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Tax laws tilt the playing field in favor of financial elites, making economic inequality a somewhat solvable problem if Congress were inclined to change things, says Richard L. Kaplan, the Peer and Sarah Pedersen Professor of Law at Illinois and an internationally recognized expert on U.S. taxation and tax policy.

Income inequality partially driven by tax laws, University of Illinois expert says

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:April 29, 2014

Tax laws tilt the playing field in favor of financial elites, making economic inequality a somewhat solvable problem if Congress were inclined to change things, says Richard L. Kaplan, the Peer and Sarah Pedersen Professor of Law at Illinois and an internationally recognized expert on U.S. taxation and tax policy.

Published Date: April 29, 2014


A labor dispute serves the NCAAs interests better than an antitrust lawsuit, which could potentially cost the NCAA millions of dollars in monetary damages, says Michael LeRoy, a professor of labor and employment relations at Illinois.

Labor relations expert: NCAA prefers labor strife to an antitrust lawsuit

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:April 7, 2014

A labor dispute serves the NCAA’s interests better than an antitrust lawsuit, which could potentially cost the NCAA millions of dollars in monetary damages, says Michael LeRoy, a professor of labor and employment relations at Illinois.

Published Date: April 7, 2014


Proposed changes to the pre-trial phase of a lawsuit could make it easier for litigants to withhold evidence, says Suja A. Thomas, a University of Illinois law professor and expert in civil procedure.

Expert: Proposed change to discovery rules a potential 'game-changer'

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:March 3, 2014

Proposed changes to the pre-trial phase of a lawsuit could make it easier for litigants to withhold evidence, says Suja A. Thomas, a University of Illinois law professor and expert in civil procedure.

Published Date: March 3, 2014


The debates surrounding the sustainability of bioenergy will only grow louder as big urban areas in the U.S. start running out of water, said Jody Endres, a professor of bioenergy, environmental and natural resources law at Illinois.

Biomass industry needs to prepare for water constraints

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:February 27, 2014

The debates surrounding the sustainability of bioenergy will only grow louder as big urban areas in the U.S. start running out of water, said Jody Endres, a professor of bioenergy, environmental and natural resources law at Illinois.

Published Date: February 27, 2014


The number of lawsuits generated by patent trolls is wildly exaggerated, says a new paper co-written by University of Illinois law professor Jay P. Kesan.

Research: Explosion of lawsuits brought by ‘patent trolls’ erroneous

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:November 18, 2013

The number of lawsuits generated by “patent trolls” is wildly exaggerated, says a new paper co-written by University of Illinois law professor Jay P. Kesan.

Published Date: November 18, 2013