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  • Trial Notebook

    In a fight over a commission split from the sale of two life insurance policies, Bernard Turnoy reportedly sent a check for $149,059 to David Shiner with a notation that “endorsement constitutes full & absolute release/hold-harmless by Shiner.”
  • Federal Courts

    Today’s 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals case addresses the duties of an excess insurer in the wake of a multimillion-dollar verdict against law enforcement officials.
  • Commercial Litigation

    Two Spanish companies were subject to an Illinois court’s jurisdiction where their U.S.-based subsidiaries signed contracts that contained an Illinois forum-selection clause.
  • Lawyers' Forum

    Financing arrangements are often negotiated with the inclusion of pre-payment premiums. These provisions require the debtor to pay the lender an agreed upon amount if the underlying debt is paid prior to the originally scheduled maturity date.
  • Labor Daze

    The dissenting opinion in a National Labor Relations Board decision last month states that the majority relied on “scant evidence” in overturning a board administrative law judge.
  • Lawyers' Forum

    Continental Tire Americas LLC builds tires in downstate Mount Vernon. The Mount Vernon plant has a health-services department that provides medical treatment to sick or injured employees.
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    See if you know what happened on This Day in Legal History with Karen Conti.
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  • ATLANTA — While the NFL was rightfully being hammered over turning a blind eye to domestic violence, the NBA got a bit of a pass on its latest brouhaha. No longer.
  • Juris Endurance

    High fiber foods take longer to digest and hold more water, which is why they fill you up and aid weight loss.
  • NEW YORK — The National Football League’s internal security apparatus would be the envy of many American police departments. Yet for all that muscle, the league has insisted for weeks that it was unable to obtain security camera footage showing Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee in an elevator at a New Jersey casino.
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  • Michael’s Supermarketing

    Over the past few years, I’ve gained a lot of visibility from my marketing efforts. Other attorneys often ask me about my marketing, so I decided to share some of my thoughts on the topic.
  • Out of the OffIce

    Starting a Saturday or Sunday morning with a relaxing brunch is one of my favorite weekend activities. While there are a number of places I go regularly, I always like to try a new spot.
  • This three-ingredient, six-hour dish from Amy Aebersold features pork — and root beer.
  • The Final Draught

    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.
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