• Akerman LLP has added five new lawyers — including three partners — in Chicago, bringing the total here to 24 just six months after the Miami-based firm opened a Wacker Drive office.
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  • Trial Notebook

    Contending that Nelsyn Caceres killed himself because of depression caused by DeBruler Co.’s allegedly outrageous conduct in trying to force him and his family out of their apartment so the building could be demolished, Maria Turcios sued the landlord in Lake County for intentional infliction of emotional distress.
  • Lawyers' Forum

    Every so often, we discover that a judge may lack the expertise or competence on a particular issue that the public hopes for. In the area of contempt, this happens far too often.
  • Beyond Dispute

    According to new research published in the American Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Magazine, lawyers and their clients are still disproportionately choosing men to act as their arbitrators and mediators.
  • Life in the Workplace

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently published revised enforcement guidance regarding the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, expanding its protections and, significantly, making clear that many pregnancy-related medical conditions will constitute “disabilities” under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • This Day in Legal History

    See if you know what happened on This Day in Legal History with Karen Conti.
  • Ask Snap-D

    Typically, the firm retreat is not just rest — it’s an opportunity for partners to come together and talk about the current state of the firm as well as its strategic direction.
  • Woodwise Ethics

    Most attorneys can master the art of reading juries, assessing the credibility of witnesses and anticipating opposing arguments to their position, but sometimes they fail to use these considerable powers of discernment when it comes to evaluating prospective clients.
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  • Beyond the Playing Field

    On Aug. 8, in a decision that will undoubtedly have wide-ranging implications in the realm of collegiate athletics, U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken ruled that the NCAA’s restraint on student-athletes’ ability to be paid for the use if their name, image and likeness violated antitrust law.
  • Juris Endurance

    If you are on the go, consider dishes with canned fish. Canned crab meat is a good way to get protein and the mineral zinc.
  • Marijuana is casting an ever-thickening haze across NFL locker rooms, and it’s not simply because more players are using it.
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  • Kelly‚Äôs Critique

    I visited Lao Sze Chuan in Uptown on a Wednesday evening in August. LSC is a highly rated Chinese chain with celebrity endorsements lining the wall, such as Rahm Emanuel, among others.
  • This great green sauce recipe from Amy Aebersold can stay in the fridge for up to two weeks and works for grilled meats, veggies and potatoes.
  • NEW YORK — It was almost 20 years ago, and actor Jeff Bridges was searching for a movie project that would be a family affair — one in which he could direct his father, Lloyd, and that his children, then around middle-school age, would want to see.
  • In Camera Review

    The holiday season seems to creep up earlier and earlier every year. Sure enough, it’s not even Labor Day and there’s already a movie with “Christmas” in its title now playing in theaters and video on demand.
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