• Cook County jurors on Tuesday awarded $47.5 million to the mother of a young boy who suffered anoxic brain damage during a two-minute trip from a post-surgery recovery room to the pediatric floor at St. Alexius Medical Center.
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    Accused of harassing a 14-year-old with robocalls to her cellphone in an attempt to collect on her mother’s credit card debt, Credit One Bank argued that the teenager, A.D., was bound by an arbitration clause in its agreement with her mom, Judith Serrano.
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    We all know the age old saying “there is no ‘I’ in team.” Such a saying is relevant to many aspects of everyday life, including divorce proceedings.
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    On May 30, Illinois ratified the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. When I heard the news, my mind went back to the first ERA fight in Illinois in the 1970s, a fight in which I took part.
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    As 2017 drew to a close, the changes to federal tax code took over news headlines and many missed a material change to Illinois filing fees when Gov. Bruce Rauner signed SB 867 into law. The bill slashed the filing fees charged by the state for limited liability companies or LLCs.
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    Today’s case is a 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that addresses the Indiana Product Liability Act requirement for expert testimony on causation when the issue is beyond the understanding of laypersons.
  • Cotter’s Corner

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    To date, President Donald Trump has been on an expedited pace, with the cooperation of Republicans in the Senate, to get his federal judiciary nominees confirmed. One Supreme Court justice, 21 circuit court judges and 20 district court judges have been confirmed.
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    The Rams defense creates a dangerous condition for opposing NFL offenses whenever it’s on the field; last week, a jury found that the team allowed a dangerous condition to exist on the sideline as well.
  • Time-out

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    July 1 will mark a new fiscal year for the National Basketball Association and the official beginning of free agency for the 2018-19 NBA season. After four years in a row of the Golden State Warriors facing the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA finals, the pressure is rising for other teams to seize opportunities to acquire top available talent and create greater competition within the league.
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    Over the last several months, my lifting partner and I have been doing programs that incorporate both bodybuilding and powerlifting.
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    For starters, I was not looking forward to Suzan-Lori Parks’ play “Father Comes Home From the Wars Parts 1, 2 & 3” currently at Goodman Theatre’s Owens Theater through June 24.
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    “Ocean’s 8” employs the most densely woman-studded cast in recent memory to round out what could have been a feminist trifecta that included “Ocean’s 8,” “Bridesmaids” and “Wonder Woman. Regrettably, “Ocean’s 8” will not be standing in the winner’s circle.

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    Andre Leon Talley is monumental in his corporal form, his personal journey and his fashion eminence.
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