In the second significant order to come off the civil side of the California Supreme Court’s docket in the wake of Wednesday’s conference, the Court entered a “grant-and-transfer” order in Burdick v. Superior Court...more
Our previews of the new review grants from the Illinois Supreme Court’s January term continue with Slepicka v. State of Illinois, a case from the Fourth District of the Appellate Court. Slepicka poses a question of general...more
In the closing days of the recently concluded November term, the Illinois Supreme Court allowed petitions for leave to appeal from three new civil cases. Our first-look previews of those cases begin today with People ex rel....more
Like most states, Illinois is in the early stages of transitioning to an e-filing system in its state courts. With new rules come new problems for litigators: does this case qualify for e-filing? Is e-filing of this document...more
In the closing days of its May term, the Illinois Supreme Court allowed petitions for leave to appeal in five new civil cases. Our previews of those cases continue with People ex rel. Madigan v. Burge, a case which poses a...more
On Tuesday morning, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court decisively closed a loophole in the Class Action Fairness Act, holding in Standard Fire Insurance Co. v. Knowles that a purported stipulation by the named plaintiff to seek...more
The Illinois Supreme Court has posted its docket for the impending January term, and the Court will hear argument in five civil cases.
Our preview of the civil cases to be heard by the Illinois Supreme Court during the upcoming January term concludes with Gruszeczka v. The Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission. Gruszeczka poses an important question:...more