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Judicial system set to explore data-sharing
With so many moving parts and elected offices involved, it’s not always easy to get every key player in the Cook County criminal justice system to agree.
Program hands out My Hero Awards
First race, quick win
NSBA installs new officers
CCBA hosts membership drive
Teeing off on the right (left) foot
DePaul students lend helping hand
High court: Prisoner’s filing should advance
Right ending. Wrong script. That’s how the Illinois Supreme Court interpreted the lone criminal matter it weighed in on this week.
Judge to let jury rule on ex-postal employee’s suit
Saying time off from work can constitute a reasonable accommodation, a federal judge has declined to throw out a lawsuit accusing the U.S. Postal Service of violating a former employee’s statutory rights.
Woman who filed bogus liens won’t get new trial
A woman found guilty of harassing federal officials involved in a criminal case against her brother has lost a challenge to her conviction.
Ex-county commissioner’s conviction for political-sign damage affirmed by panel
A state appeals panel has affirmed a misdemeanor property-damage conviction issued to attorney and former Cook County Board commissioner Anthony J. Peraica.
Law School Notes
Northwestern rolls out $150M campaign plan
Northwestern University School of Law has embarked on a $150 million fundraising campaign, the largest in school history. Titled “Motion to Lead,” the effort has already raised $67 million during an initial two-year silent phase.
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In the News
Reed, Smith LLP added Douglass G. Hewitt as counsel in its U.S commercial litigation group.
Judge allows third-party governor candidate on Illinois ballot
Police raid over raunchy tweets spurs litigation
For patent lawyer, work is always something new
Salmonella trial sees prosecutors bypass 9 deaths
Sentencing — supervised release, failure to mention
Torts — pregnancy bias, exhaustion of remedies
Sentencing — mental health history, full review
Sentencing — guidelines range, correctable error
A judge in West Baton Rouge Parish, La., should be suspended 30 days for taking a free trip from a lawyer whose client received a $1.2 million settlement in a lawsuit he heard, the Louisiana Judiciary Commission said. The Louisiana Supreme Court has scheduled a disciplinary hearing Oct. 13 for 18th District Judge J. Robin Free. The commission said Free also failed to recuse himself from a class-action suit in which his mother had a potential interest. The commission recommended he pay a $6,000 fine to the commission for his actions. Free did not return calls Thursday for comment.
From The Associated Press
AP Breaking News
Argument to upend laches has little bite
In cases where a public-sector employee alleges wrongful termination and the defendant moves to dismiss based on laches, several Illinois Appellate Court opinions apply a bright-line cutoff of six months for determining whether the claim is stale.
With the EEOC challenging employee wellness programs, give yours a look
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission last month brought its first legal challenge to an employer’s wellness plan.
1st District examines empty-chair defense
Melvin Jones underwent a surgical procedure on his neck in 2006. While recovering, he began having gastrointestinal issues. Those problems culminated in a perforated colon, which required another operation and the placement of a permanent ileostomy tube.
States step into regulatory abyss for genetically modified foods
All Natural. GMO Free. Are foods with these labels “better” for you? Do the labels even mean anything? Consumers continue to be concerned about the foods they eat and especially the foods they are feeding their children. This anxiety has contributed to the sharp focus currently on food labels.
This Day in Legal History
See if you know what happened on This Day in Legal History with Karen Conti.
How do I get the dads at my kids’ events to talk shop with me?
Ask them about work. When they ask about family matters, politely answer and change the subject to revolve around work. Ask them what they’re working on and, in turn, tell them what you’re working on.
On Constitution Day, a call to arms for lawyers to push civics education
Happy Constitution Day. For anyone asking what that is, it’s the day that commemorates the occasion 227 years ago when 39 brave delegates from 12 states represented at the Constitutional Convention signed the great document.
Sports, Business & the Law
Can Cubs win the real estate negotiation game?
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.
Avoid injuries when you hit the trail running
It’s important to increase your strength and stability for trail running. It’s a big difference to go from running on a treadmill to dodging tree roots and quick turns on a trail run.
PTI program rare in N.J. domestic cases
TRENTON, N.J. — The offender-rehabilitation program former Baltimore Raven Ray Rice was allowed into after knocking his fiancee unconscious in an Atlantic City elevator is rarely used in domestic assault cases — but whether that means he got special treatment because of his stardom remains up in the air, depending on whom you ask.
The Final Draught
Grab a beer: It’s time for a history lesson
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.
On the Job
Torn about leaving business on the table? A never-ending dilemma
So you just received a new client engagement. Some of the work is well within your firm’s practice. Some is not far off.
‘Three Cups of Tea’ author’s reluctant return
BOZEMAN, Mont. — Greg Mortenson doesn’t want to talk about his best-selling book “Three Cups of Tea,” but everybody else does — including his own charity.
Pro bono needs to be a team effort
A 2005 study found that tens of thousands of people across the state were turned away each year from an overburdened and under-funded legal aid system.
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