• A divided 1st District Appellate Court has affirmed a defense verdict in a medical-malpractice case that initially yielded a $3.7 million jury verdict that was vacated on a post-trial motion.
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    Concluding that “or” means “and” in Illinois Supreme Court Rule 604(d), the state high court ordered a do-over for the consultation certificate Mitchell Tousignant’s attorney had to file before Tousignant was permitted to appeal as excessive the 12-year prison sentence he received after pleading guilty in a drug case. People v. Tousignant, 2014 IL 115329 (Feb. 21, 2014).
  • Ask Snap-D

    Dear Snap-D, What is the best way to stay abreast of cases handled within the firm? As a new partner, if I am not working on a particular file, I typically don’t know the various cases the firm in handling. Without this information, it’s difficult to promote the firm’s services and cross-sell.
  • Tax Notes

    Anyone engrossed in the SALT (state and local tax) world knows that the Illinois Department of Revenue officially opened the doors to the long-awaited tax tribunal recently.
  • Tully‚Äôs Law

    When it becomes necessary to either obtain the deposition of an Illinois resident for a state case pending in another jurisdiction or to obtain the deposition of a person residing in another jurisdiction for a state court case pending in Illinois, it is important to have a road map for how to proceed.
  • Professionalism on Point

    We here at the Commission on Professionalism frequently discuss technology and how it has transformed the practice of law. For our own organization, technology has allowed us to more effectively promote our mission of increased civility, professionalism and inclusion. It’s therefore no surprise that technology has served as the starting point for the transformation that has taken place at the commission just in the past few weeks.
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  • Collaborative Concepts

    The trauma of separation and divorce does not end when the parenting plan is entered. High-conflict parents often reappear in court to resolve even the most routine issues, using the court to express their anger and punish the other parent.
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  • Rubin “Hurricane” Carter never surrendered hope of regaining his freedom, not even after he was convicted of a triple murder, then convicted again and abandoned by many prominent supporters.
  • A women’s legal organization has filed discrimination complaints against nine universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, alleging the schools have repeatedly failed to provide equal athletic opportunities for female students over several decades.
  • MIAMI — The smugglers who helped Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig leave Cuba on a speedboat have made death threats against him and against a Cuban boxer who says he defected with Puig, according to court documents.
  • Non-Billable Hours
  • The idea of “doing anything” to grow our practices, which will “lead to something,” may seem daunting. It’s safe to say that most busy lawyers find it difficult committing time to grow their practices.
  • Hot or warm, now or later, by itself or in salads, Parmesan is the key to this edamame recipe.
  • HAL has come a long way. First, we had Scarlett Johansson as a human-like operating system. Now, Johnny Depp has been uploaded.
  • After my last column, in which I invited readers to contact me with their thoughts about literature and its influence on their personal and legal worlds — or simply about their favorite novels or short stories — I was overwhelmed with the response … the one response.
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