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Jefferson Cheatham (JD '09) Joins Barnes & Thornburg's Delaware Office

Posted December 4, 2012 by

Dec. 4 - IP Frontline

Jefferson Cheatham is an associate in Barnes & Thornburg LLP’s Wilmington, Del., office and a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Department.

In addition to his work at Connolly Bove, Cheatham worked as a law clerk for McCracken and Frank. He also has experience as a systems engineer for BAE Systems and as a satellite systems operator for Lockheed Martin.

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John Fotopoulos (JD '00) Running for Orland Park Village Board Again

Posted December 3, 2012 by

Dec. 3 - Orland Park Patch

With three village board seats up for grabs, Fotopoulos is running as an independent Republican candidate.  Incumbent trustees Jim Dodge, Kathy Fenton and Brad O’Halloran are running as the Orland Park United slate, along with Mayor Dan McLaughlin and village clerk candidate John Mehalek.

“I have a lot of the same concerns I had when running a couple of years ago,” Fotopoulos said. “The main thing is fiscal responsibility. The fact that (the administration) didn’t reveal plans for the (Ninety 7 Fifty) apartment complex until after the election troubles me. I don’t support public funds used for private development. If we are using bonds use it for parks, baseball and soccer fields.”

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ITC Review Important Step in Ending Smart Phone Wars, Says Professor Daryl Lim of Chicago’s John Marshall Law School

Posted November 30, 2012 by

Nov. 30 - PR Web

The U.S. International Trade Commission’s review of a recent patent case brought by Samsung against Apple could provide the important answers warring parties need. But the devil is in the details, says Professor Daryl Lim of The John Marshall Law School.

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Prof. William T. McGrath Says the De Minimis Doctrine Plays an Important Role in Copyright Law

Posted November 29, 2012 by

Nov. 23 - Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

Every good lawyer needs to know a little Latin. While copyright litigators rarely need to think about quare clausum fregit ("trespass on another's land") or qui peccat ebrius luat sobrius ("he who sins when drunk shall be punished when sober"), they do occasionally have to deal with the maxim de minimis non curat lex ("the law does not take notice of trifles"). De minimis copying is an act of taking that "is so meager and fragmentary that the average audience would not recognize the appropriation." Fisher v. Dees. (9th Cir. 1986).

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Timothy Trinka (JD '82) Tapped to Head Asian Golf Industry Federation

Posted November 29, 2012 by

Nov. 29 - Asia Pacific Golf Group

Upon his election, Trinka said: “I am deeply humbled and honoured to assume the role of President of the AGIF. Our mantra is ‘to grow the game, responsibly’ and all that that means.

“I look forward to working with our small but committed membership base and our terrific Board to take the AGIF to the next level where we truly make a difference in the growth of the game in Asia.”

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John Marshall Marks a Century Since its First Latino Graduate

Posted November 28, 2012 by

Nov. 28 - Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

The John Marshall Law School [celebrated] the first Latino graduate, who became Chicago's first Latino alderman.

That graduate, William E. Rodriguez, also was a Chicago mayoral candidate, a union activist, a house painter and a prominent member of the Socialist Party.

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Prof. Steven Schwinn Was Part of State Secession Discussion

Posted November 28, 2012 by

Nov. 27 - HuffPost Live

In the wake of Obama's reelection, secession petitions have come from residents in all 50 states. A few governors have denied requests but is secession a valid appeal?

Watch video: Prof. Steven Schwinn Part State Secession Discussion

Rather Stanton (JD '07) A Co-Founder of New Legal Prep Charter Academy

Posted November 28, 2012 by

Nov. 28 - Chicago Tribune

Legal Prep Charter Academy opened its doors in West Garfield Park three months ago, the only legal-themed high school in Illinois. The goal is to prepare its students — all of whom are black or Latino — for a career in law, a profession that ranks second only to veterinary medicine in its lack of diversity.

But even if none of the school's 200 freshmen end up passing the bar exam years from now, its administrators hope to nurture the kind of academic excellence that will ratchet up their odds for success, whatever their career path.

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Prof. Debra Pogrund Stark Studies Loan Counseling

Posted November 28, 2012 by

Nov. 26 - Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

Stark handled real estate law for about eight years before becoming a professor at The John Marshall Law School.

"I'm glad I had that time in practice first because it ended up being invaluable to the research ideas I've come up with since," she said.

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John Marshall Law School Program Focuses on Green Construction

Posted November 28, 2012 by

Nov. 26 - Yahoo! News

The Center for Real Estate Law at The John Marshall Law School will present “Demystifying Green Construction and the Public Sector” at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at the law school, 315 S. Plymouth Ct.

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