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    The jurisdictional question that generated a 4-to-3 split in the Illinois Supreme Court on whether sovereign immunity barred Kalev Leetaru’s Champaign County lawsuit against the University of Illinois was whether the officer-suit exception to the State Lawsuit Immunity Act applied to a complaint that requested an injunction against “an arm of the state” for alleged failure to comply with nondiscretionary regulations.
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    A Miami businessman who co-owns the Miami Heat pro basketball team sued one of his former commercial tenants — a full-time blogger — for using an unflattering photograph in some 25 separate blog posts that derided Raanan Katz’s real estate business practices.
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    The Securities Industry/Regulatory Council recently published its firm element advisory (FEA). The purpose of the FEA is to highlight current regulatory and sales practice issues for possible inclusion in compliance and training programs at financial services firms.
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    On June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court announced its decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, granting same-sex couples throughout the country the right to marry. Specifically, the court held that the right to marriage is a fundamental right and that under the due process and equal protection clauses of the 14th Amendment, same-sex couples may not be deprived of that right. The ruling requires that states recognize same-sex marriages, essentially equalizing same-sex marriage.
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