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  • Trial Notebook

    David Patchak scored a win on sovereign immunity and standing the first time his lawsuit against the secretary of the Interior about a parcel of land called the Bradley property went to the U.S. Supreme Court — but Congress targeted the case on remand with a laser-beam law that says litigation about the Bradley property “shall not be filed or maintained in a federal court and shall be promptly dismissed.”
  • 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.
  • Insurance Matters

    The 1st District Appellate Court recently held that Illinois’ “estoppel doctrine” does not apply to claims-made policies where the reporting of the claim is made outside of the reporting period.
  • Cotter’s Corner

    Happy Constitution Day. For anyone asking what that is, it’s the day that commemorates the occasion 231 years ago when 39 brave delegates from the 12 states represented at the Constitutional Convention signed the great document.
  • Prosecution and Procedure

    Stipulations, if done correctly, can often eliminate issues on appeal, make proceedings more understandable and synthesize a case for the fact-finder. For these reasons, stipulations ought to be encouraged whenever appropriate.
  • Legal History

    See if you know what happened on this day in Legal History with Karen Conti.
    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.
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  • Opening Statement

    As I have frequently noted in the past, one of my most memorable moments in theater was April 6, 1968, when I was attending a touring production of “Mame” at the Shubert Theatre following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and the city was torn by riots.
  • Practice in the City

    It has been quite some time since I put pen to paper for anything not related to the law or the legal profession. Ironically, I do enjoy writing, but like with many things in our adult lives, hobbies take a back seat to more pressing commitments.
  • Non-Billable Hours

    Adolf Eichmann, one of the main architects of the Holocaust, did not follow his Fuhrer’s lead at the end of the war in 1945 by killing himself to cheat justice.
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