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  • Trial Notebook

    Four banks that paid millions of dollars to reimburse credit card customers victimized by thieves who hacked into the computer system of Schnucks, a St. Louis-based company that owns more than 100 stores in the Midwest, sued the grocery chain in federal court based on Missouri and Illinois tort law plus the Illinois Consumer Fraud Act.
  • Federal Courts

    Today’s case offers guidance in presenting evidence in a Social Security disability claim before an administrative law judge using the standard five-step test to evaluate conflicting medical testimony on the nature and extent of the claimant’s alleged disability.
  • Lawyers' Forum

    A former director with Medix Staffing Solutions Inc., a Chicago-based staffing agency, had an employment agreement containing a noncompete clause that restricted him from any affiliation “with the ownership, management, operation or control” of any business in competition with Medix, either directly or indirectly.
  • Toxic Tort Talk

    The Delaware Supreme Court recently redefined the scope of manufacturer liability in take-home asbestos exposure cases by deciding an employee’s spouse, harmed by take-home asbestos exposure, may sue the asbestos product manufacturer if it failed to provide warnings to the spouse’s employer.
  • Woodwise Ethics

    Here is Part 2 of the trending issues in legal ethics and the legal profession.
  • Lawyers' Forum

    Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure governs class litigation in federal courts; however, Rule 23 does not address issues concerning the timeliness of claims, tolling of the applicable limitation periods or the revival of class claims if individual claims are tolled.
    Sporting Judgment

  • NEW YORK — Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon may not need Jacob deGrom or Noah Syndergaard to bring a championship to New York this year. — Free read
  • Beyond the Playing Field

    Eastern Michigan University, which has faced financial difficulties in recent years, is now the subject of two lawsuits in the aftermath of its recent decision to cut four varsity athletic teams, including women’s tennis, softball, men’s wrestling, and men’s swimming and diving.
  • The Power of Lifting

    In the last Power of Lifting on June 19, we discussed the four-days-per-week program I have been working on.
  • Non-Billable Hours
  • Opening Statement

    There is a very unique theatrical experience awaiting you at the Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park Road, one of Chicago’s newest theater venues, where its current production of “Southern Gothic” has again been extended by popular demand to Dec. 9.
  • Book Review

    Attorneys have long been referred to in many ways: lawyer, advocate, counselor. Elyn R. Saks’ book “The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness” details her voyage to becoming an attorney and captures her diagnosis of schizophrenia through vivid recollections from her childhood to the present.

  • Not since Animal of Muppets fame, against the advice of Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker, ingested Insta-Growth pills has a movie had as much fun with scale as “Ant-Man and The Wasp.” — Free read
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