Archive for April 2014

The biggest reason the NBA can boot Donald Sterling whether he likes it or not

The biggest reason the NBA can boot Donald Sterling whether he likes it or not
Kudos to NBA Commission Adam Silver for taking swift and decisive action yesterday in banning racist LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life, fining him the maximum amount allowed under NBA rules and endorsing that the remaining league owners vote to force a sale of the Clippers. Sterling has a motto of never selling anything... Read more »

The keys to staying married

The keys to staying married
There are a lot of signs that getting married isn’t right for you.  If your boyfriend says, “Baby, you know that I’d never hit you, but …” then he’s probably not a keeper.  If you need marriage counseling because you can’t get along before you are married, it’s time to realize that there a lot of other... Read more »

Five legal tips on leaving a job

Five legal tips on leaving a job
                For some, it’s as easy as walking away. For others there are legal pitfalls and even lawsuits. If you get fired or quit your job, here are some issues that might come up. Two week notice. Most jobs in Illinois fall into the category of “at-will” employment.... Read more »
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Can Illinois landlords prevent tenants from carrying guns on their property?

Can Illinois landlords prevent tenants from carrying guns on their property?
There are many issues raised by Illinois’ new conceal carry law and now that the first batches of licenses are being distributed, the practical questions are coming to light. One issue that people are talking about is the rights of private property owners vs. the rights of individuals to carry a gun. In general, the... Read more »

LinkedIn, You Are Creepy And I’m Quitting You

LinkedIn, You Are Creepy And I’m Quitting You
I got on LinkedIn a few years ago for three reasons: I was told that it’s a good idea for businesses. I was getting a bunch of “add me to your network” e-mails. Partners of mine were doing it and suggested that I do too.  Since then I have done almost nothing with it other... Read more »

Lawyers, they are just like us

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And I mean that they are just like us if we’d spend a ridiculous amount of money on a save the date video that makes us look, well, ridiculous. The bride and groom in this video are actually attorneys in San Francisco.  She’s a family law attorney.  He’s a litigation specialist. On the one hand,... Read more »
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College Athletes Are Employees

College Athletes Are Employees
I was all set to write a post on how much I agree with the NLRB decision stating that Northwestern football players are employees, but then I saw this great article by Patrick Hruby that lays out the argument way better than I could. I would add is that I’ve never understood why the “non-revenue”... Read more »

Can I sue Chicago for pothole damage to my car?

Can I sue Chicago for pothole damage to my car?
The potholes in Chicago have been crazy this year. I’m convinced it made traffic much worse. Cars are swerving all over the road to avoid huge holes, and curbs are littered with lost hubcaps. Now that spring is maybe almost here, it should get better. But what about all the damage that has been caused... Read more »

If this is your lawyer, they may not be for long

If this is your lawyer, they may not be for long
There is no law that says a lawyer can’t leave a job or run for Judge.  But if they are going to move on, I think that they have a duty to their clients to let them know of their plans, especially if they are at a smaller firm and won’t have someone familiar with... Read more »
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