• Four days into her role as the new Cook County state’s attorney, Kimberly M. Foxx this week laid out her larger policy priorities for both civil and criminal law and identified her leadership team. — Free read
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    Thinking he was covered by the Volunteer Emergency Worker Job Protection Act (50 ILCS 748/1 et seq.), William R. Seeman — a volunteer firefighter in the Will County village of Rockdale — sent a message to his employer, Wes Kochel Inc., at 6:45 a.m. on Jan. 15, 2014, saying he would be late for the 8 a.m. shift because he was going to fight a fire.
  • Federal Courts

    In today’s case, U.S. District Judge Marvin E. Aspen addressed the question of whether the complaint stated a claim for “secondary” mesothelioma caused by asbestos fibers brought home from work.
  • Origination Station

    Recently, I had the great pleasure of speaking at a Chicago Bar Association event for young attorneys on the topic of networking. Once the program concluded, I stuck around to chat with the attendees to better understand their mindset. A few of the comments were, “I have no idea how to network and am just trying to put myself out there.”
  • Cotter’s Corner

    In a prior column, I wrote about the novel, “Allegiance,” in which author Kermit “Kim” Roosevelt III explored through fiction the three famous cases challenging the internment of Japanese Americans — Hirabayashi v. U.S., Korematsu v. U.S. and Ex Parte Endo. Recently, the question of whether Korematsu remains good law and can provide the legal basis to establish a registry or other classification system for Muslims in the United States, has been raised as a possibility by President-elect Donald Trump’s administration.
  • Global IP

    The stunning evidence of voter anger against globalization with Brexit and the election of anti-free trader Donald Trump have roiled the international community. These events may be clear signals that a new trend toward economic protectionism is here. But withdrawal from free-trade areas including the Trans Pacific Partnership, at such a sensitive time in the development of international IP protection standards, could prove a Pyrrhic victory.
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  • The country’s leading maker of artificial sports turf sold more than 1,000 fields to towns, schools and teams nationwide after its executives knew they were falling apart faster than expected and might not live up to lofty marketing claims, according to an investigation by a news organization. — Free read
  • Lex Sportiva

    In a multistate settlement agreement between the National Football League and six state attorneys general, the NFL agreed it will no longer set price minimums for tickets sold on secondary markets.
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  • Michael’s Supermarketing

    As we look back at 2016 and gear up for a new year, it’s smart to brush up on new trends in the legal industry. By new trends, I mean new technology, because the terms have become almost synonymous. What does it take to join the ranks of the new-school? There are six major trends to be aware of going into 2017.
  • MINNEAPOLIS — Prince’s estate is worth about $200 million, a new court filing suggests. It’s the first time a specific estimate has emerged publicly from court proceedings following Prince’s April overdose death. — Free read
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    ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,’ adapted from the novel by Ben Fountain, isn’t so much a satire as an earnest indictment of a complicit culture.
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