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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks with the audience at Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago on Monday. Ginsburg expressed the hope that partisanship could be removed from the Supreme Court affirmation process. – Photo provided by the University of Chicago/Jean Lachat

At U. of C., Ginsburg reflects on past

When Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was asked how the court has changed since she took the bench 26 years ago, she instead focused on how it hasn’t.

OxyContin maker reportedly seeking $12B global settlement

Purdue Pharma and the thousands of state and local governments suing the maker of OxyContin over the nation’s deadly opioid crisis are negotiating a $10 billion to $12 billion settlement under which the Sackler family would give up ownership of the company, according to published reports.

More high court funds will benefit local services

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois’ judicial branch will use its first budget increase in six years in part to alleviate costs paid by local governments, court officials said.

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Veil-piercing effort leads to $800,000

Unable to collect on an $800,835 Indiana judgment against Northridge Builders Inc., Anthony and Mary Carol Puntillo sued Dave Knecht Homes LLC and David and Karen Knecht in Chicago alleging (1) Dave Knecht Homes was a “mere continuation” of Northridge and (2) the Knechts were personally liable for the state court award because Northridge was their “alter ego.”

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