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  • Trial Notebook

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    Echoing the admonition that lawyers who “wait until the last minute to comply with a deadline are playing with fire,” Spears v. City of Indianapolis, 74 F.3d 153 (7th Cir. 1996), U.S. District Judge Robert M. Dow Jr. rejected all of Draga Cairone’s arguments for a one-day extension (to June 6, 2017) of the two-year statute of limitations for her complaint against McHenry County College for allegedly depriving her of her due process rights and violating the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Lawyers' Forum

    Our previous Daily Law Bulletin article on March 21 explored the teachings by the late U.S. district judge Milton I. Shadur about answering a complaint, with reference to his appendix in State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. v. Riley, 199 F.R.D. 276 (N.D. Ill. 2001).
  • Law and Public Issues

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    In November and December of 1817, the legislature of Illinois Territory set in motion the procedures to petition the U.S. Congress to admit the territory as a state. (See my column of Dec. 4, 2017, “200 years ago, Illinois took step to statehood”) The next step was delivering the petition, formally called a memorial, to Nathaniel Pope, the territorial delegate to Congress.
  • Policyholder Perspective

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    Can unpublished Illinois Appellate Court orders be cited to federal courts as authority in insurance coverage cases? Contrasting approaches to that question appear in federal district court decisions.
  • Tully’s Law

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    Rating a business’ performance — for instance, by assigning a letter grade or a number of stars — does not constitute an assertion of fact, even if the rating supposedly is based on an extensive body of factual information.
  • Legal History

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    See if you know what happened on this day in Legal History with Karen Conti.
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