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  • Trial Notebook

    Charles St. Martin sued the owner of the Hilton Indian Lake Resort in west suburban Bloomingdale after he tripped on uneven sidewalk slabs a few feet from the hotel’s front door.
  • Federal Courts

    Today’s case presents the question of whether a drop-side baby crib, advertised as “meeting all U.S. and Canadian standards” but subsequently labeled dangerous and recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, gives rise to a cause of action under the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act.
  • Torts

    Normally, when an individual commits suicide, his or her death cannot provide the basis for a wrongful-death or survival claim.
  • Lawyers' Forum

    Hatch-Waxman litigation often results in a settlement prior to a trial on the merits, and due to the lucrative nature of pharmaceutical products as well as the unique regulatory framework of the Hatch-Waxman Act, these agreements are often structured as “pay-for-delay” or reverse payment settlements.
  • Cotter’s Corner

    Our nation’s founding documents make lofty statements of equality and justice for all. The preamble to the Constitution begins, “We the People of the United States,” making no distinction to gender or race.
  • Toxic Tort Talk

    Under a negligence theory, Kesner v. Superior Court holds that manufacturers owe a duty of care to prevent harm resulting from secondary exposure to hazardous substances, such as asbestos or chemicals.
  • This Day in Legal History

    See if you know what happened on This Day in Legal History with Karen Conti.
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  • Juris Endurance

    Make sure to refuel after your run. Hydration is important. You need to eat, too. I recommend a ratio of 4-to-1 of carbs and protein within two hours of exercise.
  • MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Vikings have suspended special teams coordinator Mike Priefer without pay for three games this season and plan to donate $100,000 to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights groups in response to former punter Chris Kluwe’s allegations of anti-gay slurs and taunts made by Priefer.
  • DALLAS — Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby had a dire warning Monday for anyone who likes intercollegiate athletics the way they are now.
  • Non-Billable Hours
  • LOS ANGELES — Even though Rupert Murdoch’s $76 billion bid for rival media giant Time Warner Inc. has been rejected, that doesn’t mean how you watch TV shows and movies will stop changing any time soon.
  • When Zach Braff took to Kickstarter to fund his new movie, “Wish I Was Here,” he explained to fans where their money would go: It would ensure his creative control, allow him to cast the actors he wanted and enable him to shoot in Los Angeles, rather than someplace cheaper.
  • Prepared pizza dough makes this recipe from Amy Aebersold a snap to prepare.
  • Literary Argument

    The fine art of forgetting children comes in various iterations, all of them essentially sad, too many of them infuriating.
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