Speaking at a news conference Friday flanked by her attorneys, Dasha Davis said she was thankful a Cook County jury believed her and not the city of Chicago’s account about her father, who was fatally shot by police officers in 2014. – David Thomas

$5M award to estate of man fatally shot by police

A Cook County jury on Thursday awarded more than $5 million to the daughter of a man killed by Chicago police in May 2014.

As Mueller bows out, legal perils far from over

President Donald Trump may be reveling in what he sees as “complete and total exoneration” from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, but his legal perils are far from over.

In Chambers

Suburban judge has a flair for the academic

Twelfth Judicial Circuit Judge John C. Anderson once bought a beer for Antonin G. Scalia.

$12.5M for paralyzed CTA rider

The Chicago Transit Authority Board agreed to a $12.5 million settlement with a man who was severely injured when a bus driver stopped abruptly to avoid a cat.

High court disbars three, suspends 13 in discipline cases

In its latest round of disciplinary orders, the Illinois Supreme Court disbarred three attorneys and suspended 13.

Bill to protect students’ rights takes aim at Naperville suicide

After a Naperville student committed suicide after being questioned by school administrators and a resource officer without his parents in the room, a lawmaker has introduced a bill to require a parent or parental designee to be present when a student is being questioned about criminal activity.

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Trial Notebook


Justices find no reason to grant motion

Asking the Illinois Supreme Court for a writ of prohibition to block sentencing after he was convicted of a questionable crime — “unlawfully acting as a timber buying agent for multiple licensed timber buyers” — Kenin Edwards persuaded three justices he faces up to a year in jail for a nonexistent misdemeanor.

Letter to the Editor

Letter: Denied mandamus shows justice is two-tiered

Patrick F. Cassidy is an attorney from Berwyn. He writes in response to the Daily Law Bulletin’s coverage last week of the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Raoul v. Gaughan mandamus petition.

Through Glazed Eyes


Bryce Harper: Phillies’ solution or baseball’s long-running problem?

Staff ace Aaron Nola was headed to salary arbitration weeks ago until he reached a four-year, $45 million deal with the Philadelphia Phillies. “I don’t play specifically for the money,” he actually said after signing his contract, “I play for the love of the game. I play for my teammates.”

Opening Statement


‘Little Shop of Horrors’ back on stage

Just when you thought it was safe to walk into a flower shop again, “Little Shop of Horrors,” with music by Alan Menken and book and lyrics by Howard Ashman, has returned — this time to the stage of the Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Ave., in Lakeview, and running until April 28.

Non-Billable Hours


A low-stakes ‘Captain Marvel’ backstory now to save the universe later

Captain Marvel” has one job. That job is to explain the origin story of its titular shero well enough to justify her role in saving the universe when “Avengers: Endgame” opens on April 26.

Opening Statement


‘Choir of Man’ rocks, but ‘Bronx Tale’ not as meaty as ‘Todd’

Did you hear the one about the theater critic who walked into a bar? Sounds like the setup to a punchline — but in fact that’s what critics and audiences are doing this month at Chicago Shakespeare on Navy Pier.

Non-Billable Hours


Close, but no cigar: Where’s the Academy’s love for Glenn?

Glenn Close’s 2019 Oscars dress weighed 42 pounds — 4 million tiny glass beads, hand-sewn on sheaths of golden fabric formed into a shimmering caftan — the vestment of a Hollywood high priestess.

Social Scene


Salvi Law at career day

Salvi Schostok & Pritchard P.C. partners Tara R. Devine and Jennifer L. Ashley presented about the legal profession during a career day program last week at Butterfield School in north-suburban Libertyville. The two helped students hold a mock trial in the case of B.B. Wolf v. Curly Pig. Photo provided by Salvi Schostok & Pritchard P.C.

ABA’s Carlson at DePaul

American Bar Association president Bob Carlson, a shareholder with Corette Black Carlson & Mickelson P.C. in Butte, Mont., visited with students at the DePaul University College of Law on March 12. Photo provided by DePaul University/Jeff Carrion

WBAI judicial reception

The Women’s Bar Association of Illinois hosted its annual judicial reception on March 7 at the Chicago Cultural Center. This year, WBAI honored four judges: (left to right) Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Lloyd A. Karmeier, U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Ilana Diamond Rovner, former Cook County Circuit Judge Russell W. Hartigan and 1st District Appellate Court Justice Joy V. Cunningham.

CBF’ Campaign Kickoff

Winston & Strawn LLP hosted the kickoff reception for The Chicago Bar Foundation’s 2019 Investing In Justice Campaign on March 6. It’s the 13th year the CBF has held the campaign, which runs throughout March with more than 150 firms and organizations participating. Last year’s campaign raised $2.3 million in grants. Pictured at last week’s reception are Linda T. Coberly (left), Chicago managing partner at Winston & Strawn and the 2019 campaign chair, and CBF President Carrie J. Di Santo (right) of CME Group. Photo provided by The Chicago Bar Foundation

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