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Ronald Flores died after Rebecca Hess sued him for the devastating injuries she suffered when a rear porch collapsed in 2004 at an apartment building he owned and managed, along with his wife, Charlotte Kathryn Klink, on West Summerdale Avenue in Chicago.
In today’s case, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals provides guidance on when a court may reduce attorney fees and so-called incentive pay in a suit for unsolicited faxes.
As we move toward the end of summer, our nation appears to continue on a slow but certain erosion of the Rule of Law. Several things have happened this past week or so that suggest such erosion.
For litigants, access to the federal courts is often a highly sought-after commodity. However, jurisdiction is not always easy to establish.
Moving back to the city, I quickly learned that aldermen are our busiest mediators.
In a recent decision, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois continued its trend of invalidating employment agreements, this time in regard to a nonsolicitation provision it determined to be overly broad.