• A state appeals panel ruled Wednesday that the city must pay a $58 million arbitration award to the operators of the garages beneath Millennium Park and Grant Park for a breach of their lease and concession deal. — Today's free read
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  • Trial Notebook

    The immunities and special protections that the Illinois General Assembly granted to public entities in the Local Governmental and Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act extends to “any not-for-profit corporation organized for the purpose of conducting public business.”
  • Lawyers' Forum

    Of all of the numbers that are part of your daily personal life, which are important enough to keep private? Your Social Security number? Definitely. Your date of birth? Maybe — depending on how cautious (and how old) you are. But what about your ZIP code?
  • Lawyers' Forum

    Illinois Supreme Court Rule 114, which took effect May 1, 2013, requires mortgage lenders to “comply with the requirements of any loss mitigation program which applies to the subject mortgage loan” prior to moving for a judgment of foreclosure.
  • Cotter’s Corner

    In the history of the U.S. Constitution, only one amendment has been ratified and become part of the Constitution and then removed by another amendment.
  • This Day In Legal History

    See if you know what happened on This Day in Legal History with Karen Conti.
  • Federal Courts

    Today’s 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals case answers two questions which frequently arise under a commercial general liability policy: Is faulty workmanship resulting in suit an “occurrence”? And, when does the “products-completed operations” exclusion bar coverage?
  • Workplace Issues

    Employees who are unable to continue working due to medical issues often accept severance payments in exchange for releasing their employers from liability. However, by doing so, acceptance of a severance payment in exchange for a release may preclude a subsequent claim seeking disability benefits.
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  • MINNEAPOLIS — Adrian Peterson’s hearing for the appeal of his suspension will be held on Dec. 2. And it will not be in front of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
  • The Power of Lifting

    As we get older, we notice minor aches and pains. It’s all a part of aging.
  • PHILADELPHIA — Nike is pulling back on plans for a shoe that sneakily honors Allen Iverson after the former NBA superstar questioned whether the company could use his old number and team colors while he’s endorsed by rival Reebok.
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  • On the Job

    With Thanksgiving approaching, this is a great time to step back and reflect. It’s also a good time to address a question many attorneys regularly ask me: Whether it’s possible (and how) to transition their practices from one area to another.
  • The Nommery

    Get into the "refrigerator oatmeal" trend with this recipe from Amy Aebersold.
  • NEW YORK — The good news for Thanksgiving travelers? The price of gas is at five-year lows. The bad news? A lot more people will be on the road.
  • Literary Argument

    In my last column, purportedly about non-fiction literature and the law, I wrote of mistakes as related in memoir, such as Daniel Menaker’s “My Mistake.” I also wrote briefly of one of my own mistakes. With the thought of memoir, mistakes, non-fiction and law in mind, let’s take a slight turn.
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