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In a written opinion this week, a Chicago federal judge dismissed a proposed class-action suit alleging McDonald’s restaurants’ refusal to serve pedestrian customers through its drive-thru windows violates the Americans with Disabilities Act. AP Photo/Richard Drew, File

No standing to challenge McDonald’s drive-thrus

A disgruntled customer has no standing to challenge a restaurant chain’s policy of barring pedestrians from using its drive-thru windows, a federal judge held.
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Hat in hand, Lincoln library asks for funds

SPRINGFIELD — Leaders of the state-run Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum testified before the Illinois House Tourism Committee Tuesday, asking for help paying off millions of dollars in debt used to purchase artifacts.

Law School Notes

Loyola law school team earn Tang competition trophy

For the second year in a row, a two-person team from Loyola University Chicago School of Law won the Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition national championship.

Jail guard’s retaliation suit can proceed

A federal judge declined to throw out a jail guard’s lawsuit alleging she got flak from her supervisors because a colleague identified her in his bias complaint as a witness.

California jury awards $30M to Simmons Hanly Conroy asbestos client 

Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC attorneys in California and downstate Alton obtained a $30 million verdict in a case against the world’s largest plastic and PVC pipe manufacturer on behalf of a former construction worker man diagnosed with mesothelioma.

In 101st General Assembly, expect the same leaders

A new governor will enter the Capitol in January, but the state legislature will most likely have the same leaders.

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Trial Notebook

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Widow had right to will as she willed

The million-dollar question when Alma Zivin passed away nine years after signing a 2004 will that gave nothing to Hebrew University of Jerusalem was whether the joint will Alma and her late husband Israel Zivin signed in 1983 was a joint-and-mutual will under which a big bequest to the school became irrevocable when Israel died in 1984.

Legal History

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November 20

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

The Buzz

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Stay in front of the new tax act and give to charitable causes

A closer examination of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act opens the door to strategically planned giving for charitable contributions.

Sports Marketing Playbook

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For Nike, Kaepernick worth the risk

Taking on controversial issues as part of a marketing campaign is a bold move that possibly only the biggest and most established sports brands can pull off successfully.

Beyond the Playing Field

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Youngest Ball could bridge gap between pros, college

LaMelo Ball, youngest son of LaVar Ball and brother of Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball, might be coming to a high school gym or college arena near you. The much-traveled youngest Ball brother recently announced his desire to play college basketball and enrolled at an Ohio high school.

Opening Statement

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Looking ahead to the CBA’s Bar Show

Long before The Capitol Steps, “Saturday Night Live,” Second City, and all the late-night comedy shows, there was a group of clever Chicago lawyers who, since 1923, used parodies of popular songs, witty dialogue and burlesque humor to lampoon and skewer national and local politicians and celebrities in a production called “Christmas Spirits.”

Opening Statement

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Janet Ulrich Brooks wows as Maria Callas in ‘Master Class’

In the past year, I have seen the remarkable Chicago actress Janet Ulrich Brooks in two distinctive TimeLine Theatre productions, each performance as different from the other as night and day.

Social Scene

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Judges symposium

Cook County Circuit Judge James P. Flannery Jr. gestures to a member of the audience during a discussion on case management during Law Bulletin Seminars’ ninth annual Symposium with the Judges on Nov. 14 at the Westin Chicago River North. Flannery, presiding judge of the court’s Law Division, was joined on the panel by Circuit Judges Kathy M. Flanagan (right) and Christopher E. Lawler. The discussion, the first of four panels that day, was led by Clifford Law Offices associate Sarah F. King (left, background). Law Bulletin Seminars is a division of Law Bulletin Media, the parent company of the Daily Law Bulletin. Photo provided by Clifford …
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WBAI Top Women Lawyers in Leadership

Pictured are the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois 2018 Top Women Lawyers in Leadership Award-winners (left to right): Felicia L. Frazer, managing partner of Odelsen Sterk Ltd.; Debra Lee Nahrstadt, managing counsel of BP; Nancy E. Paridy, senior vice president and chief administrative officer for Shirley Ryan AbilityLab; and Catherine Coyne Reiter, partner at Hughes Socol Piers Resnick Dym Ltd. The WBAI dinner was Nov. 14 at Hotel Allegro. Photo provided by the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois/Bill Richert
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WBAI Top Women Lawyers in Leadership

The Women’s Bar Association of Illinois held its 2018 Top Women Lawyers in Leadership Awards dinner on Nov. 14 at Hotel Allegro. This year’s inductees were Felicia L. Frazer, managing partner of Odelsen Sterk Ltd.; Debra Lee Nahrstadt, managing counsel of BP; Nancy E. Paridy, senior vice president and chief administrative officer for Shirley Ryan AbilityLab; and Catherine Coyne Reiter, partner at Hughes Socol Piers Resnick Dym, Ltd. Pictured at the event are Frazier (left) and Paridy (center) laughing with WBAI President Karie J. Valentino, a partner at Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP. Photo provided by the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois/Bill Richert
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Schmetterer gets Rovner award from Jewish judges

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Jack B. Schmetterer received the Ilana Diamond Rovner Lifetime Achievement Award from U.S. District Judge Ilana Diamond Rovner on Nov. 8 at the Jewish Judges Association of Illinois’ 16th annual award and installation dinner at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. Photo provided by the Jewish Judges Association

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