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  • Trial Notebook

    Sentenced to 13 years in prison after his fifth conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol, Jackie V. Harris presented what the Illinois Appellate Court called “a rather novel argument regarding what constitutes evidence from stipulated testimony in what appears to be a stipulated bench trial.”
  • Federal Courts

    In today’s case, U.S. District Judge Manish S. Shah offers some valuable insights and case references on the tests to determine whether class certification is warranted.
  • Global IP

    In a classic comedy skit from the first season of “Saturday Night Live” in 1975, Chevy Chase and Richard Pryor portrayed a potential employer and job seeker in what can only been described as the job interview from hell.
  • E-Discovery and Technology

    A recent opinion in a case against Ford Motor Co. over unintentional vehicle acceleration demonstrates why it is often inadvisable to let data custodians collect their own electronic documents for discovery in litigation.
  • Lawyers' Forum

    In medical-malpractice cases involving solely iatrogenic loss (e.g., harm of or relating to medical treatment), the plaintiff bears the burden of proof in establishing that medical negligence was more probably the cause than not the cause of his or her ultimate injury. When an iatrogenic cause combines with an innocent cause, such as an underlying medical condition of the patient, the plaintiffs often pursue a cause of action under the “loss of chance” doctrine and its arguably relaxed burden of proof.
  • Lawyers' Forum

    Can every player in or contributor to a movie make “Swiss cheese” out of the copyright status of that motion picture by owning a copyright to his or her performance or contribution?
    Sporting Judgment
  • Lex Sportiva

    The recent downfall of Jared Fogle, the Subway dieter that became the face of the brand, brings to mind an issue common to both sports and entertainment law — morals clauses.
  • MINNEAPOLIS — Adrian Peterson was reinstated by the NFL in April. He rejoined the Minnesota Vikings in June. He even got a new contract in July with the guaranteed money he was seeking.
  • The Laws of Fitness

    Race Judicata, a 5K in Grant Park, is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 10. A field of 3,400 participated last year. Are you ready?
  • Non-Billable Hours
  • Amicus Scriptor

    Although I fully retired from the practice of law a few months ago, as we approach September I again feel — as I do every year — the “back-to-school” excitement of my youth. New teacher! New clothes! (Well, at least a new uniform!) New school supplies!
  • LOS ANGELES — The fabled Goodyear Blimp is retiring.
  • Recipes

    When it gets hot, quench your thirst with a watermelon beverage.
  • The Final Draught

    India pale ale — IPA for short — is the beer style where many drinkers began their path toward beer geekdom. Even the diviest of dive bars in Chicago is likely to offer Lagunitas IPA or Revolution Anti-Hero IPA these days.
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