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CAN A STATUTORY LIMITATIONS PERIOD BE SHORTENED BY CONTRACT?

By: Werner Sabo, Of Counsel A recent New York decision has answered this question in the affirmative. Parties can, by contract, shorten the time period found in a statute of limitations for filing suit. The case is Polar Bear Mechanical, Inc. v. Walison Corp., 2017 N.Y Slip Op. 50848(U) (June 22, 2017). A statute of limitations is a law that sets…

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SHERIFF TOM DART, MINNESOTA POLICE SHOOTING, THE NATION’S FIRST OPIOID COURT, THE RETURN OF THE COOK COUNTY SODA TAX AND A MICHAEL JACKSON LAWSUIT

This week, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart joins Christina and Rich to discuss assisting individuals released from jail. Next, Police Foundation President Jim Bueermann discusses the recent police-involved shooting in Minneapolis. Erie County, NY District Attorney John Flynn discusses the nation’s first opioid court. American Bar Foundation Senior Research Professor Steven Daniels then analyzes the decrease in tort lawsuits. In…

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DREAM TEAM LAWYER F. LEE BAILEY ON OJ PAROLE, THE RISE OF HATE CRIMES, TRUMP LEGAL NEWS, INSIDE OUT COLUMNISTS AND MORE

In this week’s jam-packed episode, famed attorney and OJ Simpson Dream Team member F. Lee Bailey joins Christina and Rich to discuss yesterday’s parole hearing of the convicted football player. Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Program Development Counsel Julie Justicz discusses the rise in hate crimes. Next, Chicago Lawyer magazine Inside Out columnist David Sussler joins his column co-host…

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THE LEGAL FACE-OFF SUPREME COURT PANEL, COOK COUNTY SODA TAX, CHARLIE GARD, VENUS WILLIAMS AND MUCH MORE

Rich and brand new Legal Face-Off co-host Christina Martini welcome the Legal Face-Off Supreme Court Panel, featuring former Supreme Court clerks Professor Carolyn Shapiro and Andy DeVooght to discuss significant decisions at the end of the term, what we have learned so far about new Justice Neil Gorsuch and whether Justice Kennedy will retire. Illinois Retail Merchant Association Vice President…

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INDIANA EMPLOYERS MAY ASK APPLICANTS ABOUT THEIR CRIMINAL HISTORY

By: Maital Savin, Associate On 7/1/17, Indiana enacted Senate Enrolled Act 312, which prohibits the state and municipalities from enacting laws or ordinances that restrict employers from asking job applicants about their criminal histories. Indiana is the first state in the nation to pass such a law. In fact, for the past decade, in many states and municipalities across the…

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THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ARCHITECT-LED & CONTRACTOR-LED DESIGN-BUILD

By: Jim Zahn, Of Counsel Architects and Contractors are becoming increasingly interested in providing design-build services to their clients. The design-build process of project delivery differs significantly from the design, bid, build process previously used for many decades, and still commonly used today that has been used for many decades. Before providing any design-build services, architects and contractors should be…

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COSBY BREAKING NEWS, ILLINOIS BUDGET, FOX NEWS LAWSUIT, THE DUGGARS LAWSUIT AND MORE IN THIS WEEK’S LEGAL FACE-OFF

Kathleen Murphy, Director of Communication at Illinois Opportunity Project, is guest co-host for a jam-packed episode of LFO. Wigdor LLP partner Jeanne M. Christensen discusses her racial & sexual discrimination lawsuits against Fox News. University of the District of Columbia Clarke School Of Law Professor of Law Andrew Ferguson explores the rising dilemma of jury duty scofflaws. Northwestern Pritzker Law…

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ALAN DERSHOWITZ ON TRUMP/COMEY, FEDS INVESTIGATE FOX NEWS, FYRE FESTIVAL, PENN STATE HAZING LIABILITY AND MUCH MORE

The legendary Alan Dershowitz defends Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey. Former AUSA Jeff Cramer discusses the feds’ investigation into Fox News for alleged sexual harassment and securities fraud. Christopher Hajec, Litigation Director for the Immigration Reform Law Institute, joins Rich & Jason to discuss why Trump’s travel ban is not anti-Muslim and why the Supreme Court will uphold…

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“THE FORUM” – WC MAGAZINE SPRING ISSUE 2017

Rich Lenkov moderated a discussion on “Managing the opioid epidemic” in CLM‘s Spring issue 2017 of Workers’ Compensation Magazine. Click here to view the full article.

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Kirsten Kaiser Kus Announced as Speaker for the 2017 CLM & Business Insurance Workers’ Compensation Conference

CLM is pleased to announce Kirsten Kaiser Kus will be speaking on “Top Employer Mistakes in the Claims Process”. This conference will be held on May 24-25 at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile in Chicago, IL. Kirsten Kaiser Kus focuses her practice on workers’ compensation, general litigation defense and criminal defense. Kirsten takes an aggressive approach to move cases…

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