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Tenants due fees after challenging eviction
In a case of first impression, the 1st District Appellate Court held that a tenant is entitled to file for attorney fees after winning a counterclaim that stemmed from her landlord’s eviction suit.
Law school interview day
Advocates for Justice summer reception
Filipino American bar reception
Milwaukee firm joins with Chicago boutique
When the Bears and Packers resume their rivalry this month, at least eight Chicagoans will be on good terms with the folks north of the border.
Father settles for $2.5M in wrongful-death suit
The father of a hospital janitor who died trying to navigate around construction materials in a storage room has settled his wrongful-death suit against the construction companies for $2.5 million.
Attorney who represented team doctor vs. Butkus dead at 67
Donald N. Hoppe, a medical-malpractice attorney whose trial work led to an Illinois Supreme Court decision that ended “abuses” of the state’s voluntary-dismissal statute and who represented the Chicago Bears’ team doctor in 1974 against a suit filed by newly retired linebacker Dick Butkus, died Thursday of brain cancer. He was 67.
Prosecution fears may pinch defense lawyers
Sometimes, all it takes to intimidate members of the bar is an indictment against one of their colleagues, Martin Pinales of Pinales, Stachler in Cincinnati said Monday.
Attorney suspended for sexual misconduct
The Illinois Supreme Court has suspended the license of a Highland Park attorney accused of sexually harassing female employees and other misconduct ahead of making a final decision regarding his discipline.
Discovering a response to new regulation
The financial crisis may be long over, but Discover Financial Services General Counsel Kathryn McNamara Corley has two daily reminders: The Federal Reserve and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
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In the News
On Sept. 29, Brinks, Gilson & Lione will be sponsoring the annual Intellectual Property Owners Association meeting.
Play, Brady, play
Twitter parody creator, Peoria settle suit involving police raid
Federal Sony data breach suit settled
Democrats work for votes on union bill
What does it take to last 30 years as a successful law firm?
There are many ways for a lawyer to land clients. But when today's client was yesterday's opponent that says something about the respect a firm has within the greater legal community.
Novack and Macey, LLP
Civil procedure — bankruptcy, trustee transference
First Amendment — content bias, panhandling
Criminal law — mandatory supervised release
Appellate procedure — tax foreclosure, jurisdiction
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.
Inside Out Legal, LLC
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2015 Awards and Nominations
Policy covers rug damages as exception
Reviewing conflicting cases from other jurisdictions on the correct interpretation of a property policy’s “ensuing loss” exception to the “faulty workmanship” exclusion, the Illinois Appellate Court affirmed a Cook County judge who ruled that The Travelers Casualty Insurance Company of America is obligated to compensate its policyholder, Moda Furniture, for damage allegedly caused to 20,000 rugs during a mismanaged roof-replacement project.
Patent review, three years in: The pendulum swings
Intellectual property practitioners have been using the post-grant proceedings codified in the America Invents Act to challenge issued patents for almost three years now.
Teachers who don’t report abuse face sanctions
Serving as a cautionary tale to Illinois school personnel, April Courtney, a former teacher in Lake County, was sentenced in July to 30 days in jail for failing to report a former colleague, Michael Vucic, in connection with an alleged sexual assault of a student.
Nationwide criminal justice reform must include local, state voices
Recent articles mention a bipartisan effort in Congress to address problems in the criminal justice system. As a general matter, this is welcome news. But we should remember that we have been here before.
Backward Glances: Law Bulletin headlines this week in history.
See if you know what happened on This Day in Legal History with Karen Conti.
Fat endorsement contracts carry big stick for those being bad
The recent downfall of Jared Fogle, the Subway dieter that became the face of the brand, brings to mind an issue common to both sports and entertainment law — morals clauses.
Peterson fights on despite return to team
MINNEAPOLIS — Adrian Peterson was reinstated by the NFL in April. He rejoined the Minnesota Vikings in June. He even got a new contract in July with the guaranteed money he was seeking.
The Laws of Fitness
Not too late to prep for Race Judicata
Race Judicata, a 5K in Grant Park, is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 10. A field of 3,400 participated last year. Are you ready?
Back to school and back to basics
Although I fully retired from the practice of law a few months ago, as we approach September I again feel — as I do every year — the “back-to-school” excitement of my youth. New teacher! New clothes! (Well, at least a new uniform!) New school supplies!
Goodyear retires blimps, inflates new craft
LOS ANGELES — The fabled Goodyear Blimp is retiring.
A refreshing watermelon agua fresca
When it gets hot, quench your thirst with a watermelon beverage.
The Final Draught
IPA 101: Class is now in session
India pale ale — IPA for short — is the beer style where many drinkers began their path toward beer geekdom. Even the diviest of dive bars in Chicago is likely to offer Lagunitas IPA or Revolution Anti-Hero IPA these days.
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