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  • Trial Notebook

    Michael Collins sued the village of Palatine in 2016 for allegedly violating the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act in 2007. Trying to finesse the act’s four-year statute of limitations, Collins argued that the deadline for suing was tolled by Jason Senne’s 2010 class-action complaint against the village for allegedly violating the privacy act.
  • Cotter’s Corner

    This December marks the bicentennial of Illinois’ statehood. Much fanfare and celebration will take place later in the year as we near the historic date of Dec. 3, 1818. This column looks at the Illinois Supreme Court and its original justices.
  • Split Decision

    Experts, like all witnesses, have an absolute privilege from civil suit arising from “pertinent and material” testimony, reports or other communications made during litigation.
  • Prosecution and Procedure

    As lawyers, we like — indeed, we relish — telling our friends, family and anyone willing to listen that a defendant is entitled to a fair and impartial trial, divorced from prejudice. But this is the ultimate legal fiction.
  • Mediation Circus

    In this third part of my interview with 1st District Appellate Justice Michael B. Hyman, he shares his thoughts and experiences on being a judge and the special obligation of judges to behave appropriately in public at all times.
  • Collaborative Concepts

    The new year celebration does not have to end once the band stops playing, the fireworks end or the last of the champagne is gone. Having the opportunity to focus on yourself, try something new, or simply start fresh can be a celebration in and of itself that can last all of 2018.
    Sporting Judgment

  • NEW YORK — Teams in Texas, Florida, Nevada and Washington state may have become more attractive destinations for free agents following the enactment of tax law changes. — Free read
  • Sports Marketing Playbook

    Twitch, the eSports streaming platform that commands 15 million active users a day, has started live-streaming the National Basketball Association’s G League games, in a first-of-its-kind partnership between one of the major sports leagues and an over-the-top streaming service.
  • The Power of Lifting

    2018 will be an interesting year and for many of us, our paychecks will make our pockets heavier.
  • Non-Billable Hours
  • Non-Billable Hours

    Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Phantom Thread” is the portrait of an agonized and repressed gay man — cloistered, fastidious and virtuoso — in the “pre-gay” 1950s.
  • Opening Statement

    With the start of the new year, it is time to get a heads-up on what’s in store for Chicago theater in the next few months.
  • Non-Billable Hours

    “All the Money in the World” is the harrowing story of the negotiations for John Paul Getty III’s return between his agonized mother Gail (Michelle Williams), his amateurish abductors and John Paul Getty Sr. (Christopher Plummer, no relation to Charlie), Paul’s grandfather, the hard-bitten patriarch and oil tycoon.
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