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Illinois Supreme Court to Decide Whether Self-Critical Analysis Privilege Exists in Illinois

We continue our previews of the civil cases accepted for review in the closing days of the Illinois Supreme Court’s March term with Harris v. One Hope United, Inc. In Harris, the First District declined to recognize the...more

Appellate Court Notes - Week of March 19

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

Illinois Supreme Court's March Docket Announced

The Illinois Supreme Court has published its docket for the March term in Chicago. The civil cases on the Court's docket include...more

What's Pending on the Illinois Supreme Court's Advisement Docket?

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

Illinois Supreme Court to Hear Arguments in Five Civil Cases This Week

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

“Sixties’ Scoop” Class Action Certified

Between December 1, 1965 and December 31, 1984, Ontario welfare authorities, empowered by the Federal Crown, removed thousands of aboriginal children from their families and communities and placed them in non-aboriginal...more

First Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Parental Child Abduction Case on ADA Preemption Grounds

In a significant decision for the airline industry, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit affirmed the district court's summary judgment dismissal of common law tort claims against an airline arising out of a...more

To Sue or Not to Sue

It is not always easy to make a decision when it comes to filing a lawsuit against a debtor. Before one can choose whether or not to sue, they should know whether the debtor has sufficient assets to secure payment or if the...more

Legal Byte: Attorney Vacations & the Court’s Calendar

You need a vacation, but, other counsel is being difficult. What is the law? ...more

10 Annoying Attorney Traits

10 bad habits of attorneys...more

Illinois Supreme Court Will Hear Five Civil Cases During January Term

The Illinois Supreme Court has posted its docket for the impending January term, and the Court will hear argument in five civil cases. ...more

Illinois Supreme Court Declines to Decide Absolute Immunity Issue in Cooney

Cooney v. Rossiter presented two questions: (1) was the plaintiffs' individual action barred by the dismissal of an earlier putative class action; and (2) is a court-appointed psychological evaluator in a child custody...more

Langarica v. County of Los Angeles

Appellate Opinion

After hospital staff got into a dispute with Appellant, Antonio Langarica, the hospital defendants convinced the social worker defendants that Antonio had a bad attitude and needed to be brought into line. They then worked...more

Legal Byte: Objecting to your own discovery responses?

Legal Byte: Objecting to your own discovery responses? Can a person, after he/she has provided responses to discovery under oath, object to his/her own responses as vague and ambiguous? ...more

Why and When to Conduct an Asset Search

Asset Search services are one of those areas that most people know little about until they need them. For example, personal injury attorneys have conducted asset searches to satisfy their due diligence in finding a...more

Legal Byte: If you don’t raise an argument in the trial court, are you barred from raising it on appeal?

Legal Byte: If a trial lawyers does not raise all possible arguments on every issue in the trial court, are they barred on appeal as a matter of law? Maybe, maybe not. ...more

Weekly Law Resume - May 24, 2012: CCP Section 998 Offer To Compromise – Jointly To Spouses

Farag v. ArvinMeritor, Inc. Court of Appeal, Third District (April 24, 2012) Statutory settlement offers pursuant to California Code of Civil Procedure Section 998 can be an important settlement tool, and a method to...more

Two New Civil Opinions Coming From the Illinois Supreme Court

The Illinois Supreme Court has announced that on the morning of Thursday, May 24, it will file opinions in two civil cases.. Bonhomme v. James, No. 112393 et al. -- (1) Should the tort of fraudulent misrepresentation be...more

Illinois Supreme Court Sets Civil Argument Schedule for May

Yesterday the Illinois Supreme Court published its Oral Argument Calendar [pdf] for the May term, and the Court will hear oral argument in eight civil cases. The cases, with the issue or issues presented in each, are... ...more

Testifying On The Witness Stand

Ever wonder what to tell your client when they are going to be on the witness stand? This may help. ...more

Divorce In Tennessee - A Start

A summary of what to expect during divorce in Tennessee at the initial steps....more

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