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  • Trial Notebook

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    Wiping out Paminder S. Parmar’s appellate victory on his argument that the circuit court in DuPage County had jurisdiction to hear his challenge to the validity of an amendment to Illinois Estate Tax Act, the Illinois Supreme Court pointed out he could have used Protest Moneys Act to sue state officials for a refund in the circuit court without being stymied by an immunity statute.
  • Collaborative Concepts

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    We all know the age old saying “there is no ‘I’ in team.” Such a saying is relevant to many aspects of everyday life, including divorce proceedings.
  • Law and Public Issues

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    On May 30, Illinois ratified the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. When I heard the news, my mind went back to the first ERA fight in Illinois in the 1970s, a fight in which I took part.
  • The Buzz

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    As 2017 drew to a close, the changes to federal tax code took over news headlines and many missed a material change to Illinois filing fees when Gov. Bruce Rauner signed SB 867 into law. The bill slashed the filing fees charged by the state for limited liability companies or LLCs.
  • Federal Courts

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    Today’s case is a 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that addresses the Indiana Product Liability Act requirement for expert testimony on causation when the issue is beyond the understanding of laypersons.
  • Cotter’s Corner

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    To date, President Donald Trump has been on an expedited pace, with the cooperation of Republicans in the Senate, to get his federal judiciary nominees confirmed. One Supreme Court justice, 21 circuit court judges and 20 district court judges have been confirmed.
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  • Sporting Judgment

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    The Rams defense creates a dangerous condition for opposing NFL offenses whenever it’s on the field; last week, a jury found that the team allowed a dangerous condition to exist on the sideline as well.
  • Time-out

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    July 1 will mark a new fiscal year for the National Basketball Association and the official beginning of free agency for the 2018-19 NBA season. After four years in a row of the Golden State Warriors facing the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA finals, the pressure is rising for other teams to seize opportunities to acquire top available talent and create greater competition within the league.
  • The Power of Lifting

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    Over the last several months, my lifting partner and I have been doing programs that incorporate both bodybuilding and powerlifting.
  • Non-Billable Hours
  • Opening Statement

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    There were just a few surprises in Lookingglass Theatre’s production of “20,000 Leagues Under the Seas” which will be running through Aug. 19.
  • Non-Billable Hours

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    In 1972, “Super Fly,” a low-budget crime drama starring 35-year-old Ron O’Neal as the dashing drug dealer Youngblood Priest, was considered a breakthrough.
  • Opening Statement

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    For starters, I was not looking forward to Suzan-Lori Parks’ play “Father Comes Home From the Wars Parts 1, 2 & 3” currently at Goodman Theatre’s Owens Theater through June 24.
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