The Hits Just Keep On Coming… Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund

June 25, 2014

Two days ago, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Halliburton Co., et al. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc., No. 13-317, holding that at the class certification stage of a securities fraud class action, a defendant may offer direct[...]

Hall of Shame: Experian

June 20, 2014

As someone who has experienced a (relatively minor) case of identity theft, I can personally attest to how frustrating and time consuming it can be to correct blatant misinformation with the various consumer credit reporting companies.  Proving that I was[...]

Court Calls for More

June 12, 2014

Our Court of Appeals in Chicago continues to push for more, from advocates and trial judges. More evidence, more facts, more data, and more non-legal research. When the judges in the Seventh Circuit do not find answers in the record,[...]

Who’s the Manufacturer? 3-D Printing Implications for Product Liability Law

May 29, 2014

3-D printing—the process of making a three-dimensional solid object of virtually any shape from a virtual computer model—is quickly becoming a reality. This evolving technology allows individuals to print physical objects based on computer blueprints in almost real time. In[...]

Dramatic Discovery in Class Litigation

May 19, 2014

“You have to look under things.” That was my Mother’s saying when I was a kid, whenever I was searching for something. My lost shoes, or my lost jacket, or my lost lunchbox. That saying echoed in my head recently,[...]

Hall of Shame: Online Tribal Payday Lenders

May 01, 2014

Payday lenders have never enjoyed a favorable public opinion. These companies are generally seen as manipulative at best and predatory at worst by taking advantage of persons in need of quick and easy financial assistance. In a move that is[...]