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Wisconsin union law affirmed
A federal appeals court today handed Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker another victory in the battle over a state law that stripped many public employees of most of their union rights.
— Today's free read
Loyola gathers tax law alumni
Bohemians honor probate judges
A moment with the chief
Talking paths to success
KCBA hosts happy hour
Bridge collapse case nets $10M settlement
Two settlements totaling more than $10 million have been reached in a Cook County construction injury case that killed one man and severely injured another when a steel bridge collapsed on top of them.
Panel swaps prevailing party, nixes attorney fees
The 1st District Appellate Court has reversed an order requiring a plaintiff to pay more than $24,000 in attorney fees, finding that the trial judge entered the incorrect party as the prevailing one in his order.
Prison-homesick robber gets 3½-year sentence
An ex-con who spent most of his adult life behind bars on Thursday got what he said he wanted for robbing a suburban Chicago bank. The 74-year-old gets to go back to the place he called home — prison.
Ruling sets fair price for e-record requests
When it comes to providing records, government agencies have flexibility to determine the fees they’ll charge curious citizens or journalists for producing paper copies. But that’s not the case when the records are in an electronic format, an appeals panel ruled earlier this week.
— Today's free read
Law School Notes
SIU international law programs take students across the globe
Trips to Munich, Germany, and Cuba are part of Southern Illinois University School of Law’s ongoing Legal Globalization & Comparative Law Program. Launched in 2011, the courses have also sent students to Ireland and Australia, with an upcoming trip planned for South Africa and Botswana.
In the News
Quarles & Brady LLP added Joshua P. Smith as an associate in its intellectual property practice group.
Dress code issue remains baffling to schools, courts
ICE’s detention requests losing ground in court
N.Y. expands e-records filing, touts its success
Workers’ comp precedent sees reversal in Missouri
Second Amendment — guns that can’t be registered
Civil procedure — burden of proof, replevin rights
Employment law — misconduct, jobless benefits
Prisoner’s rights — post-conviction relief, filing time
Two suburban New York men who spent 18 years in prison for the 1984 rape and murder of a 16-year-old girl, only to be exonerated when a DNA test showed that another man had committed the crimes, were awarded $18 million each Thursday in a federal civil rights lawsuit. The verdict, announced in U.S. District Court in Central Islip, followed a four-week trial. The jury found that the lead detective in the 1984 Nassau County police investigation had both fabricated hair evidence and hid other evidence from prosecutors. In essence, the men were awarded $1 million for every year in prison.
—From The Associated Press
AP Breaking News
Commission hearsay use found valid
Relying on written hearsay about some alleged incidents concerning Henry Chamberlain’s work as a Gurnee firefighter-paramedic, the village’s Civil Service Commission declined to promote him to lieutenant.
In the Limelight
High court to determine whether laches should KO copyright claim
The U.S. States Supreme Court has entertained oral arguments in
Petrella v. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.
, where it was asked to consider whether the defense of laches is available to bar copyright claims that are otherwise timely based on the Copyright Act’s rolling three-year statute of limitations for ongoing infringement.
Eavesdrop law’s demise means loss of privacy
Last month, the Illinois Supreme Court struck down a key provision of our state’s anti-eavesdropping laws. The high court held in a pair of cases that it’s unconstitutional to punish someone as a felon simply for audio recording a conversation without consent.
Life in the Workplace
Court rules civil rights code includes color discrimination claims
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois recently held that section 1981 of the Civil Rights Act covers claims of color discrimination, even where the alleged discriminator is the same race as the individual bringing the claim.
This Day in Legal History
See if you know what happened on This Day in Legal History with Karen Conti.
Will maternity leave break client bonds?
Just because you’re on maternity leave doesn’t mean you have to cut ties with coworkers or clients.
Federal court revives disability claim for schizoaffective disorder
Most group disability insurance policies limit the duration of benefit payments for mental impairments. An interesting ruling out of Pennsylvania focuses on what constitutes a “mental impairment.”
Review: Missouri didn’t follow federal assault law
ROLLA, Mo. — An independent report released Friday says the University of Missouri failed to follow parts of the federal law that governs sexual harassment on campus when handling the case of a former swimmer’s suicide.
Healthy alternatives will help get your day started
Breakfast in the morning could help you lose weight, control your blood sugar levels and have more energy for your workouts.
NCAA: Schools should discuss union pitfalls
INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA contends that unionization by college athletes could lead to fewer scholarships and championships as well as a drop in academic support and career counseling.
Grow a practice, invigorate a job search this year
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.
45 minutes for crispy Parmesan edamame
Hot or warm, now or later, by itself or in salads, Parmesan is the key to this edamame recipe.
‘Transcendence’ like a clunky TED talk
HAL has come a long way. First, we had Scarlett Johansson as a human-like operating system. Now, Johnny Depp has been uploaded.
Why is the literature of trial so entrancing?
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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