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Jones Day documents, hacked in vendor breach, reveal Chicago drone program details

Emails from the city of Chicago and its police department are among the documents stolen from Jones Day in a hack of its file transfer vendor, Accellion. The emails reveal that Chicago started a drone program using money from forfeiture proceeds.

As the legal profession ages, dementia becomes an increasing concern

The legal profession may struggle to identify lawyers experiencing cognitive decline, partly because those who are struggling are good at hiding their problem.

Afternoon Briefs: Derek Chauvin cites possible jury misconduct; judge tosses claim by ex-summer associate

Former Minneapolis police officer seeks new trial

Lawyers have filed a motion seeking a new trial for Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer convicted in the May…

After ransomware attack on state attorney general’s office, hackers begin posting documents

Hackers have posted documents that are said to be stolen from the Illinois attorney general’s office, including documents labeled “judgments entered,” “shakedown cases” and “state prisoners.”

Student loan payoff program draws homebuyers to Illinois

Illinois is drawing homebuyers to the state with a $25 million SmartBuy program that helps pay off student loans and provides a loan of $5,000 for a down payment or closing costs.

Afternoon Briefs: No-mask lawyer’s lawsuit tossed; suit alleges 60-plus mistaken-identity arrests

Judge tosses case for lawyer’s refusal to wear mask

Judge Lawrence Knipel of New York City has tossed a car-crash lawsuit because of a lawyer’s refusal to wear a face…

Afternoon Briefs: Christian baker faces trial in new bias case; city approves housing reparations

Christian baker faces new bias case

A Christian baker is facing a new bias claim after persuading the U.S. Supreme Court that a Colorado agency showed impermissible hostility to…

Afternoon Briefs: Strip club not eligible for PPP loans, court says; lawyer pleads not guilty in bank embezzlement plot

2nd Circuit says gentlemen’s club not eligible for PPP loans

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at New York has ruled that a Buffalo-area gentlemen’s club in New York…

Capacity limits on businesses can be a ‘direct physical loss’ covered by insurance, judge rules in bellwether cases

A federal judge in Chicago has ruled that pandemic-related business closings and capacity limits can qualify as a “direct physical loss” to property that is covered by "business interruption" policies.

More Zoom issues in court hearings: Doc joins from operating room, defendant is naked from at least the waist up

Zoom court hearings continue to produce some unusual videos of participants who ignore decorum or carry on with activities they wouldn’t try in a courtroom.

In California, a traffic court…

Afternoon Briefs: Lawyers charged in Molotov cocktail attack get plea offers; Harvard Law profs launch equality journal

Lawyers charged in Molotov cocktail attack mull plea offers

Two lawyers charged in a Molotov cocktail attack on an unoccupied police car are reviewing plea offers, according to a…

Illinois will end cash bail, require police body cameras in criminal justice overhaul signed by governor

Democratic Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Monday signed into law an overhaul of the criminal justice system, saying the reforms are a substantial step toward dismantling systemic racism.

Afternoon Briefs: BigLaw firm partners with startup in pipeline program; Trump lawyer’s home vandalized

BigLaw firm partners with Legal Innovators in pipeline program

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe is partnering on a pipeline program with Legal Innovators, a startup alternative legal services provider that…

Afternoon Briefs: Law deans want to delay employment reporting; Edelson parody videos tout untraditional mold

Law school deans want more time for reporting employment outcomes

Citing the COVID-19 pandemic, law school deans have asked the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar…

Defendant gets new trial without having to prove bribe-taking judge was biased, 7th Circuit rules

A defendant tried with a co-defendant who paid $10,000 for an acquittal does not have to prove actual bias by the judge to obtain a new trial, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Chicago has ruled.

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