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    Section 11-501.5(a) of the Illinois Vehicle Code — which says a police officer “may request” that a driver submit to a portable breath test, or PBT, when the officer reasonably suspects that the motorist was driving under the influence of alcohol — also declares: “The person may refuse the test.”
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    A recent Texas state appellate court decision found that communications between a registered patent agent and his client are not privileged and therefore subject to discovery.
  • Toxic Tort Talk

    A recent case from a federal court in Texas clarified when a cause of action accrues for purposes of the discovery rule under Texas law.
  • Court of Common Sense

    Welcome back! The Court of Common Sense is back in session. We are continuing with our young lawyers theme as a new crop of lawyers enters the workplace this fall. Today we will be discussing law firm ethics and courtroom decorum.
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  • Often reticent about getting involved in divisive politics, the sporting world has been on quite an activist roll when it comes to North Carolina. — Free read
  • Sports Torts

    The current issue of Rolling Stone magazine details the plight of BMX rider Dave Mirra. Mirra took his own life at age 41. After Mirra’s sudden, seemingly inexplicable death, neuropathologists examined Mirra’s brain. The scientists discovered his brain was riddled with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE.
  • The Power of Lifting

    What to do when your gym notifies you on short notice that it is remodeling or moving into a smaller space temporarily.
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  • Opening Statement

    In anticipation of its celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of the late maestro-composer Leonard Bernstein, the Goodman Theatre opened its 2016-17 season with a nod to the past and a slam-bang, pull-out-all-the-stops production of Bernstein’s 1953 Tony Award-winning “Wonderful Town.”
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    Like all good how-to books, “The Anxious Lawyer: An 8-Week Guide to a Joyful and Satisfying Law Practice Through Mindfulness and Meditation” answers not only the question of how attorneys can be mindful — it also addresses the important questions of what and why the practice of mindfulness can help us become better lawyers.
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