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Partner’s equal-pay suit claims Sedgwick has a ‘male-dominated culture’ that hinders women

Law Firms Posted Jul 28, 2016 09:40 am CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss A nonequity partner at Sedgwick has filed a suit on behalf of women at the firm that contends they are denied equal pay and equal opportunities for … Continue reading

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The judgment machine: How algorithmic software won me over

Posted Jul 28, 2016 8:30 AM CDTBy D. Casey Flaherty D. Casey Flaherty You’d think that lawyers would be attracted to written rules. Last post, I drew the link between our mental shortcuts and the operation of computer algorithms. In … Continue reading

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Lawyer is accused of making false peanut allergy provocation claim against opposing counsel

Legal Ethics Posted Jul 28, 2016 08:00 am CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss An ethics complaint against a Miami lawyer for alleged frivolous claims in litigation alleges his misconduct extended to a false 911 call about an assault with peanuts … Continue reading

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7th Circuit judge has ‘penchant for confabulation,’ losing law prof alleges in law review article

Home Daily News 7th Circuit judge has ‘penchant for confabulation,’… Judiciary Posted Jul 28, 2016 07:30 am CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss A retired University of Chicago law professor who represented former Illinois Gov. George Ryan is striking out at … Continue reading

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Justice Ginsburg rules for Shylock in mock appeal

Law in Popular Culture Posted Jul 28, 2016 07:30 am CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss An appellate panel that included Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ruled on Wednesday that Shylock should get his property back, with no need to convert to … Continue reading

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Which movie lawyer are you? Take our quiz

Law in Popular Culture Posted Jul 27, 2016 05:24 pm CDT Legal movie dramas are not without their typical heroes and heroines. There’s the selfless lawyer who comes to the rescue of a client with a hopeless case; the lawyer … Continue reading

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Do you ever play video games?

Question of the Week Posted Jul 27, 2016 12:10 pm CDT By Sarah Mui This week, downloads for Pokemon Go have surpassed 75 million, USA Today reported, and it has not even yet launched in every international market. It stands … Continue reading

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Russia should find Hillary Clinton’s missing emails, Trump says

Cybersecurity Posted Jul 27, 2016 11:52 am CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump said at a news conference on Wednesday that he hoped Russia would be able to find missing emails belonging to Hillary Clinton. “Russia, … Continue reading

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Racketeering indictment against Chicago-area gang members says dues financed lawyers, bail

Criminal Justice Posted Jul 27, 2016 08:30 am CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss Thirty-four members of the Latin Kings street gang in the Chicago area were charged with racketeering conspiracy in federal indictments unveiled on Tuesday. The indictments allege gang … Continue reading

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Suit alleges law firm didn’t pay promised bonuses because of free-spending CEO

Law Firms Posted Jul 27, 2016 08:30 am CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss A Texas lawyer has filed a lawsuit against his former law firm alleging he never got promised bonuses for establishing and managing a mass tort practice. The … Continue reading

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