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  • Trial Notebook

    This is the second of a two-part column. The first part was published Monday.

    In a case about a condominium association’s claim against a condo developer for reimbursement of $309,000 the association allegedly spent to fix a leaky roof, the Illinois Appellate Court — with Justice Aurelia Pucinski dissenting — ruled that the roofing company’s liability insurer was not obligated to defend or indemnify the developer as an additional insured.
  • Federal Courts

    Today’s decision involves the question of whether a business that did not authorize the sending of 10,145 fax ads by an advertising service company could be liable under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and face a penalty of more than $5 million.
  • Commercial Litigation

    Conversion, or civil theft, requires a plaintiff to make a demand for possession of the converted property before suing for its return. This presuit demand’s purpose is to give a defendant the opportunity to return the plaintiff’s property and avoid unnecessary litigation.
  • Lawyers' Forum

    In 2014, the total value of shares traded in the U.S. stock markets represented 209.7 percent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product as compared to 196.9 percent in 2013.
  • Cotter’s Corner

    In my last column, I mentioned that former U.S. Supreme Court Justice James McReynolds targeted Justice Benjamin Cardozo with open anti-Semitism.
  • Legal History

    See if you know what happened on this day in Legal History with Karen Conti.
    Sporting Judgment
  • FIFA’s abolition of its anti-racism task force was denounced as a shameful betrayal on Monday as the governing body went on the defensive to reaffirm its commitment to fighting discrimination. — Free read
  • Sporting Judgment

    My May column addressed the controversy over the future of the equestrian sport of three-day eventing’s inclusion in the Olympic Games. It appears that, at least for now, this sport is safe and will remain an Olympic sport.

    As a Chicago girl, summer used to be my favorite time of year especially after a long winter. But as a runner, I’ve learned to love and embrace fall. While other people enjoy their pumpkin spice lattes, runners everywhere take to the streets with joy. Here is why fall is my favorite running weather:
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  • Opening Statement

    In anticipation of its celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of the late maestro-composer Leonard Bernstein, the Goodman Theatre opened its 2016-17 season with a nod to the past and a slam-bang, pull-out-all-the-stops production of Bernstein’s 1953 Tony Award-winning “Wonderful Town.”
  • Non-Billable Hours

    Like all good how-to books, “The Anxious Lawyer: An 8-Week Guide to a Joyful and Satisfying Law Practice Through Mindfulness and Meditation” answers not only the question of how attorneys can be mindful — it also addresses the important questions of what and why the practice of mindfulness can help us become better lawyers.
  • Non-Billable Hours

    Whip up this seafood staple in a few short minutes.
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