A Divided Court Decides a Contentious Census Dispute

In a closely-watched case, the United States Supreme Court recently ruled that the Commerce Department may not proceed with its…

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New Guidance on Class Action Settlements

A leading federal court recently announced a detailed procedure for proposed settlements in class action litigation.

On November 1, 2018, the…

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Another Lawyer Hero

In some stories, it is easy to identify the hero.

In the New York Times bestseller, The Radium Girls, author Kate…

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A Student Fights for Fairness

“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. King’s quotation seems…

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My Kingdom for a Horse

In a battlefield scene toward the end of Shakespeare’s Richard III, the King finds the tide of the battle has…

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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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