Med-Arb: A Bad Approach for Resolving a Dispute

There are so many ways to resolve a legal dispute: a negotiated settlement prior to the start of a lawsuit;…

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The Court Is On The Lookout for this Rule Violation

Even when a rule seems tedious, sometimes that rule is a priority for a court. The Seventh Circuit Court of…

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An Upside-Down Class Certification Decision

In a recent decision, the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit upended its usual approach for class actions, deciding…

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A Groundbreaking Class Action on Climate Change


Every now and then I stumble upon a lawsuit that is like nothing I’ve ever seen before.

The latest example is…

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A Breakthrough Ruling on Employment Arbitration

The Seventh Circuit’s recent opinion in Lewis v. Epic Systems Corp.[1] is one of the most important recent decisions regarding class…

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A Fish Story

In the timeless words of Dr. Seuss, “From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere.”[1]

On February…

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Simplifying with Cuti and Rule 701

Last month, the Supreme Court decided not to review a decision involving lay witness opinion testimony. The case – Cuti…

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Following the Proof, Post-Wal-Mart

In the three years since the Supreme Court issued its decision in Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v. Dukes, 131 S.Ct. 2541…

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Court Calls for More

Our Court of Appeals in Chicago continues to push for more, from advocates and trial judges. More evidence, more facts,…

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Dramatic Discovery in Class Litigation

“You have to look under things.”

That was my Mother’s saying when I was a kid, whenever I was searching for…

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