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  • Trial Notebook

    In cases where a public-sector employee alleges wrongful termination and the defendant moves to dismiss based on laches, several Illinois Appellate Court opinions apply a bright-line cutoff of six months for determining whether the claim is stale.
  • L&E Flash

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission last month brought its first legal challenge to an employer’s wellness plan.
  • Tort Trends

    Melvin Jones underwent a surgical procedure on his neck in 2006. While recovering, he began having gastrointestinal issues. Those problems culminated in a perforated colon, which required another operation and the placement of a permanent ileostomy tube.
  • B2C

    All Natural. GMO Free. Are foods with these labels “better” for you? Do the labels even mean anything? Consumers continue to be concerned about the foods they eat and especially the foods they are feeding their children. This anxiety has contributed to the sharp focus currently on food labels.
  • This Day in Legal History

    See if you know what happened on This Day in Legal History with Karen Conti.
  • Ask Snap-D

    Ask them about work. When they ask about family matters, politely answer and change the subject to revolve around work. Ask them what they’re working on and, in turn, tell them what you’re working on.
  • Cotter’s Corner

    Happy Constitution Day. For anyone asking what that is, it’s the day that commemorates the occasion 227 years ago when 39 brave delegates from 12 states represented at the Constitutional Convention signed the great document.
    Sporting Judgment
  • Sports, Business & the Law

    When the Ricketts family bought the Cubs in 2009, their goal was to win the World Series. To achieve that, the expansion of Wrigley Field became key, as it would increase ticket, advertising and television revenue to help fund baseball operations.
  • Juris Endurance

    It’s important to increase your strength and stability for trail running. It’s a big difference to go from running on a treadmill to dodging tree roots and quick turns on a trail run.
  • TRENTON, N.J. — The offender-rehabilitation program former Baltimore Raven Ray Rice was allowed into after knocking his fiancee unconscious in an Atlantic City elevator is rarely used in domestic assault cases — but whether that means he got special treatment because of his stardom remains up in the air, depending on whom you ask.
  • Non-Billable Hours
  • The Final Draught

    It’s probably the most frequently asked question asked about Oktoberfest: “Why is it called Oktoberfest if it’s in September?” As Oktoberfest beers hit the shelves and Oktoberfest parties are held at breweries and pubs across the city, it’s an excellent jumping-off point for exploring both the festival and the brew that bears its name.
  • On the Job

    So you just received a new client engagement. Some of the work is well within your firm’s practice. Some is not far off.
  • BOZEMAN, Mont. — Greg Mortenson doesn’t want to talk about his best-selling book “Three Cups of Tea,” but everybody else does — including his own charity.
  • A 2005 study found that tens of thousands of people across the state were turned away each year from an overburdened and under-funded legal aid system.
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