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  • Trial Notebook

    Financial institutions have to file Form 1099-C with the Internal Revenue Service when they discharge a debt of more than $600.
  • Commercial Litigation

    The Illinois Supreme Court recently reversed the 3rd District Appellate Court and found that an engineering firm’s predevelopment services supplied to an unfinished real estate project were still lienable even though the services didn’t physically alter the land or improve the property value.
  • Lawyers' Forum

    Earlier this month, the Illinois Supreme Court abolished the void sentence rule in People v. Castleberry, No. 116916, a victory for the finality of judgments as well as legal clarity.
  • Cotter’s Corner

    My columns have featured John Paul Stevens several times. But today’s entry focuses on his exemplary leadership in The Chicago Bar Association before he resigned to take his seat on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Legal History

    See if you know what happened on this day in Legal History with Karen Conti.
  • Modern Family

    Maintenance is an issue that frequently arises in many divorces. Typically, maintenance is a factor in cases where one spouse has historically been the primary breadwinner and the other spouse has either not been employed outside the home or has been underemployed.
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  • DENVER — It’s a mountain-bound battle between those who want to whoosh and those who want to shred.
  • time-out

    Earlier this month, Chicago Blackhawks fans let out a sigh of relief when they learned that star right winger Patrick Kane would not face criminal charges in New York for the alleged rape of a 21-year-old woman.
  • The Laws of Fitness

    I’ve only been running a little over a year, but being from Chicago I knew I had to adapt to winter running to succeed as a runner. Here are some of my tips for running through a Chicago winter:
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    LOS ANGELES — Paul Walker’s father sued Porsche for negligence and wrongful death Wednesday over the 2013 accident that killed the “Fast & Furious” star.
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    NEW YORK — If the beginning of the holiday season is any indication, it could be a merry mobile Christmas for shoppers.
  • Opening Statement

    This year the head writers of The Chicago Bar Association’s annual Bar Show, attorneys Clifford E. Berman and David S. Miller, took a page out of the works of Charles Dickens for the title for the 92nd annual production of the social and political satire by calling it “A Christmas Quarrel: A Tale of Two Parties.”
  • The Final Draught

    Last year, Left Hand Brewing in Longmont, Colo., made news when they tried to trademark the term “Nitro.” Left Hand Milk Stout had been popular for years, but it really took off when they started serving it with a nitro pour.
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