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  • Trial Notebook

    Congress gets a D minus for poor legislative draftsmanship on the forum-defendant rule, 28 U.S.C. Section 1441(b)(2), which provides a peculiarly phrased exception to the statute on removal based on diversity of citizenship, 28 U.S.C. Section 1332(a), in cases where one of the defendants is a resident of the forum state.
  • Lawyers' Forum

    As the Commodity Futures Trading Commission embraces a model that encourages the self-reporting of trade practice violations by market participants directly to the commission, many questions arise as to how the new paradigm will affect the punitive impact on individuals and proprietary firms.
  • Modern Family

    A recent study from The Pew Charitable Trusts found that 2.9 million children were living with their grandparents. This number is likely to increase as a consequence of the current opioid crisis.
  • Legal History

    See if you know what happened on this day in Legal History with Karen Conti.
  • Federal Courts

    Today’s case involves the dismissal of a claim for Title IX discrimination that pleaded student-on-student physical harassment at school, but nothing showing that the harassment was based upon sex.
  • 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.
    Sporting Judgment

  • BOSTON — A new daily fantasy sports game that lets users hone in on a single NFL playoff game has some gambling experts wondering if the contest inches the industry closer to the territory of sports betting that remains illegal in most of the United States. — Free read
  • Beyond the Playing Field

    The NFL’s consistent, and increased presence in London, has left many wondering whether the league considers the city as a viable expansion or relocation destination for a franchise.

  • 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
  • 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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