Anonymous online posting saga continuesBy Matthew HectorOctober 2015LawPulse, Page 12Comcast finally reveals the subscriber - a lawyer - whose account was used to post allegedly defamatory remarks about a Stephenson County official. The defendant vows to fight on.
The looming court-reporter shortageBy Matthew HectorOctober 2015LawPulse, Page 12Seventy-five percent of the state's licensed reporters could be eligible for retirement before the end of the decade. Will there be qualified candidates to replace them?
Gun trusts grow more popular with firearms enthusiastsBy Matthew HectorSeptember 2015LawPulse, Page 12Gun trusts, a useful but controversial estate planning tool, can enable trust users to obtain federally restricted firearms without meeting some requirements imposed on individuals.
New York ban on nonlawyer ownership upheldBy Matthew HectorSeptember 2015LawPulse, Page 12A federal district judge issues a strongly worded rejection of Jacoby & Meyer's challenge to New York's rule banning nonattorney ownership of law firms.
A contest over Mr. Cub’s will?By Matthew HectorApril 2015LawPulse, Page 10Ernie Banks' family has said they'll challenge his will, which was executed before Illinois' tough new Presumptively Void Transfers Act took effect.
McCuskey comes full circleBy Matthew HectorApril 2015LawPulse, Page 10Judge Michael McCuskey made the rare journey from the state to the federal bench and back again - and he's happy to leave federal court behind.
Amazon, tax collectorBy Matthew HectorMarch 2015LawPulse, Page 14A new law requires Amazon and other online retailers without a physical presence in Illinois to collect sales tax, the way their brick-and-mortar counterparts do.
Bill would let ‘Dreamers’ be Illinois lawyersBy Matthew HectorMarch 2015LawPulse, Page 14Senate Bill 23 would allow noncitizens who meet the requirements of the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival to apply for admission to the bar.