• When Gov. Bruce Rauner sought the state’s highest executive office, plaintiff lawyers and other attorneys sent $1.4 million to support his opponent. — Free read
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  • Trial Notebook

    Before the romantic relationship between James “Jim” R.D. and his fiancee Maria Z. fizzled, she adopted a 5–year–old orphan in Slovakia and brought the child, Scarlett Z.–D., to live with her and Jim in Elmhurst.
  • Opening Statement

    From William Shakespeare to Oscar Wilde to Noel Coward, British playwrights have always been known for lightening up their dark comedies with biting wit. That includes the current crop of writers such as Nina Raine, whose “Tribes,” which played Steppenwolf Theatre last year, took a painful, yet often-humorous look at the family life of a deaf young man.
  • Letter to the Editor

    The Cook County Bar Association, the oldest bar association of African-American judges and lawyers in the nation, was distressed, as were many in the legal community, by Gov. Bruce Rauner’s comments regarding the judiciary.
  • Lawyers' Forum

    In October 2010, Thomas McCleary was hired by Wells Fargo Securities LLC as director of sales. As part of his compensation, he was eligible to participate in the Wells Fargo Securities Group Bonus Plan.
  • E-Discovery and Technology

    In response to the volume of information parties must review and produce in modern litigation (especially electronically stored information, or ESI), the Supreme Court and Congress added a federal rule of evidence in 2008 which permits parties to “claw back” attorney work-product or attorney-client privileged information inadvertently produced during discovery.
  • Lawyers' Forum

    On this auspicious occasion celebrating passage of federal laws to prohibit roadblocks to voting, employment, access to public accommodations and education that applied significantly to African-Americans, we must now not only celebrate but move forward to achieve full citizenship for all in this One Nation Under God.
  • Legal History

    See if you know what happened on this day in legal history.
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  • Beyond the Playing Field

    As recently reported in the Wall Street Journal, Walt Disney Co., the parent company of ESPN, has agreed to invest $250 million in the fantasy sports company DraftKings Inc.
  • FALL RIVER, Mass. — Aaron Hernandez had it all. Fame, as a star tight end with the New England Patriots, which took him to the Super Bowl. Fortune, with a $40 million NFL contract. Family, with a fiancee and baby daughter.
  • Sports Marketing Playbook

    Beginning in mid-March for three solid weeks every year, fans (and regular folk) are glued to their screens — televisions, computers and mobile devices — in countless sports bars, homes and offices as the NCAA’s March Madness takes center stage.
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  • Amicus Scriptor

    "How beautiful it is to do nothing and then rest afterwards.” So says the Spanish proverb, loaded as it is with spiritual instruction on humility, the passing of time, the transience of footprints on the beach. Beautiful, perhaps, but difficult.
  • Dining Due Diligence

    Restaurateur Alpana Singh, former host of “Check, Please!” on WTTW-TV Channel 11 and master sommelier, has successfully avoided the dreaded sophomore slump with the opening of her latest dining hot spot — Seven Lions.
  • On the Job

    Whether to lighten the workload or to strengthen your firm’s bench, growing the firm demonstrates and confirms your success. As good as expansion may feel, you need to do it right. To avoid a letdown about a new hire, you must first put a process in place that uses objective criteria to measure a candidates’ attributes.
  • NEW YORK — The first few years after the Beatles split, Ringo Starr had bragging rights on his mates. He was all over the radio with “It Don’t Come Easy,” “Back Off Boogaloo,” “Photograph” and other singles at a time that John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison went through some uneven stretches.
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