• A lawsuit against McGuireWoods LLP will go before the Illinois Supreme Court over whether the firm breached its fiduciary duty by failing to name Sidley, Austin LLP as a defendant in the underlying case that former corporate shareholders filed against their company.
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    The city of Chicago conceded it had no basis under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) for objecting to Chicago Loop Parking (CLP) LLC’s motion to confirm a $58 million arbitration award. But the city tried to slash the award by $40 million through a clever maneuver.
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    Success means different things to different people, but learning from someone’s journey to success is one way to be inspired. Chatting with somebody like Susan C. Levy gave me my first inspiration for the year.
  • Lawyers' Forum

    From civil rights to criminal justice reform and beyond, Illinois has a well-earned reputation as a progressive leader among states — a place that’s willing to step forward and test new policy ideas when the well-being of its people is at stake. But when it comes to protecting our student-athletes from potentially career-ending and life-altering injuries, we must do more.
  • Better Practice

    What do you call a motion to withdraw as counsel on appeal in a post-conviction proceeding? If you’re in Illinois, chances are you know this as a Finley motion.
  • Commercial Litigation

    A recent 2nd District Appellate Court case vividly illustrates the importance of diligent record-keeping on construction projects and the dire financial consequences that can flow from a failure to do so. 
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    See if you know what happened on This Day in Legal History with Karen Conti.
  • Ask Snap-D

    Ah, the monthly invoice. Clients dislike receiving them as much as attorneys dislike creating them. There is a way to create those invoices, however, so that they aren’t so painful.
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  • Time-Out

    On Dec. 2, members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation held a hearing to shed light upon the four major sports leagues for their failure to punish players in connection with acts of domestic violence and failure to aid victims.
  • NEW ORLEANS — Relatives of New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson have filed a lawsuit opposing their ouster from ownership positions on the teams.
  • Sports, Business & the Law

    In 2014, the International Olympic Committee took an unusual step by calling an “extraordinary session” for all IOC members. The goal was to address a major problem regarding the future of the Olympics.
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  • On the Job

    We’ve all been told that a resume’s purpose is simply to get you an interview. Sound familiar? I used to say this to lawyers years ago, and I believed it. Today, I’m not so sure, and I don’t espouse this any more.  — Free read
  • NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Andrew Jackson: President. Hero. Rock star. So reads a billboard welcoming arrivals at the Nashville International Airport, attempting to lure them from the honky-tonks of downtown Broadway to Jackson’s historic home called The Hermitage a few miles to the east.
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    Looking for that unique piece to add to your room or office? Search no further — the Randolph Street market is back this weekend only.
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