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On Thursday, the Illinois Supreme Court handed down its decision in In re Marriage of Tiballi, answering a question of potential importance to domestic relations practitioners: are the fees of a court-appointed psychologist...more
AC35167 - Perugini v. Giuliano:
Pro se husband sued his ex-wife’s lawyers claiming violation of the RPC and intentional infliction of emotional distress for failure to disclose the attorney’s past representation of the...more
The Illinois Supreme Court has announced that it expects to file opinions in four civil cases on Thursday morning, March 20. Among the new opinions will be one of the two most anxiously awaited cases on the court’s advisement...more
This is the second of a seven-part series describing "Hot Employment Topics for 2014." Part II focuses upon "The Aftermath of the Demise of the Defense of Marriage Act."
The United States Supreme Court in 2013 struck...more
Having settled into the new year, we reflect on decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court in 2013 that are likely to have a significant impact in the world of pension and welfare employee benefits and, in some cases, already have...more
The Illinois Supreme Court has published its docket for the March term in Chicago. The civil cases on the Court's docket include...more
As we near the opening of the March docket, it's time to take a look at the civil cases that are argued and pending for decision before the Illinois Supreme Court. The Court is quite up-to-date on its docket at the moment,...more
Mar. 1, 2014 -- New York Law School Professor Arthur Leonard talks about how the current round of litigation could be the beginning of the end of the legal battle to allow same sex couples to get married. Leonard also...more
Recent decision has impact for traveling athletes,and that is if you do not live in New Jersey, you cannot have New Jersey courts modify your court orders.
Superior Court Judge Sohail Mohammed, in a ruling released...more
Covenants not to compete have been in legislative disfavor in California since 1872. This animus is currently codified at Section 16600 of the Business and Professions Code which provides that with certain statutory...more
In our detailed summary of the underlying facts and lower court opinions in In re Marriage of Tiballi, we wrote that the question presented was whether a parent who voluntarily dismisses a custody petition can be hit with the...more
In Berlinger v. Casselberry, Case No. 2D12-6470, 6 (Fla. 2d DCA Nov. 27, 2013), the Florida Second District Court of Appeal upheld a writ of garnishment issued by a trial court against the trustee of a discretionary trust...more
TRIAL COURTS MAY NOT CIRCUMVENT SUPREME COURT’S EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION TO ENLARGE TIME FOR APPEAL.
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As we look forward to 2014, we take a look back at the top 10 important tax controversy issues making the news in 2013 that may have continuing importance in the future....more
Of all of the Supreme Court decisions in recent years, few have drawn more public interest (or outcry, depending on an individual’s political school of thought) than United States v. Windsor and Hollingsworth v. Perry and few...more
The civil portion of the Illinois Supreme Court’s argument docket for the January term begins tomorrow morning at 9:30 a.m. in the Court’s temporary courtroom on the 18th floor of the Michael A. Bilandic Building, 160 N....more
Recent Federal Court decisions regarding Utah’s same-sex marriage laws have placed private employers in unchartered waters. Many private employers are now asking themselves: Am I required to extend benefits to same-sex...more
In a recently released Chief Counsel Advisory (CCA) the IRS addressed the statute of limitations on assessment of penalties for failure to report gifts from foreign persons. The CCA states...more
In Marriage of Bianco, the California Court of Appeal for the Fourth Appellate District overturned a sanctions award of attorney fees. The award was rendered in a family law dispute....more
The Ninth Circuit Judicial Council, an administrative body that reviews decisions of the court’s chief judge, recently weighed in on an issue involving same-sex domestic partner health benefits in the post-Windsor world. The...more
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