Stephen J. McConnell

Reed Smith LLP

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Don't shoot the piano player

USA - September 3 2014 It's an old time Western movie cliché: after a shoot-out commences in a saloon, the piano-player meekly holds up his hands and pleads, "Don't…

The death of a client is a material fact that must be disclosed in settlement negotiations

USA - February 11 2015 Today's case under discussion, Robison v. Orthotic & Prosthetic Lab, Inc., 2015 Ill. App. LEXIS 68 (Ill. App. Ct. Feb. 4, 2015), makes us think of…

Interior decorating and the email scourge

USA - May 29 2013 The reason that so many law firms have casual Friday (or casual everyday) dress policies is because back in the 1990s they took a cue from their…

Insurer declaratory action: to stay or not to stay?

USA - May 27 2015 This month's edition of For the Defense magazine focuses on insurance law. That makes sense. It is difficult to do much defending without bumping…

Don’t Sleep on the Dormant Commerce Clause

USA - April 25 2018 The first year law school class we most anticipated was Constitutional Law. Then disappointment greeted us when we learned that the first year course…