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After oral arguments, convictions tossed out
Hours after hearing arguments in the case, a federal appeals court threw out the convictions of five people accused in an alleged scheme to provide undocumented immigrants with car titles and registrations.
CCBA hosts law student reception
Taft hosts Loyola 3Ls
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Equality for Kids Campaign
IABA hosts networking event
Reducing the stigma, explaining the disease
How can a lawyer recovering from alcoholism climb the career ladder when firm celebrations revolve around post-work drinks? About 60 members of the profession gathered Monday at the University Club for a panel hosted by the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation to gain answers to these kinds of questions.
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Perjury finding spurs jobless-benefits ruling remand
A Cook County judge has ordered a new hearing in an unemployment benefits case because a state board relied on perjured testimony in its decision.
Law could be tested with Ebola scare
There are no confirmed cases of Ebola in Illinois. But judges across the state are prepared for the worst after a meeting last week in which many of them revisited plans for handling an outbreak of an infectious disease.
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Fee arrangements structured to fit client’s needs
Stephanie A. Genuardi was seeking an innovative solution as she faced a career crossroads last year. Soon, she realized the answer was at the tip of her keyboard in this day and age of easy remote access.
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Law School Notes
Helping family trees plant roots at DePaul clinic
Founded in 1996, the Asylum and Immigration Clinic at DePaul University College of Law works with about 16 students per semester to provide direct pro bono representation to clients in immigration and asylum matters, such as people facing deportation.
In the News
Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP added Jennifer R. Andrew as an associate. A registered patent attorney, Andrew focuses on patent prosecution and preparation, intellectual property licensing and IP portfolio management.
Chicago-Kent seeks $100K, gets head start from 2 alums
Illegal move needed to start legal pot business
Defense lawyers question tactics employed by FBI
Clemency coalition seeks to free 14 female inmates
N.J. voters to weigh in on bail changes
Collective bargaining — effort to merge two unions
Divorce law — marital property, claim to property
Employment law — employer definition, liability
Divorce law — insurance policy beneficiary status
Nineteen new lawsuits and a complaint with the Indiana attorney general’s office have been filed against three northwest Indiana cardiologists and a Munster, Ind., hospital, alleging that open-heart surgeries and other procedures were performed unnecessary, lawyers said Tuesday. The lawsuits were filed either in state courts or with the Indiana Department of Insurance against Drs. Arvind Gandhi, S. Makam and Wail Asfour of Munster-based Cardiology Associates of Northwest Indiana, attorneys said at a news conference. An attorney for the cardiology practice had no comment.
—From The Associated Press
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Bid to regain incense goes up in smoke
The Federal Tort Claims Act, which provides a partial waiver of sovereign immunity, includes an exception that preserves the federal government’s insulation from lawsuits that are based on “the detention of any goods, merchandise or other property by any … law enforcement officer.”
A wishlist for forthcoming bond court plan
On the night of July 24, before a crowd of 300 at New Landmark Missionary Baptist Church on the West Side, Chief Cook County Circuit Judge Timothy C. Evans announced that he would release a plan to reform bond court and the pretrial services department by the end of October.
Parental alienation: Defining the term and recognizing the threat
For better or worse, family law stands at the intersection of law and psychology, particularly when children are involved.
Citing cases on appeal? Be careful
The standard of review is perhaps the most important component of appellate law. Under the highly deferential “abuse of discretion” standard, a reviewing court will reverse the trial court’s judgment only if no reasonable person would have taken the view adopted by the trial court.
Real estate crowdfunding: The future of investing and equity sourcing?
Crowdfunding dates back to the late 1800s, with one of the most notable displays occurring in 1885 when 160,000 donors raised $101,000 to purchase the granite base on which the Statue of Liberty stands.
This Day in Legal History
See if you know what happened on This Day in Legal History with Karen Conti.
7th Circuit outlines test to assess potential juror’s beliefs, impartiality
Prospective jurors come to jury selection with a number of preconceived notions of the law. To assess those views, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals offers a two-part voir dire test.
Agent of Change
Shouldn’t the pros in the field help NCAA athletes?
Dear NCAA, How are you, my old friend? Judging by all of the lawsuits and negative stories I come across on a seemingly weekly basis, I’d say you’re not doing so hot.
Lawyer says he’ll never be Royals (fan)
MIAMI — Among the standouts at Games 1 and 2 (and Games 3 to 5) of the World Series was a Miami Marlins fan in the front row behind home plate.
Beyond the Playing Field
Should municipalities play at regulating college sports?
In September, the Boston City Council approved a groundbreaking, and potentially controversial, ordinance directly aimed at student-athlete welfare in NCAA athletics.
The Final Draught
‘Culinary brewing’: Once a gimmick, becoming a trend
You may not be familiar with the term “culinary brewing,” but if you’re a craft beer consumer, you’re feeling its influence. The idea is a simple one: Bring a chef’s mindset to brewing. In practice, this usually means using unique ingredients or working with flavor combinations that aren’t traditionally found in beer.
How to make roasted spaghetti squash
Bake up a slice of the cornucopia of autumn's bounty with this recipe from Amy Aebersold.
In ‘Citizenfour,’ history from Snowden’s hotel
NEW YORK — Imagine if Bob Woodward’s clandestine meetings in a Washington, D.C., parking garage with Deep Throat had been documented — or, better yet, filmed by Woodward, himself.
Pilot funding returns arts to California prisons
NORCO, Calif. — Christopher Bisbano leaps onto the stage and his body transforms. He cries out for his true love, then contorts his face into a droopy pout as the audience bellows with laughter. Bisbano, 47, is one of the most talented actors on this stage, with years of experience — but he is also a convicted felon.
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