• A state appeals panel has affirmed a judge’s ruling to vacate a $4.25 million wrongful-death verdict awarded to the family of a woman killed in a highway crash.
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    A thorough explanation is required when a judge hammers a lawyer or litigant for a frivolous pleading under Illinois Supreme Court Rule 137.
  • Lawyers' Forum

    Financing arrangements are often negotiated with the inclusion of pre-payment premiums. These provisions require the debtor to pay the lender an agreed upon amount if the underlying debt is paid prior to the originally scheduled maturity date.
  • Labor Daze

    The dissenting opinion in a National Labor Relations Board decision last month states that the majority relied on “scant evidence” in overturning a board administrative law judge.
  • Lawyers' Forum

    Continental Tire Americas LLC builds tires in downstate Mount Vernon. The Mount Vernon plant has a health-services department that provides medical treatment to sick or injured employees.
  • This Day in Legal History

    See if you know what happened on This Day in Legal History with Karen Conti.
  • Letter to the Editor

    The debate over the NFL’s botched handling of Ray Rice’s brutal assault on his wife threatens to divert our nation’s attention from the real issue: The need to treat seriously incidents of domestic violence and to enact laws and policies that aid survivors in their attempts to escape violence.
  • In Transit

    Two recent insurance coverage cases highlight the ever important characterization of activities undertaken by the independent contractors frequently engaged by motor carriers.
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  • Changing Tunes

    Are you a football fan? The Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson situations and how they’ve been handled by the NFL have caused many to ask themselves that question. My answer is no, although the question has been on my mind far longer.
  • GENEVA — For Qatar or Russia to be stripped of the World Cup, a key person in the legal chain needs to make use of the powers available to him.
  • Sports, Business & the Law

    When the Ricketts family bought the Cubs in 2009, their goal was to win the World Series. To achieve that, the expansion of Wrigley Field became key, as it would increase ticket, advertising and television revenue to help fund baseball operations.
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  • Michael’s Supermarketing

    Over the past few years, I’ve gained a lot of visibility from my marketing efforts. Other attorneys often ask me about my marketing, so I decided to share some of my thoughts on the topic.
  • Out of the OffIce

    Starting a Saturday or Sunday morning with a relaxing brunch is one of my favorite weekend activities. While there are a number of places I go regularly, I always like to try a new spot.
  • This three-ingredient, six-hour dish from Amy Aebersold features pork — and root beer.
  • The Final Draught

    It’s probably the most frequently asked question asked about Oktoberfest: “Why is it called Oktoberfest if it’s in September?” As Oktoberfest beers hit the shelves and Oktoberfest parties are held at breweries and pubs across the city, it’s an excellent jumping-off point for exploring both the festival and the brew that bears its name.
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