Peter Winders

Peter Winders

Carlton Fields Jorden Burt

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Illinois Supreme Court: Innocent Insured Doctrine? For a Lawyer? (cough)

Illinois State Bar Assoc. Mut. Ins. Co. v. Law Office Of Tuzzolino and Terpinas, the Illinois Supreme Court held that the “innocent insured” doctrine does not protect an innocent prospective insured, if his law partner makes...more

3/20/2015 - Attorney Malpractice ILL Supreme Court Innocent Insured Law Firm Partners Malpractice Insurance Misrepresentation

Resolving the Judicial Manager/Judicial Judge Debate: So What Would Help? Part 4 of a 4-part series

Make meaningful the provisions for summary judgment and motions to dismiss for failure to state a claim. The federal courts have moved in that direction with plausibility requirements for pleadings, and their reversion to...more

10/2/2014 - Case Management Judges Motion to Dismiss Summary Judgment

Resolving the Judicial Manager/Judicial Judge Debate: Theories and Fads of Civil Procedure Part 3 of a 4-part series

Now consider the fads, the procedural systems for presenting the case to the courts over the last 100 years. A. Forms Of Action Or Code Pleading. Pleadings were detailed recitations of the facts the lawyer believed or...more

9/26/2014 - Case Management Judges

Resolving the Judicial Manager/Judicial Judge Debate: The Effect of Early Issue Resolution - Part 2 of a 4-part series

First, let me disavow any intention tell you about “the good old days.” I fully agree with the definition of nostalgia as, “the art of forgetting the parts that sucked.” But here is a scenario from the demurrer days before...more

9/18/2014 - Judges Settlement

Resolving the Judicial Manager/Judicial Judge Debate: Axioms and Elements of a Settlement - Part 1 of a 4-part series

There is a scholarly dispute about whether the courts should decide cases or dispose of them. Whether judges should see their roles as managers whose job it is to get the cases settled or disposed of, or whether they should...more

9/11/2014 - Settlement

Law Firm Culture - Its Importance And How To Overcome It

In the 1540s, Jesuit missionaries to the Wichita tribe found a ready audience, and the whole group adopted Christianity. But when the missionaries announced they were going on to the next tribe, they were killed. The...more

9/13/2013 - Corporate Culture Law Practice Management Women in the Law

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