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VLSC Staff Attorney Steven Novak Comments on VA Responsibility to Assisting Veterans

Posted May 1, 2013 by

April 25 - Medill Reports

“Based on what the veteran submits, the VA has the duty to assist,” said Steven Novak, staff attorney at the John Marshall Law School Veterans Legal Support Center and Clinic.

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David Eckhardt (JD '09/LLM '13) Joins Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek SC as Employee Benefits Specialist

Posted May 1, 2013 by

April 25 - Wis Business

Eckhardt’s practice includes working with other employee benefit issues, such as qualified retirement plans and specifically ESOPs. He also has experience with ERISA, employment taxes, and fringe benefits, and has assisted clients in applying for private letter rulings with the Internal Revenue Service, as well as assisted in tax controversy cases.

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Prof. Steven Schwinn Discusses State FOIA Laws for Nonresidents

Posted May 1, 2013 by

April 30 - WBEZ

One of these petitioners was not a state resident, seeking records to child support enforcement from an ex-spouse who lived in Virginia. The other one was seeking real estate tax records from the state of Virginia. And the state denied both requests under the state FOIA, stating that their state FOIA applies only to Virginia residents. Only Virginia residents can get information by way of FOIA.

Listen here: Prof. Steven Schwinn Discusses State FOIA Laws for Nonresidents

WBEZ's Afternoon Shift Brushes up on the Constitution with Prof. Steven Schwinn

Posted April 30, 2013 by

Aug. 29 - WBEZ

The Constitution kind of provides a framework for allowing politics to happen in a civil way in this country. It gives enough flexibility to allow the political branches to do what they need to do to represent the will of the people, more or less—and that's why I think it more or less works.

Listen here: WBEZ's Afternoon Shift Brushes up on the Constitution with Prof. Steven Schwinn

Prof. William McGrath Explores Digital First-Sale Doctrine in the Age of E-books

Posted April 30, 2013 by

April 24 - Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

Despite its century-plus pedigree, there are some aspects of the first-sale doctrine that have yet to be explored. If I buy a copy of "A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole at the bookstore, I can resell that copy as a used book. But what if I buy an e-book version of Toole's novel? Does the first-sale doctrine allow a digital resale? Since the publisher got the benefit of making the original digital sale to me, one might expect that I would have a right to sell the digital copy for less than I paid, transmit it the to buyer and delete the original digital copy from my computer.

Read more: Prof. William McGrath Looks at Digital First-Sale Doctrine Facing a Big Test

Prof. Ann Lousin Calls Illinois Pensions Issue a 'Manufactured Crisis'

Posted April 29, 2013 by

April 25 - Illinois Times

“It’s absolutely a manufactured crisis,” says Ann Lousin, a professor of law at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. Lousin was a research assistant at the 1970 convention. She told Illinois Times in a recent interview that in the 1970s, there wasn’t a consensus that the ongoing unfunded liability was a crisis.

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John E. Zummo (JD '97) Joins Howard & Howard

Posted April 26, 2013 by

April 26 - Kinney Recruiting

Mr. Zummo concentrates his practice on representing financial institutions in litigation, bankruptcy and receivership proceedings, as well as out-of-court workout and restructuring matters, throughout the United States. He has significant experience enforcing commercial lending agreements, representing creditors in bankruptcy main case and adversary proceedings, protecting secured lenders’ interests in collateral, prosecuting fraud and conspiracy claims against defaulting commercial borrowers, defending lender liability claims, negotiating workouts and restructurings, and handling UCC sales.

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Prof. Debra Pogrund Stark Conducts Eye-Tracking Technology Experiment

Posted April 26, 2013 by

April 26 - Chicago Tribune

Choplin, along with Debra Pogrund Stark, a law professor at John Marshall Law School, and DePaul graduate student Mark LeBoeuf, conducted three eye-tracking experiments on 50 people to see if the various changes made to the government-mandated home loan disclosure forms made it easier for people to understand and retain critical information.

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Ill. Rep. Michael J. Zalewski (JD '03) has 1,260 Twitter Followers

Posted April 25, 2013 by

April 23 - Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

The events surrounding the Boston Marathon tragedy became a case study of the interplay between the worlds of social media and criminal justice.

To discuss that topic and pressing issues facing Illinois, that Daily Law Bulletin spoke with state Rep. Michael J. Zalewski, D-Riverside, an avid Twitter user and former Cook County prosecutor.

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Prof. Michael Seng will be a Panelist in Fair Housing Center of West Michigan's Annual Luncheon

Posted April 25, 2013 by

April 24 - Grand Rapids Business Journal

This year’s annual event will honor the 45th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act with civil rights icon Carlotta Walls LaNier as the keynote speaker. LaNier was the youngest of nine students who boldly integrated Little Rock High School in 1957, when segregation was the law of the land in Arkansas.

Read more: Prof. Michael Seng will be a Panelist in Fair Housing Center of West Michigan's Annual Luncheon