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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


Congress should actually be empowered in order to uphold the constitutional checks and balances that help to curb overreach by the other two branches of government, says University of Illinois law professor Jamelle Sharpe.

Scholar: Empower Congress to bolster separation of powers

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:October 30, 2013

Congress should actually be empowered in order to uphold the constitutional checks and balances that help to curb overreach by the other two branches of government, says University of Illinois law professor Jamelle Sharpe.

Published Date: October 30, 2013


Law professor Richard L. Kaplan says older workers delaying retirement or putting it off entirely should carefully consider the financial-planning options available in Social Security, Medicare and employment-based retirement plans.

Retirement expert: Financial planning important for non-retirees, too

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:October 21, 2013

Law professor Richard L. Kaplan says older workers delaying retirement or putting it off entirely should carefully consider the financial-planning options available in Social Security, Medicare and employment-based retirement plans.

Published Date: October 21, 2013