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  • Trial Notebook

    When the federal law that barred merchants from slapping a surcharge for credit card transactions on top of their “regular prices” expired in 1984, New York enacted a statute — Section 518 of the General Business Law — that says: “No seller in any sales transaction may impose a surcharge on a holder who elects to use a credit card in lieu of payment by cash, check or similar means.”
  • Toxic Tort Talk

    The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that the “cumulative exposure” and “each and every exposure” theories of causation in asbestos cases are the same and that these theories do not meet the standards required for proper expert testimony under Federal Rule of Evidence 702 and Daubert.
  • Mediation Circus

    Talk is cheap. Listening is where the money is. Mediators need to be very good listeners.
  • Lawyers' Forum

    The explorations in Joel Cohen’s engaging book stem from reflections of Justice Benjamin N. Cardozo in “The Nature of the Judicial Process,” published nearly 100 years ago. Cardozo’s classic work examined the “ingredients” that go into judicial decisions. — Free read
  • Insurance Matters

    The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, construing Illinois law, recently held that a homeowner’s policy exclusion applicable to intentional property damage caused by an insured did not bar coverage under the policy for innocent insureds.
  • Labor Daze

    Old Wisconsin Sausage Co., located in Sheboygan, Wis., hired Jamie Owens as its human resources manager in June 2011.
    Sporting Judgment

  • BOSTON — In some ways, they’re like typical college athletes. They’re on varsity teams. They train for hours between classes. Some get hefty scholarships. But instead of playing sports, they’re playing video games. — Free read
  • Sports, Business & the Law

    The 2018 Winter Olympic Games will be held Feb. 9-25 next year in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Pyeongchang is roughly 50 miles from South Korea’s border with North Korea.

  • The newest member of Brebeuf Jesuit’s high school football team spent most of Sept. 5’s practice on the sideline, standing upright and silent. When called on, the 190-pound “Rudy” did his part, absorbing tackle after tackle from the Indianapolis team’s defense. — Free read
  • Non-Billable Hours
  • Opening Statement

    If you enjoyed the first season of the award-winning Netflix series “The Crown,” about the life of Queen Elizabeth II, then you most certainly will appreciate “The Audience,” Peter Morgan’s play upon which the show was based and which is currently at TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave., through Nov. 12.
  • Non-Billable Hours

    In writer-director Darren Aronofsky’s film “Mother!,” the marriage between a celebrated poet (Javier Bardem) referred to only as “Him” and his beautiful young wife (Jennifer Lawrence), the titular Mother, is a metaphor for the relationship between artist and muse.
  • Non-Billable Hours

    Bask in the first weekend of Autumn with this garden-style salad.
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