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    In 2014, before Lt. Sara Naden applied for a line-of-duty disability pension from the Sugar Grove Fire Protection District pension fund, she submitted a 16–page, single-spaced complaint to the district accusing three of her co-workers — Brendan Moran, Jason Nichols and Mike Warner — as being among the culprits who had been harassing her at work since 2006.
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  • Federal Courts

    Today’s case involves the dismissal of a claim for Title IX discrimination that pleaded student-on-student physical harassment at school, but nothing showing that the harassment was based upon sex.
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    This December marks the bicentennial of Illinois’ statehood. Much fanfare and celebration will take place later in the year as we near the historic date of Dec. 3, 1818. This column looks at the Illinois Supreme Court and its original justices.
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    Experts, like all witnesses, have an absolute privilege from civil suit arising from “pertinent and material” testimony, reports or other communications made during litigation.
    Sporting Judgment

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