James Garfield.
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    Defendants in criminal prosecutions are sometimes ordered to pay restitution to the victims of their crimes.
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    A common misconception is that video clips or a videotaped deposition cannot be shown if the witness is on the stand. The converse is actually true.
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    The International Olympic Committee executive board met last Thursday in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the host of next year’s Winter Olympic Games. Among other topics, the board addressed doping.
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