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Fake names upheld in destroyed-sperm case
Several men suing a hospital over destroyed sperm samples may proceed with their lawsuit under fictitious names, the 1st District Appellate Court ruled.
Justinians get new officers
Program hands out My Hero Awards
First race, quick win
NSBA installs new officers
CCBA hosts membership drive
Teeing off on the right (left) foot
Florida partner elected Arnstein & Lehr chair
Arnstein & Lehr LLP has elected a new management team and, for the first time in its 121-year history, its chairman will be based outside of Chicago.
Highland Park weapons ban OK’d by federal court
With a nod to mass shootings in Newtown, Conn., and Aurora, Colo., a federal judge has upheld a suburb’s ban on assault weapons and large-capacity ammunition clips as a proper exercise of public safety.
Ex-prosecutor, along with 15 others, sees license suspended
The Illinois Supreme Court has suspended the law license of a former acting DeKalb County state’s attorney accused of fabricating his wife’s death certificate.
High court: Prisoner’s filing should advance
Right ending. Wrong script. That’s how the Illinois Supreme Court interpreted the lone criminal matter it weighed in on this week.
Brand builder: Stroth creates marketing deals for athletes
When Bears players Brandon Marshall and Martellus Bennett wanted media gigs in Chicago, their agent contacted Andrew M. Stroth. When Michael Vick wanted to return to Nike four years after the company dropped him following federal dogfighting charges, his team called Stroth.
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In the News
Roetzel & Andress LPA added Richard L. DiNardo as counsel. DiNardo concentrates his practice in commercial real estate law.
Libertarian could pose problems for Rauner
Judge allows third-party governor candidate on Illinois ballot
For some firms, pro bono work goes worldwide
Roberts expresses fears over courts, partisanship
Police raid over raunchy tweets spurs litigation
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rights, juvenile questioning
Collateral estoppel — unemployment benefits act
Sentencing — supervised release, failure to mention
Torts — pregnancy bias, exhaustion of remedies
An Illinois appeals court has ruled that a Logan Correctional Center inmate must pay nearly $20,000 from a lawsuit settlement he received toward the cost of his incarceration. The 4th District Appellate Court in Lincoln recently made the ruling against Johnnie Melton, 49, a Cook County inmate imprisoned at the Lincoln facility on drug charges, The (Bloomington) Pantagraph reported. Melton received the money from a wrongful death lawsuit involving his mother. Melton had argued that he didn’t receive advance notice from the state that it wanted control of his money.
—From The Associated Press
AP Breaking News
Ex parte act carries little weight here
Nine months after Tatyana Tovstorog filed a petition contending she was a great-niece of Carmel Bennoon, a court in Ukraine issued an ex parte ruling that Tovstorog and Bennoon had a common paternal ancestor: Mendel Purkovich.
Life in the Workplace
7th Circuit sides with employee in dispute over intermittent absences
The Family and Medical Leave Act entitles eligible employees up to 12 weeks of leave during any 12-month period. It covers, among other conditions, “serious health conditions” that are chronic and cause episodic incapacities.
Is it a ‘happy’ anniversary for the Constitution?
The lesson of history, as our president might say, is that all things must come to an end, including nations and empires. The empire falls first and then, sometimes, the nation itself.
Liability insurance: the strongest pillar in an asset protection plan
"Asset protection” has remained a hot, though oftentimes mysterious, term in the legal field for some time now. Many times, it carries with it a dirty connotation.
This Day in Legal History
See if you know what happened on This Day in Legal History with Karen Conti.
With the EEOC challenging employee wellness programs, give yours a look
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission last month brought its first legal challenge to an employer’s wellness plan.
1st District examines empty-chair defense
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.
Sports, Business & the Law
Can Cubs win the real estate negotiation game?
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.
Avoid injuries when you hit the trail running
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.
PTI program rare in N.J. domestic cases
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.
The Final Draught
Grab a beer: It’s time for a history lesson
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
Torn about leaving business on the table? A never-ending dilemma
So you just received a new client engagement. Some of the work is well within your firm’s practice. Some is not far off.
‘Three Cups of Tea’ author’s reluctant return
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.
Pro bono needs to be a team effort
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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