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  • Trial Notebook

    Trying to set the stage for a “duty to settle” claim, Randy Powell — who alleged that Katie Linares broadsided his van when he stopped in front of her vehicle and started turning left to make a U–turn — demanded the $20,000 limit of the auto policy she purchased from American Service Insurance Co.
  • Collaborative Concepts

    The trauma of separation and divorce does not end when the parenting plan is entered. High-conflict parents often reappear in court to resolve even the most routine issues, using the court to express their anger and punish the other parent.
  • Toxic Tort Talk

    New York’s highest court recently held that cigarette smokers are not entitled to a new cause of action for “medical monitoring.”
  • Insurance Matters

    The 1st District Appellate Court recently held that claims that a medical university wrongfully terminated an experimental breast cancer vaccine program did involve the rendering of “professional services” and also held that the professional liability carrier waived its right to rely on the voluntary payment condition in its policy in denying coverage for the settlement of the claims.
  • Decoding the Code

    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. You obtained a valid, final, state court order appointing a receiver under the Illinois Mortgage Foreclosure Law (IMFL) and the receiver has been preserving and protecting the parcel of real estate in question for months.
  • Lawyers' Forum

    Many of us are familiar with the English wedding rhyme that describes what a bride should wear on her wedding day for good luck. As cohabitation before marriage continues to rise, now, more than ever, a bride’s something new may be her pregnancy.
  • See if you know what happened on This Day in Legal History with Karen Conti.
  • Sporting Judgment
  • Rubin “Hurricane” Carter never surrendered hope of regaining his freedom, not even after he was convicted of a triple murder, then convicted again and abandoned by many prominent supporters.
  • A women’s legal organization has filed discrimination complaints against nine universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, alleging the schools have repeatedly failed to provide equal athletic opportunities for female students over several decades.
  • MIAMI — The smugglers who helped Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig leave Cuba on a speedboat have made death threats against him and against a Cuban boxer who says he defected with Puig, according to court documents.
  • Non-Billable Hours
  • The idea of “doing anything” to grow our practices, which will “lead to something,” may seem daunting. It’s safe to say that most busy lawyers find it difficult committing time to grow their practices.
  • Hot or warm, now or later, by itself or in salads, Parmesan is the key to this edamame recipe.
  • HAL has come a long way. First, we had Scarlett Johansson as a human-like operating system. Now, Johnny Depp has been uploaded.
  • After my last column, in which I invited readers to contact me with their thoughts about literature and its influence on their personal and legal worlds — or simply about their favorite novels or short stories — I was overwhelmed with the response … the one response.
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