• A Cook County jury has awarded $7 million to Playboy Enterprises in a breach-of-contract lawsuit that first alleged Playboy deceptively secured new licensing agreements before its current agreements expired. — Free read
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  • Trial Notebook

    Section 2-103(A) of the Illinois Human Rights Act generally prohibits an employer from asking about or using “the fact of an arrest” in making employment decisions. But Subsection (B) “backtracks slightly,” Justice Michael B. Hyman explained in the city of Chicago’s appeal from an $87,227 judgment for Arcadia Murillo, by authorizing employers to obtain or use “other information which indicates that a person actually engaged in the conduct for which he or she was arrested.” 775 ILCS 5/2–103(B).
  • Through Glazed Eyes

    Coming out on the short end of an important ruling by a trial court, lawyers, like normal people, often reach for an excuse. The sting of losing is perhaps most often soothed by finding fault with the judge.
  • Federal Courts

    Today’s case offers insight into the issue of an employer’s motivation for firing an employee.
  • Cotter’s Corner

    In my last column, I wrote about the remarkable life and experiences of our sixth president, John Quincy Adams, and noted that “Adams’ resume was more extensive than (Hillary) Clinton’s and perhaps the most extensive of any presidential candidate in history.”
  • Commercial Litigation

    In its decade old existence, Avvo Inc., an “online legal services marketplace,” has been no stranger to controversy.
  • Legal History

    See if you know what happened on this day in Legal History with Karen Conti.
    Sporting Judgment
  • One way to realize just how long it’s been since the Chicago Cubs last reached the World Series is to look at how much the game has changed since then, on and off the field. — Free read
  • After mishandling Ray Rice’s domestic violence incident two years ago, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said “I got it wrong” and vowed “the same mistakes can never be repeated.” — Free read
  • Any other year, against any other team, the Cleveland Indians would be the sentimental choice in this year’s World Series. — Free read
  • Non-Billable Hours
  • SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Do you prefer Chicago’s Benny the Bull or Boston’s Wally the Green Monster? The deviousness of Arizona State’s Sparky the Sun Devil or the goofiness of South Carolina’s Cocky? Or maybe you’re more traditional, and like Penn State’s Nittany Lion. If you’re offbeat, go for Stanford’s Tree. — Free read
  • Kelly’s Critique

    Social media discovery requests are becoming more prevalent in interrogatories and requests to produce, particularly to plaintiffs.
  • Opening Statement

    Next to getting a box seat to a potential Chicago Cubs’ World Series game, the hottest ticket in town has to be one for “Hamilton,” the winner of 11 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, with music, lyrics and book by Lin-Manuel Miranda, now in open run in Chicago at the PrivateBank Theatre.
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