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  • Trial Notebook

    The Uniform Foreign-Country Money Judgments Recognition Act, which became effective in Illinois on Jan. 1, 2012, has a 15-year deadline for lawsuits to recognize and enforce judgments issued in other nations. 
  • Cotter’s Corner

    In my last Supreme Court justice profile, I featured Joseph Story, who received his nomination at the age of 32, making him the youngest justice appointed to the court.
  • Prosecution and Procedure

    Hall of Famer and Yankee catcher Yogi Berra once said: “You can observe a lot by watching.” That may be true, but it does not always follow that an observer accurately recalls what — or, more importantly, who — he or she sees. The Illinois Supreme Court recently embraced this reality in People v. Lerma, 2016 IL 118496 (Jan. 22, 2016).
  • Toxic Tort Talk

    Judge David C. Norton of the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina recently granted a motion for summary judgment in favor of defendant Crane Co. Dandridge v. Crane Co., No. 2:12-cv- 00484-DCN (D.S.C. Jan. 27, 2016). 
  • Legal History

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  • Collaborative Concepts

    As we know, a mediator works to help parties understand and articulate their needs and interests. For a mediation to be successful, both parties must learn how to listen to one another’s needs and recognize these needs as legitimate.
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  • Sporting Judgment

    During a 15-year NFL career that sent him pinballing over the middle of the field too many times to count, absorbing hits as wicked as they come, former Denver Broncos receiver Brandon Stokley endured injuries that literally ran from head to toe.
  • Lex Sportiva

    Two of baseball’s high-profile athletes have found themselves in a legal battle to maintain their reputations. Ryan Howard of the Philadelphia Phillies and Ryan Zimmerman of the Washington Nationals have filed separate federal defamation lawsuits against Al Jazeera America, Deborah Davies, an employee of Al Jazeera, and Liam James Collins, a former reality show star who briefly worked with Al Jazeera.
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  • Non-Billable Hours
  • Non-Billable Hours

    NEW YORK — Comcast is trumpeting its best year for traditional TV services in nearly a decade, even though it continues to lose TV subscribers.
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    LOS ANGELES — Organizations representing Hispanics, Asian-Americans and Native Americans, who joined with the NAACP in 2000 to increase minority hiring in the TV industry, are broadening their focus to the big screen.
  • Opening Statement

    As we head into February — Black History Month — one can’t help but think about the Black Lives Matter movement that’s appeared in response to the recent surge of police shootings of unarmed African-American teens.
  • Non-Billable Hours

    ALBANY, N.Y. — Had a hard time getting a ticket to a concert or sporting event? New York’s attorney general says that’s probably because more than half of tickets to many events are held for industry insiders or otherwise unavailable to the general public.
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