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  • Trial Notebook

    Is a mortgagee entitled to insurance proceeds under a homeowners’ policy that has a “standard mortgage clause” when the named insured never had an insurable interest in the residence?
  • The Buzz

    As 2017 drew to a close, the changes to federal tax code took over news headlines and many missed a material change to Illinois filing fees when Gov. Bruce Rauner signed SB 867 into law. The bill slashed the filing fees charged by the state for limited liability companies or LLCs.
  • Federal Courts

    Today’s case is a 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that addresses the Indiana Product Liability Act requirement for expert testimony on causation when the issue is beyond the understanding of laypersons.
  • Cotter’s Corner

    To date, President Donald Trump has been on an expedited pace, with the cooperation of Republicans in the Senate, to get his federal judiciary nominees confirmed. One Supreme Court justice, 21 circuit court judges and 20 district court judges have been confirmed.
  • Lawyers' Forum

    Judge William M. Madden was appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court to fill a circuit judge vacancy on Dec. 5, 1994, after serving 29 years in the Illinois Supreme Court’s Administrative Office.
  • Commercial Litigation

    Decrying the defendants’ use of “suspect marketing gimmicks” that generate “confusion in the marketplace,” the class-action plaintiffs’ allegations in Patel v. Zillow Inc. didn’t go far enough to survive a motion to dismiss pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure Rule 12(b)(6).
    Sporting Judgment
  • Sporting Judgment

    The Rams defense creates a dangerous condition for opposing NFL offenses whenever it’s on the field; last week, a jury found that the team allowed a dangerous condition to exist on the sideline as well.
  • Time-out

    July 1 will mark a new fiscal year for the National Basketball Association and the official beginning of free agency for the 2018-19 NBA season. After four years in a row of the Golden State Warriors facing the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA finals, the pressure is rising for other teams to seize opportunities to acquire top available talent and create greater competition within the league.
  • The Power of Lifting

    Over the last several months, my lifting partner and I have been doing programs that incorporate both bodybuilding and powerlifting.
  • Non-Billable Hours
  • Opening Statement

    For starters, I was not looking forward to Suzan-Lori Parks’ play “Father Comes Home From the Wars Parts 1, 2 & 3” currently at Goodman Theatre’s Owens Theater through June 24.
  • Non-Billable Hours


    “Ocean’s 8” employs the most densely woman-studded cast in recent memory to round out what could have been a feminist trifecta that included “Ocean’s 8,” “Bridesmaids” and “Wonder Woman. Regrettably, “Ocean’s 8” will not be standing in the winner’s circle.

  • Non-Billable Hours

    Andre Leon Talley is monumental in his corporal form, his personal journey and his fashion eminence.
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