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Panel clears malpractice suit’s path
A state appeals panel has ruled that a law firm could still be held liable for legal malpractice — even after it was replaced with a new firm by the client — because it never formally withdrew its appearance in the case.
Teeing off on the right (left) foot
DePaul students lend helping hand
IDC members meet up after hours
Ginsburg visits Chicago
Beermann’s ‘Boat Bash’
Joey be good: Gagliardo is a Cool Rockin’ Daddy
Joseph M. Gagliardo got the call a week before the show. “Are you interested in playing with Chuck Berry?” a promoter asked Gagliardo, who plays bass guitar. Gagliardo figured he was looking for an opener. “No,” the promoter said. “He doesn’t travel with a band, so if you get a drummer and a piano player, the show’s yours.”
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Postmark question hits Supreme Court
SPRINGFIELD — Neither snow nor rain nor gloom of night will prevent the mail from being delivered. But what exactly counts as proof of delivery? The Illinois Supreme Court will hear arguments on that issue as it begins the second week of its September term on Tuesday.
Judge tosses negligence, warranty claims over missed filing deadline
A woman waited too long to bring negligence and breach-of-warranty claims against the makers and distributors of a drug she blames for her neurological impairments, a federal judge has ruled.
Securities fraud case settles for $65M
A $65 million tentative settlement has been reached on behalf of shareholders in a lawsuit alleging securities fraud against a company that ran two local psychiatric hospitals.
Law School Notes
Jared Reynolds, running man
Want to win the 2015 Race Judicata? Here’s what you’ll have to do to beat reigning champion Jared Reynolds, a third-year student at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law who, as of today, is registered for the 2015 Boston Marathon.
In the News
Greenberg, Traurig LLP added Daniel Acosta as of counsel in its real estate practice. Acosta focuses his practice on commercial real estate law.
Appeals court reinstates Wisconsin’s voter ID law
7th Circuit judges hear appeal to allow Wisconsin voter ID law
Public housing exclusion policy cuts wide swath
Deportations fall in recent years, fewest since 2007
Court rejects Ohio false statement election law
Criminal law — post-conviction petition, sole recant
Damages — cutting a jury’s award, solitary injury
Qualified immunity — interlocutory appeal, politics
Evidence admission — related material, inferences
New York City prosecutors have brought indictments against eight people they say operated a penny stock “pump and dump” scheme that defrauded $290 million from thousands of investors. Four of them were arraigned late last week in state Supreme Court in Manhattan on an 85-count indictment alleging securities fraud and other charges. They all pleaded not guilty. Prosecutors allege the defendants manipulated the markets and cashed their shares before the stocks plummeted. They said Anthony Thompson of Bethesda, Md., and others promoted the stocks through e-mails blasts from websites they controlled.
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AP Breaking News
Ex-employee finds way to injury claim
Forty-one years after James Folta stopped working for Ferro Engineering — where he was allegedly exposed to “tremendous amounts of airborne asbestos fibers” — he was diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma.
In the Limelight
Aereo hit a roadblock, but others are now filling the innovation gap
In the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinion in
American Broadcasting Cos. Inc. v. Aereo Inc.
, the court held Aereo’s “watch live” Internet streaming service constitutes a “public performance” within the meaning of the transmit clause of the U.S. Copyright Act.
A much-needed Rule 23 refresher
From my perspective, violation of Illinois Supreme Court Rule 23’s prohibition against citing unpublished Illinois Appellate Court orders is reaching epidemic proportions.
Maintenance guidelines updated to mirror child support formula
A major shift in the Illinois divorce landscape took place when Gov. Patrick J. Quinn signed into law Public Act 98-0961 last month. This law will completely change the way maintenance, formerly known as alimony, is calculated.
This Day in Legal History
See if you know what happened on This Day in Legal History with Karen Conti.
Letter to the Editor
The greatest threat is an uninformed public
Wednesday is the 227th anniversary of 39 men signing the U.S. Constitution on a motion by Benjamin Franklin.
Toxic Tort Talk
In N.Y. asbestos case, defendant held responsible for others’ defective products
In 2011, the cases of
Konstantin v. Tishman Liquidating Corp.
Dummitt v. Crane Co.
were consolidated along with eight others in
In re New York City Asbestos Litigation
Sports Marketing Playbook
Are fantasy sports operators betting on the right game?
With the start of the NFL season, football fans are measuring player performance and building virtual rosters for seasonlong fantasy sports leagues.
Longer video emerges in Ray Rice saga
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Ray Rice and Janay Palmer can be heard shouting obscenities at each other, and she appears to spit in the face of the three-time Pro Bowl running back right before he throws a brutal punch in a video shown to The Associated Press by a law enforcement official.
The Power of Lifting
Remember to lift a bottle or two during workouts
Runners know that hydration is part of the program. Often, lifters forget about proper hydration.
Pro bono needs to be a team effort
A 2005 study found that tens of thousands of people across the state were turned away each year from an overburdened and under-funded legal aid system.
A dramatic custody battle — over dino bones
A new documentary tells the little-known tale of the heart-wrenching custody dispute over one of Chicago’s most beloved residents — a dinosaur named Sue.
Recipe of the weekend: pea and pancetta salad
If you have a menu opening in the next few days, considering adding warm salad from Amy Aebersold's recipe box.
Can ‘Utopia’ create a more perfect union?
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. — It appears as if almost anything might be possible in “Utopia.”
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