Category: Business of Law

Chicago, You Have a Problem With Bankruptcy Lawyers

Everybody knows that lawyers never lose — even in cases they lose — since they get paid. Obviously, that’s a generalization because every lawyer knows that clients also stiff them. There’s another difficulty in Chicago’s bankruptcy court, however. At the Northern District of Illinois, lawyer’s fees routinely happen to be paid first among lenders throughout […]

IBM Under Scrutiny for Age Bias in Layoffs

IBM, one of the largest employers in the planet, is paying closer attention to its own layoffs these days. With more than 380,000 workers globally, it was a touchy issue when the company announced 10,000 layoffs in January. While the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is looking into IBM’s numbers, company lawyers might want to […]