Trial Notebook


Last-minute defense not appropriate

Linda Reed argued she was ambushed during litigation with Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital when — after the curtain closed on discovery for her discrimination claim under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act — the Milwaukee hospital requested summary judgment based on an argument it didn’t previously mention or allege as an affirmative defense.

Opening Statement


A jealous tyrant and a kid in a bear costume at ‘Winter’s Tale’

Jealousy is the most insidious emotion in human nature. It can not only destroy the one experiencing it but all those around him. This is precisely what happens in Act I of William Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale,” directed by Robert Falls at the Goodman Theatre through June 9.

Backward Glances

Law Bulletin headlines this week in history.

Letter to the Editor

Letter: Rule 39 process doesn’t serve everyone

Robert Balanoff is a Cook County circuit judge serving in the Child Protection Division. He writes to the Daily Law Bulletin about changing the associate judge election process to promote diversity.

Modern Family


During a divorce, a therapist is as important as a good lawyer

As May is Mental Health Awareness Month, it is important to be aware of the issues we face and in a divorce to seek the help we need, not only as to one’s legal rights, but also for one’s mental health.

Lawyers' Forum

In defense of the opening session in mediation

“We’d like to waive the opening session.” As the mediator in personal-injury, professional liability and employment cases, I hear it time and again. The reasons vary: “We all know the case”; “Our time is limited so let’s just get right to the negotiations”; or “Last time I did an opening, it was a disaster.”

Lex Sportiva


Avenatti caught in a web created by his doing

Despite significant evidence of wrongdoing by Nike, Michael Avenatti’s information dump has inflicted more legal consequences upon him than Nike or college basketball’s reputation.

Sports Marketing Playbook


Use of athletes’ health data looms large for players, leagues

The collection of data from professional athletes has sparked ongoing discussion about the ownership and use of that data, including the rights of athletes to monetize their own information and how to protect their privacy.

Sports Torts


Exploding shoe enough to make risk-adverse crowd cringe

Zion Williamson, the freshman phenom from Duke, exploded onto the college basketball scene this season. While he will not be competing in next weekend’s Final Four due to his team’s loss to Michigan State, he has captured the country’s attention this March while carrying his team to the Elite Eight in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.

Opening Statement


Tony nominees show evolution of musical theater over decades

This week the nominations for the Tony Award for Best Original Musical were announced. The winner of the 73rd annual award will be named on June 9.

Non-Billable Hours


Jordan Peele may leave you puzzled in powerful ‘Us’

Writer-director Jordan Peele’s chilling “Us” continues to haunt long after the theater lights go up.

Opening Statement


Goodman’s ‘Sweat’ tells of small-town economic troubles

On Nov. 8, 2016, what some considered to be a seemingly impossible event took place.
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