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Jury awards man $3.6M for stairway fall
A Cook County jury has awarded $3.6 million to a man who injured his head and back after falling from an allegedly faulty staircase.
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Panel urges year suspension for mishandling client funds
An attorney who mishandled $125,000 in client funds due to poor bookkeeping practices should have his law license suspended for one year with seven months stayed, according to a recommendation from a lawyer-disciplinary panel.
Quick suit dismissal over medical records went too far, panel rules
A judge acted too quickly when he dismissed a lawsuit filed by a man who balked at disclosing his medical records back to the day he was born, a federal appeals court held Thursday.
Court rejects challenge to contraceptive mandate
A divided federal appeals court today upheld the so-called contraceptive mandate against arguments that it violates the constitutional and statutory rights of religious organizations.
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Milwaukee firm joins with Chicago boutique
When the Bears and Packers resume their rivalry this month, at least eight Chicagoans will be on good terms with the folks north of the border.
Father settles for $2.5M in wrongful-death suit
The father of a hospital janitor who died trying to navigate around construction materials in a storage room has settled his wrongful-death suit against the construction companies for $2.5 million.
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Talk to enough lawyers and you’ll hear a phrase straight from the ABA’s model rules of professional conduct — “zealous advocacy,” or some permutation.
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William A. Peithmann, principal of The Peithmann Law Office in Mahomet, has been appointed to the Illinois Bar Foundation’s board of directors, the charitable arm of the Illinois State Bar Association. He will serve a two-year term by presidential appointment.
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Silicon tech wage case nets workers $415M
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Twitter parody creator, Peoria settle suit involving police raid
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State of birth key factor in custody case
Before Danielle Diamond’s baby was born, James Fleckles petitioned in DuPage County for a declaration of paternity and joint custody/visitation rights, as authorized before birth by the Illinois Parentage Act of 1984.
Patent review, three years in: The pendulum swings
Intellectual property practitioners have been using the post-grant proceedings codified in the America Invents Act to challenge issued patents for almost three years now.
Teachers who don’t report abuse face sanctions
Serving as a cautionary tale to Illinois school personnel, April Courtney, a former teacher in Lake County, was sentenced in July to 30 days in jail for failing to report a former colleague, Michael Vucic, in connection with an alleged sexual assault of a student.
Nationwide criminal justice reform must include local, state voices
Recent articles mention a bipartisan effort in Congress to address problems in the criminal justice system. As a general matter, this is welcome news. But we should remember that we have been here before.
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Fat endorsement contracts carry big stick for those being bad
The recent downfall of Jared Fogle, the Subway dieter that became the face of the brand, brings to mind an issue common to both sports and entertainment law — morals clauses.
Peterson fights on despite return to team
MINNEAPOLIS — Adrian Peterson was reinstated by the NFL in April. He rejoined the Minnesota Vikings in June. He even got a new contract in July with the guaranteed money he was seeking.
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Not too late to prep for Race Judicata
Race Judicata, a 5K in Grant Park, is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 10. A field of 3,400 participated last year. Are you ready?
‘The Price’ takes family memories, feuds out of the attic
I must confess I love garage sales, yard sales and estate sales. I enjoy buying O.P.S. — “other people’s stuff” — that brings back a lot of memories of more innocent times.
Colbert one-ups Bush raffle with his own
NEW YORK — Score one for Stephen Colbert.
Back to school and back to basics
Although I fully retired from the practice of law a few months ago, as we approach September I again feel — as I do every year — the “back-to-school” excitement of my youth. New teacher! New clothes! (Well, at least a new uniform!) New school supplies!
Goodyear retires blimps, inflates new craft
LOS ANGELES — The fabled Goodyear Blimp is retiring.
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