• Nearly three years after receiving life in prison for the murders of three of actress and singer Jennifer Hudson’s relatives, William Balfour got another day in court today as his attorneys asked a state appeals panel to vacate the convictions. — Free read
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  • Trial Notebook

    Contending that the former manager of one of its shops surreptitiously accessed the cloud-based computer system it uses for storing client data, handling reservations and communicating with customers, Pascal Pour Elle sued the ex-manager, Eliza Jin, her new employer and seven other defendants for allegedly violating the Stored Communications Act.
  • Ask Snap-D

    I hear from general counsels time after time that they are looking for their attorneys to understand their business and pay them visits so they can become fully engaged in their business. Sending an associate accomplishes half of the equation; you need to show face as well.
  • Through Glazed Eyes

    During spring training last year, this column detailed a class-action suit filed by three ex-minor leaguers alleging Major League Baseball paid them less than fast-food workers.
  • Workplace Issues

    A recent ruling by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals addressed an issue that frequently arises in disability benefit claims — may an adjudicator reject pain complaints that are deemed lacking in objective support?
  • Criminal Procedure

    On the Supreme Court, there are conservatives and there are conservatives. Former chief justice William H. Rehnquist and Justice Antonin Scalia are each usually labeled as “conservative.” Yet on Fourth Amendment issues, they can seem quite different.
  • This Day in Legal History

    See if you know what happened on This Day in Legal History with Karen Conti.
  • Making It

    When you think of jurists who have made it their life’s mission to advocate and protect children with disabilities, the first person that comes to mind is Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne M. Burke.
    Sporting Judgment
  • Lex Sportiva

    PGA Tour caddies have taken aim at one of their biggest targets imaginable — the PGA Tour itself. Recently, 82 professional caddies filed a class-action lawsuit against the tour asserting claims for injunctive relief and more than $50 million in annual unpaid compensation.
  • HARRISBURG, Pa. — Now that a settlement has cleared the way for $60 million from Penn State to be spent in Pennsylvania to address child sexual abuse, potential recipients are starting to think about how that money might be put to use.
  • Agent of Change

    The biggest threat to the continued existence of the NCAA in its present form will come down later this year in Jenkins v. NCAA. The trial is expected to start sometime this fall, and the outcome could quite possibly shatter the amateurism model currently in place.
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  • Practice in the City

    I like to eat out a lot. As a lifelong Chicagoan, I am so proud of this city and the wonderful food our chefs and restaurants produce. This is a foodie town, for sure. I started thinking about all of the different places I’ve eaten at and how many places I remembered vividly for some reason other than the food.
  • Opening Statement

    Back in the Stone Age when I was a young man starting to date, we didn’t have smartphones, iPads, computers or online dating services. The Chicago premiere of “First Date” at the Royal George Cabaret gave me a great opportunity to update my knowledge of current dating practices.
  • Recipes

    Stir up some comfort food with this recipe from Amy Aebersold.
  • Amicus Scriptor

    Someday is now. That’s attorney Ruth Kaufman’s motto, but ironically, her “now” is 1453, Henry VI is king, and what we now call the Wars of the Roses will soon begin.
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