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  • Trial Notebook

    Five months after the Illinois Supreme Court’s ruling that the eavesdropping statute was unconstitutional, James Weddigen's ex-wife Brenda alleged James violated the Federal Interception and Disclosure of Wire or Electronic Communications Act through a Facebook post.
  • Criminal Procedure

    The theory behind Miranda v. Arizona is clear: An atmosphere of compulsion exists when a person in police custody is facing the prospect of interrogation. A person in “custody” — that is, not free to leave — may consequently feel that he is being forced to answer police questions.
  • L&E Flash

    The landscape of the enforceability of restrictive covenants has evolved over the past several years in Illinois, beginning with a landmark decision from the state Supreme Court in 2011 that arguably gave employers broader grounds to enforce such covenants yet was followed by several Illinois Appellate Court decisions seemingly tightening the boundaries on these agreements.
  • Commercial Litigation

    The Illinois Supreme Court recently reversed the 3rd District Appellate Court and found that an engineering firm’s predevelopment services supplied to an unfinished real estate project were still lienable even though the services didn’t physically alter the land or improve the property value.
  • Lawyers' Forum

    Earlier this month, the Illinois Supreme Court abolished the void sentence rule in People v. Castleberry, No. 116916, a victory for the finality of judgments as well as legal clarity.
  • Cotter’s Corner

    My columns have featured John Paul Stevens several times. But today’s entry focuses on his exemplary leadership in The Chicago Bar Association before he resigned to take his seat on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
    Sporting Judgment
  • Another Thanksgiving in the books. So passes that day when sports columnists observe a 24-hour moratorium on griping in order to roll out all the things they’re thankful for, a tradition that was perfected by the late, great Furman Bisher in Atlanta.
  • Lex Sportiva

    In light of recent events in Paris, the issue currently on everyone’s mind is security, both at home and abroad. During the siege in Paris, two suicide bombers attempted to enter Stade de France, the national stadium of France with a capacity of more than 80,000 patrons, during a highly anticipated soccer match between Germany and France.
  • The Power of Lifting

    The rate of perceived exertion (RPE) scale is a method of assessing the amount of exertion for a particular lifting exercise. The scale runs from zero to 10.
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  • Non-Billable Hours

    LOS ANGELES — Paul Walker’s father sued Porsche for negligence and wrongful death Wednesday over the 2013 accident that killed the “Fast & Furious” star.
  • Non-Billable Hours

    NEW YORK — If the beginning of the holiday season is any indication, it could be a merry mobile Christmas for shoppers.
  • Opening Statement

    This year the head writers of The Chicago Bar Association’s annual Bar Show, attorneys Clifford E. Berman and David S. Miller, took a page out of the works of Charles Dickens for the title for the 92nd annual production of the social and political satire by calling it “A Christmas Quarrel: A Tale of Two Parties.”
  • The Final Draught

    Last year, Left Hand Brewing in Longmont, Colo., made news when they tried to trademark the term “Nitro.” Left Hand Milk Stout had been popular for years, but it really took off when they started serving it with a nitro pour.
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