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Trump International Hotel in Washington seen in a January 2018 file photo is the subject of a 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals appeal Tuesday. The court will hear arguments in a lawsuit that alleges President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution by profiting off the presidency. – AP photo/Alex Brandon

Appeals court to hear arguments in Trump hotel lawsuit

The outcome of a lawsuit alleging that Donald Trump is violating the U.S. Constitution by profiting off the presidency could depend largely on competing definitions of an antiquated word: emoluments.

Panel: WWII plane-theft lawsuit filed ‘too late’

Richard Vartanian cannot sue the current owners of a World War II-era P-51D Mustang he alleges was stolen from him sometime between 1974 and 1985, a federal appeals panel found, because too much time has passed since he discovered the plane was missing.

CBA hosts daylong women’s legal summit

The Chicago Bar Association marked International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month on Friday with a daylong event highlighting various issues women in the legal community face.

Appellate court reins in city street sweeping ordinance

A state appeals panel has ruled that the city of Chicago must post signs informing drivers about street cleaning at least 24 hours in advance of ticketing them. But the panel’s decision could cost the plaintiff tens of thousands of dollars in attorney fees.

Panel upholds tax exemption for clergy housing

A provision in the federal tax code excluding clergy members’ housing allowances from their taxable income does not run afoul of the U.S. Constitution, a federal appeals court held.

Bill would require women on corporate boards

A proposal in the Illinois Senate would set requirements for minimum women’s representation on Illinois-based corporations’ boards.

$6.5M after rear-end crash with construction vehicle

A man who sustained neck and back injuries after he was rear-ended by a near northwest suburban Niles construction vehicle settled his suit for $6.5 million.

Van Dyke mandamus bid rejected by Supreme Court

The Illinois Supreme Court denied the state’s petition for a writ of mandamus to change Jason Van Dyke’s 81-month sentence for the murder of Laquan McDonald.
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