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  • Trial Notebook

    Accused of chiseling on Illinois sales taxes by misclassifying purchases of dishwashers and over-the-range microwave ovens as tax-exempt “construction contracts” based on agreements to install the appliances, Best Buy Stores’ motion to dismiss Richard and Ralph Lindblom’s qui tam complaint argued that an audit by the state Department of Revenue — plus administrative proceedings before an “informal conference board” about a proposed tax assessment — triggered the government-action bar provided by Section 4(e)(3) of the Illinois False Claims Act.
  • Lawyers' Forum

    Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure governs class litigation in federal courts; however, Rule 23 does not address issues concerning the timeliness of claims, tolling of the applicable limitation periods or the revival of class claims if individual claims are tolled.
  • Mediation Circus

    This is the second of Mike Panter’s two-part interview with California mediator Jeff Kichaven on the proper role of a mediator in settlement negotiations. The first half was published in the June 27 edition.
  • Professionalism on Point

    As laws, rules and processes change to allow for better and more secure data storage and transmission, law firms join other industries working to reduce their paper and physical storage use and costs by “going to the cloud” with their data.
  • Criminal Procedure

    A concept that in the 1990s seemed to be losing ground now seems on the way to at least a partial recovery.
  • Cotter’s Corner

    This Cotter’s Corner reflects on President Trump’s chosen nominee to become the 114th Supreme Court justice, Brett Kavanaugh.
    Sporting Judgment

  • OXON HILL, Md. — Camera lighting made beads of sweat emerge from Tony Elliott’s forehead as he fielded questions ranging from football philosophy to something he could share about his private life. — Free read
  • Sports Marketing Playbook

    The Indiana Supreme Court is set to weigh in on whether online fantasy sports companies need the consent of athletes to use their names, pictures and statistics in their video contests and in advertising their contests.

  • The day after James announced he is leaving Cleveland as a free agent for the second time since 2010, anger gave way to acceptance. — Free read
  • Non-Billable Hours
  • Opening Statement

    There is a very unique theatrical experience awaiting you at the Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park Road, one of Chicago’s newest theater venues, where its current production of “Southern Gothic” has again been extended by popular demand to Dec. 9.
  • Book Review

    Attorneys have long been referred to in many ways: lawyer, advocate, counselor. Elyn R. Saks’ book “The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness” details her voyage to becoming an attorney and captures her diagnosis of schizophrenia through vivid recollections from her childhood to the present.

  • Not since Animal of Muppets fame, against the advice of Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker, ingested Insta-Growth pills has a movie had as much fun with scale as “Ant-Man and The Wasp.” — Free read
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