Appellate Court of Illinois Recognizes Unjust Enrichment Cause of Action on Behalf Same-Sex Former Domestic Partner

The Appellate Court of Illinois ruled in Blumenthal v. Brewer, 2014 Il App (1st) 132250, 2014 Ill. App. LEXIS 904 (Dec. 19, 2014), that a state court judge who is the former same-sex partner of a physician can maintain a legal claim on the theory of unjust enrichment to seek compensation for her financial contributions towards the home they shared and the physician’s professional practice.  The court found that legislative and common … <Read More>

NY Philharmonic in Beethoven, Stravinsky & Ravel – Zimmermann & Gilbert

Last night I attended the last of three performances of a New York Philharmonic subscription program that cannily matched Stravinsky's Symphony in Three Movements with Ravel's 2nd Suite from the ballet Daphnis & Chloe for its second half, and began with Frank Peter Zimmermann as soloist in Beethoven's Violin Concerto.  Music Director Alan Gilbert was on the podium.  The orchestra provided excellent execution, as did Zimmermann.  Yet I came away with curiously mixed impressions.

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