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  • Trial Notebook

    After a Cook County judge rejected landlady Lezette Milton’s argument that her tenant Bourama Thera’s counterclaim for lost profits was not “germane” under the Forcible Entry and Detainer Act, Milton struck out at trial, got hit with two contempt orders and was ordered to pay Thera’s economic losses.
  • Expert Opinions

    Here’s an expert-related holding from Campbell v. Autenrieb, 2018 IL App (5th) 170148: Prior to admission, a defendant must establish the relevance of a plaintiff’s prior medical condition through expert witness testimony.
  • Legal History

    Chester A. Arthur became the 21st president after the death of James A. Garfield 80 days after he was shot by an assassin. Arthur served out the remainder of Garfield’s term until 1885 and chose not to run again. Some refer to him as the “most forgotten U.S. president.”
  • Mediation Circus

    I really enjoy helping lawyers with case problems. Recently, I heard from a plaintiff’s lawyer asking what to do about a cruddy client.
  • Modern Family

    Under the Illinois Domestic Violence Act (750 ILCS 60/101, et seq.), a civil order of protection is available to victims “abused” by persons with whom they have a dating, familial or household relationship.
  • Beyond the Playing Field

    In early September, Nike announced that Kaepernick, who has a pending grievance against the NFL for collusion, would be the face of its 30th anniversary Just Do It campaign.
    Sporting Judgment

  • An endorsement deal between Nike and Colin Kaepernick prompted a flood of debate last Tuesday as sports fans reacted to the apparel giant backing an athlete known mainly for starting a wave of protests among NFL players of police brutality, racial inequality and other social issues. — Free read
  • Sports Marketing Playbook

    As a handful of states allow sports gambling/wagering, the National Basketball Association has named MGM Resorts International its official gaming partner, the first deal between a professional sports league and a casino operator in the United States.
  • Lex Sportiva

    Tyrone Keys, a former professional football player from 1983 to 1989, recently filed a lawsuit in the Middle District of Florida alleging that the Bert Bell/Pete Rozelle NFL Player Retirement Plan and the NFL Player Disability and Neurocognitive Benefit Plan wrongfully stopped his disability payments and, subsequently, refused to reinstate the payouts.
  • Non-Billable Hours
  • Opening Statement

    The late August Wilson’s play “Radio Golf,” the last in his series of 10 insightful dramas about African-American life in the 20th century — including Pulitzer Prize-winners “Fences” (1987) and “The Piano Lesson” (1990) — is currently being performed through Oct. 6 at Hyde Park’s Court Theatre.
  • Letter to the Editor

    Mary Seminara Schostok is a justice on the 2nd District Appellate Court based in Elgin. She is also the former president of the Illinois Judges Association, the current chair of the Judges Retirement System, a trustee on the Illinois State Board of Investments, a commissioner on the Illinois Courts Commission and a mother of three. — Free read
  • The Laws of Fitness

    We all know lawyers have an unhealthy obsession with competition. Here are ways to channel your drive to win!
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