• Lawyers who were fired two months before their client followed their advice and settled his product-liability lawsuit for $250,000 are entitled to be paid for their work, a federal appeals court has held.
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  • Trial Notebook

    Mark Richardson did not blame his weight — 594 pounds as of September 2010 — on any underlying physiological disorder, U.S. District Judge John Robert Blakey recounted when ruling on cross motions for summary judgment in Richardson’s lawsuit against the Chicago Transit Authority for allegedly violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by terminating his employment as a bus driver based on his obesity.
  • Through Glazed Eyes

    The past four spring training columns have each covered the progress of a class-action lawsuit in which minor league players sought to obtain what Major League Baseball, supreme ruler of the minor leagues, was unwilling to provide: a living wage.
  • Legal History

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

    With the whirlwind of recent amendments to the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act, which have been rolling out on an almost semiannual basis since Jan. 1, 2016, and the upcoming changes to the Internal Revenue Code, which will eliminate the income tax deduction for maintenance beginning on Jan. 1, divorce practitioners are currently in the midst of having to constantly readjust maintenance and child support calculations to keep pace with the various amendments.
  • Legal History

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

    Today’s case is a 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision based upon Indiana law and highlights a glaring deficiency in a homeowner’s policy that covered a total loss caused by fire by paying the “actual cash value” of the loss — but without defining that term.
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