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  • Trial Notebook

    When a municipality settles a lawsuit, is the agreement enforceable without the city council’s blessing under Section 3.1-40-40 of the Illinois Municipal Code, which requires majority approval by the council of “any resolution or motion (i) to create any liability against [the] city or (ii) for the expenditure or appropriation of its money”?
  • Ask Snap-D

    Dear Snap-D: I’ve just made equity partner and have been asked to make a capital contribution, which I believe is large. Is there a general rule of thumb regarding capital contribution amounts?
  • Commercial Litigation

    The Illinois Fraudulent Transfer Act is a powerful creditor enforcement tool aimed at capturing assets transferred by a judgment debtor to elude a money judgment.
  • Lawyers' Forum

    Earlier this year, the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) revised its policy on the use of Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) further restricting the patent rights of patent holders.
  • Through Glazed Eyes

    Few bills arriving in the mail are welcome, but certain billers are more daunting than others.
  • Legal History

    See if you know what happened on this date in Legal History.
    Sporting Judgment
  • KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach expects the vote to determine which city will host the 2022 Winter Olympics will come down to the quality of sports facilities for athletes and which bid is perceived as the most sustainable.
  • The Power of Lifting

    Don’t let the summer months detract you from a lifting program. A lull for even a month will result in losing gains you spend months accomplishing.
  • SOUTH BEND, Ind. — For many years, the conventional wisdom goes, anyone who has filed through the turnstiles of a professional baseball stadium and sat down to take in a game on a warm summer night has also risked being hit by a foul ball or the airborne splinters of a broken bat.
  • Non-Billable Hours
  • Non-billable Hours

    This month, I flew to Washington, D.C., rented a car and found myself out in the extremely beautiful and very rural area of Virginia where the Castleton Music Festival is located. I was there to attend the world premiere of the one-act comic opera “Scalia/Ginsburg.”
  • On the Job

    While virtual workers have become more commonplace, some simple strategies can help partners become more comfortable with these arrangements.
  • Practice in the City

    The concept of mindfulness is becoming more and more mainstream. No longer relished to the far-off corners of modern Western life, we are beginning to see it makes its appearance in many different areas of life.
  • Sports, Business & the Law

    The Tour de France is so very French. It’s a fantastic spectacle of top-tier athletic competition combined with beautiful French scenery.
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