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  • Trial Notebook

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    Presenting what the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals called a “knotty problem” about supplemental jurisdiction in a case about allegedly leaky windows manufactured by a company referred to as Ply Gem, a handful of unhappy homeowners joined Prolite Building Supply in a state court lawsuit that was removed to federal court based on the diverse citizenship of Prolite and Ply Gem.
  • Cotter’s Corner

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    As we move toward the end of summer, our nation appears to continue on a slow but certain erosion of the Rule of Law. Several things have happened this past week or so that suggest such erosion.
  • Tully’s Law

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    For litigants, access to the federal courts is often a highly sought-after commodity. However, jurisdiction is not always easy to establish.
  • Mediation Circus

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    Moving back to the city, I quickly learned that aldermen are our busiest mediators.
  • Lawyers' Forum

    In a recent decision, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois continued its trend of invalidating employment agreements, this time in regard to a nonsolicitation provision it determined to be overly broad.
  • Insurance Matters

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    The 4th District Appellate Court recently held that allegations of “willful” misconduct by an attorney serving as co-trustee of a trust negated the duty to defend by the attorney’s professional liability carrier.
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