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  • Trial Notebook

    Tagged for $18 million on a guaranty that included a “guaranteed principal amount” of $7 million — plus any “accrued and unpaid interest” on $22 million in loans from First American Bank to the partnerships that owned the building at 1000 S. Michigan Ave. in Chicago — three guarantors (John, Edward and Richard Borkowski) argued a Cook County judge erred in ordering them to pay statutory post-judgment interest of 9 percent per annum (under Section 2-1303 of the Illinois Code of Civil Procedure) running from the date of the judgment against the borrowers (two limited partnerships collectively called Renaissant) in a mortgage foreclosure case.
  • Through Glazed Eyes

    Orson Welles, whose film credits include directing Franz Kafka’s “The Trial” and playing the lawyer in “Compulsion” based on Clarence Darrow at the trial of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, famously observed: “Nobody gets justice. People only get good luck or bad luck.”
  • Lawyers' Forum

    Change is a fact of life. Lawyers in private practice are increasingly likely over the course of their careers to change their law firm affiliations, move between firms and even launch new law firms.
  • Law Bulletin headlines this week in history.
  • Legal History

    See if you know what happened on this day in Legal History with Karen Conti.
  • Mediation Circus

    This is the second in a series of columns based on a recorded discussion with George B. Collins, a lion of the Chicago bar who died in October at age 85.
    Sporting Judgment
  • While America was prepping its grills and ovens earlier this month for our national holiday known as the Super Bowl, a small group of former and ailing NFL players were in Houston stirring their own pot over the league's intolerance on marijuana. — Free read
  • Time-out

    This weekend, the NBA broadcast its annual All-Star Weekend from New Orleans. During the program which marketed a Taco Bell Skills Challenge, the NBA commissioner was also able to have the nation’s ear about the league’s serious positions on controversial political issues.
  • Jeffrey Loria persuaded the city of Miami to use hundreds of millions in taxpayers dollars to build him a glistening new stadium, all while making little effort to put a winning team on the field. Now, he’s is in talks to sell the Marlins for more than 10 times what he paid for the franchise.  — Free read
  • Non-Billable Hours
  • While traditional retirement planning covers financial essentials — expected returns, inflation, withdrawal rates, portfolio rebalancing, tax planning — most plans won’t prepare you for the emotional challenges of post-work life. — Free read
  • Non-Billable Hours

    In Mike Mills’ “20th Century Women,” Annette Bening plays Dorothea, the 55-year-old single mother of 15-year-old Jamie, played by Lucas Jade Zumann. (Jamie’s absent father can be found in Mills’ previous movie, “Beginners,” in which a formerly closeted 75-year-old comes out as gay to his son.)
  • Opening Statement

    The Embers, Mr. Kelly’s, the London House, Toulouse and the Blue Note are just a few of the many watering holes that used to dot Rush Street and Chicago’s Loop, offering top-notch live entertainment.
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