Contracts

Copyright Law

Northwestern settles with ex-employee, will jointly publish book about infamous Chicago murder

Insurance Law

9th Circuit: In ERISA case where appeal period ended on a Saturday, filing deadline becomes Monday

Constutional Law

Illinois state pension law declared unconstitutional

Contracts

7th Circuit: Law firm doesn’t owe fired PI attorney bonuses, due to terms of compensation pact

Labor & Employment

Earlier clean-costume dispute helped fired Disney workers get rehired in Lion King case

Entertainment & Sports Law

Fans banned from stadium when Baltimore Orioles play tonight, which may be a MLB first

Contracts

Touch screen rules on Miss Kitty slot machine voided jackpot mistake, state supreme court says

Trials & Litigation

Reed Smith can’t arbitrate malpractice claim; ex-client, an attorney, didn’t sign required form

Consumer Law

Bank didn’t tell widow she had mortgage insurance, even as home foreclosed

Trials & Litigation

Hospital filing accuses its former lawyer of blind-copying negotiation opponent on confidential docs

Contracts

Lawyer seeks $3M in damages from ex-boyfriend, for both legal fees and palimony

Labor & Employment

More companies thwart employee class actions in arbitration agreements

Opening Statements

Chicago Cubs face a variety of lawsuits over Wrigley Field

Trials & Litigation

Negative reviews of dog obedience school on Yelp, Angie’s List lead to defamation lawsuit

Consumer Law

Will consumer agency ban mandatory arbitration in consumer contracts? Study could be first step

Consumer Law

Apartment owner axes controversial lease provision that allowed $10K fine for social media criticism

Criminal Justice

Litigant who claimed he owned half of Facebook disappears ahead of fraud trial

Evidence

14-year-old arrested after dad finds murder contract that the youth allegedly wrote

Trials & Litigation

Class action judge orders lawyer to stop recruiting opt-out plaintiffs in oil royalty suit

Real Estate & Property Law

Federal judge nixes TRO on new Chicago Cubs signs sought by rooftop seating companies