• SPRINGFIELD — A state law on liability, the Joint Tortfeasor Contribution Act, has two policy goals: encourage settlements and divvy up damages equally among the parties in a lawsuit.
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    In a fight between a father and his minor daughter about the allocation of a $750,000 wrongful-death settlement from a child welfare agency in a case involving a younger daughter — Marshana Philpot-Willis — who drowned when their mother allegedly left the 7- and 17-month-old sisters unattended while bathing, a Cook County judge awarded 60 percent to Martell Willis Jr. and 40 percent to Lamariana Philpot-Willis.
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    Recently, a group of business executives in Milwaukee asked me to present on “what is a mediation.” Normally, I give this type of talk to lawyers and insurers who have familiarity with what mediators do. We talk about what makes a mediation effective.
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    At the end of January, I had the privilege of speaking at Legalweek 2018. The conference, focused primarily on larger law firms, is a reimagining of the traditional LegalTech conference started in 1982.
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    To some lawyers, all facts are created equal. — Felix Frankfurter
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    The 1st District Appellate Court recently upheld the validity of a one-year contractual suit limitations provision for seeking underinsured motorist coverage under an automobile liability policy.
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    I am the RTA’s general counsel and the first woman of African descent to hold this position (something that truthfully I would never considered until now). When I was first approached about writing this piece, I wasn’t sure what to say.
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