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'Trump sold himself as a wild card:' Incoming president's impact on labor law could be a mystery

Joe Dyton Nov. 30, 2016, 8:26pm

CHICAGO – To many, the results of this year’s presidential election came as a surprise. That surprise could be the first of many in terms of labor and employment policies when the Donald Trump administration takes over in January.

‘Third view’ of bare metal defense could complicate asbestos litigation

Joe Dyton Nov. 11, 2016, 12:54pm

A federal judge in Louisiana made waves in a recent asbestos lawsuit, delivering a ruling establishing a potential “third view” on the so-called “bare metal defense” deployed by industrial defendants against asbestos exposure litigation.

Cook County judge mounts write-in campaign for bench seat vs ex-law clerk fired for impersonating judge

Joe Dyton Oct. 11, 2016, 2:57pm

After much deliberation, Cook County Circuit Court Judge Maryam Ahmad will be allowed to start a write-in campaign for a seat in the 1st Judicial Subcircuit, challenging Rhonda Crawford, who was fired from her job as a law clerk at the circuit amid allegations she impersonated a judge from the bench, and who is running otherwise virtually unopposed for the judicial post after winning the Democratic Party's nomination.