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7th Circuit lets Southwest settlement fly
In a class-action lawsuit over Southwest Airlines’ free booze coupons, the lead counsel for the plaintiffs wanted more money while a pair of unsatisfied class members said he was paid too much.
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Unusual courtroom antics miff Posner
Saying “you live in a dream world,” a federal judge today revoked the bond of a so-called sovereign citizen who insists the courts have no authority over the “undead.”
Panel negates trial error pleas, affirms $8M verdict
A Cook County judge may have made some errors during a widower’s wrongful-death trial, but none were serious enough to reverse a $8 million jury verdict.
‘I insisted that I wanted to be heard’
Martha A. Mills had grown accustomed to having bricks thrown through her office window, but finding a smoldering bag of dynamite on her chair at her office in downstate Cairo struck a particular nerve.
Prosecutor: Clients prodded into perjury
Defense attorney Beau B. Brindley crossed to the wrong side of the law by coaching witnesses to lie in his clients’ trials, a federal prosecutor contended today.
High living dooms bankruptcy petition
A husband and wife who continued “living high on the hog” despite owing more than half a million dollars don’t deserve to walk away from their debts, a federal appeals court has held.
Law Firm Leaders
Gesas enjoys leading on a larger platform
You’ve probably never heard of Chief Justice Michael L. Gesas.
In the News
Johnson & Bell Ltd. will be celebrating its 40th anniversary on Sept. 15.
Order in the court, and outside it too
Appeals court rules NSA collection proper
Cashing in with trademarks
Bankrupt RadioShack enters into deal to pay back gift card balances
What does it take to last 30 years as a successful law firm?
There are many ways for a lawyer to land clients. But when today's client was yesterday's opponent that says something about the respect a firm has within the greater legal community.
Novack and Macey, LLP
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Sentencing — flight, acceptance of responsibility
Divorce law — educational expenses, parental duty
Securities law — jurisdiction, challenging regulations
Fee arrangements structured to fit client’s needs
Stephanie A. Genuardi was seeking an innovative solution as she faced a career crossroads last year. Soon, she realized the answer was at the tip of her keyboard in this day and age of easy remote access.
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Unconfirmed ‘facts’ carry little weight
Relying on the “true but unpleaded facts” doctrine, Scot Vandenberg and his wife argued that allegations in an unfiled tort complaint triggered insurance coverage for an accident that paralyzed Scot during a party on a 75-foot yacht.
‘Friends of the Parking Lot’: Lawsuit challenges Lucas Museum site proposal
The fate of the proposed Chicago home for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, the brainchild of George Lucas, a name associated with futuristic images, may hinge on a legal principle as old as ancient Rome.
The Procedural Thicket
Hackers lend hand to consortium defendants
Recently, a group of hackers calling itself The Impact Team made news world wide when it infiltrated AshleyMadison.com and proceeded to download and then publish the identities, contact information and e-mail addresses of many of the site’s members.
Backward Glances: Law Bulletin headlines this week in history.
See if you know what happened on This Day in Legal History with Karen Conti.
Bouncing back from a botched first impression
Dear Snap-D: First impressions are key. Who would have ever thought my first impression with a general counsel — who I didn’t know was the GC of this company at the time — would be the very same person that I will be sitting across from pitching work? Is there a way to recover, or am I doomed?
Suits continue to nag NCAA over pay ban
ATLANTA — Fresh off a ruling that Northwestern University football players can’t form a union, the NCAA is about to face a more direct challenge to its long-standing policy of not letting schools pay athletes like they’re professionals.
Agent of Change
Sports agents behind-the-scenes work as important as the contract
On July 20, Seattle Seahawks offensive left tackle Russell Okung sent shock waves throughout the sports agent profession.
The Power of Lifting
Necessary protein to build your body mass
Four tips for maximizing lifting results.
Back to school and back to basics
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!
Goodyear retires blimps, inflates new craft
LOS ANGELES — The fabled Goodyear Blimp is retiring.
A refreshing watermelon agua fresca
When it gets hot, quench your thirst with a watermelon beverage.
The Final Draught
IPA 101: Class is now in session
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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