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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Handling Scientific Proof Better

Is the legal profession especially sloppy with scientific evidence?

The Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit seems to think so.…

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A Proposed Change to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: Addressing Spoliation of Evidence

The problem is familiar: a party fails to preserve some document or thing that would have been discoverable under the…

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A Hero

I just finished a book about our profession at its very best.

The book is Devil in the Grove, by Gilbert…

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Trio of New Class Certification Decisions in the Seventh Circuit

In the last few months, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has issued three opinions on the…

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Supreme Court to Address Mootness Doctrine in Class Action Litigation

This article was co-authored by Rhonda Coleman, a law clerk at Wexler Wallace. Rhonda is a third year law student…

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