• 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.
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    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.
  • Lawyers' Forum

    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.
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    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.
  • Lawyers' Forum

    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.
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    See if you know what happened on This Day in Legal History with Karen Conti.
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  • Lex Sportiva

    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.
  • 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

    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?
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  • Amicus Scriptor

    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!
  • LOS ANGELES — The fabled Goodyear Blimp is retiring.
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    When it gets hot, quench your thirst with a watermelon beverage.
  • The Final Draught

    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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