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  • Trial Notebook

    Appealing from a final judgment for U.S. Bank in a mortgage foreclosure case, Mario A. and Martha D. Lopez argued the trial judge erred in striking their affirmative defense that the bank lacked standing to sue. This defense was based on a missing link in the chain of endorsements for the promissory note attached to the original complaint.
  • Insurance Matters

    The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, construing Illinois law, recently held that an insured’s 21-month delay in notifying its auto insurer of an accident involving what appeared to be a relatively minor injury was unreasonable.
  • Cotter’s Corner

    We have over the last several years used this column to discuss matters of lawyers and technology and the importance that we understand the risks and benefits of technology.
  • Legal History

    James Shields, a former Illinois Supreme Court justice, began a term as a U.S. senator from Missouri. He had previously served in the Senate representing Illinois from 1849 to 1855 and from Minnesota from 1858 to 1859. He is the only senator to serve three different states.
  • Lawyers' Forum

    As the Commodity Futures Trading Commission embraces a model that encourages the self-reporting of trade practice violations by market participants directly to the commission, many questions arise as to how the new paradigm will affect the punitive impact on individuals and proprietary firms.
  • Modern Family

    A recent study from The Pew Charitable Trusts found that 2.9 million children were living with their grandparents. This number is likely to increase as a consequence of the current opioid crisis.
    Sporting Judgment

  • PHILADELPHIA — Binge drinking for hours in stadium parking lots, a few Philly fans flexed their beer muscles with throws that were as on point as Nick Foles connecting with his Eagles receivers. — Free read
  • Sports Torts

    Time’s Up for Dr. Larry Nassar. The devious and despicable actions of the former USA Gymnastics National Team physician and national medical coordinator are painfully detailed in the victim impact statements of more than 140 women accusing Nassar of sexual abuse over the course of his career.
  • The Laws of Fitness

    In the spirit of the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics being held in South Korea, here are some of the more interesting winter Olympic sports you can try near Chicago …
  • Non-Billable Hours
  • Non-Billable Hours

    Jim Lovell, commander of the fateful Apollo 13 lunar mission, sat four rows in front of a reporter on the opening night of Ron Howard’s “Apollo 13” at Navy Pier.

  • BOSTON — Eight months after ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez hanged himself in prison, a new book by bestselling author James Patterson is reviving unanswered questions. Patterson spoke with The Associated Press on Friday about what he calls “the most fascinating, complicated and troubling crime story of our times.”
  • Non-Billable Hours

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