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    The Illinois Snow and Ice Removal Act provides immunity for negligent shoveling and de-icing that causes an accident by creating an unnatural accumulation. But on the related question of whether this immunity extends to design defects that cause unnatural accumulations, the score is 3-1 in the tally of opinions from the Illinois Appellate Court.
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    In my recent Cotter’s Corner column about Merrick B. Garland, nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, I mentioned that Garland clerked for Judge Henry J. Friendly, who sat on the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals. Friendly was a well-respected jurist whose opinions, especially in the area of securities law, continue to be cited. This column discusses Friendly and his career and legacy.
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    In February 2011, two-time Super Bowl champion, four-time Pro Bowler and NFL Man of the Year recipient Dave Duerson died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest.
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    Our family was fortunate enough to travel to Hawaii for spring break last month. As the locals would say, we were able to “island hop” while there, and we climbed Diamond Head — a volcano on the island of Oahu. It was not my idea.
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