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Tracking the Importance of Recusals in Criminal Cases (Part 1)

Last week on both the Illinois Supreme Court Review and this blog, we tracked recusals, year-by-year in civil cases. This week on both blogs, we’re tracking the importance of recusals in criminal cases…more
 /  Criminal Law

Tracking the Importance of Recusals in Criminal Cases (Part 2)

Yesterday, we began our review of the Court’s experience with recusals in criminal cases. Today, we conclude our review with a look at the most recent years. First, let’s look at the importance of recusals in criminal cases…more
 /  Criminal Law

Tracking the Importance of Recusals in Criminal Cases (Part 1)

Last week, we tracked the Court’s experience, year by year, with recusals in civil cases. Recusals are potentially a serious issue in Illinois Supreme Court practice, since there’s no provision for replacing recused Justices…more
 /  Criminal Law

Tracking the Importance of Recusals in Civil Cases (Part 2)

Yesterday, we began our review of the Court’s history with recusals, looking at the years 1994 through 2005. Today, we address the Court’s recusals between 2006 and 2017. In 2006, Justice Corrigan recused in six cases. …more
 /  Civil Procedure

The Latest Alleged Wells Fargo Scandal – Imposing Unnecessary Auto Insurance on 800,000 Unsuspecting Customers

On July 30, 2017, Wells Fargo & Co. customers filed a putative class action lawsuit alleging the bank forced them to pay for unnecessary auto insurance, which resulted in some members of the purported class having their vehicles…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Insurance

Tracking the Importance of Recusals in Civil Cases (Part 1)

Earlier this week over at the Illinois Supreme Court Review, we reviewed the Illinois Supreme Court’s experience with recusals in civil cases. This week, we’re addressing the same issue here at the California Supreme Court…more
 /  Civil Procedure

Tracking the Importance of Recusals in Civil Cases (Part 2)

Yesterday, we began reviewing the data regarding the Court’s experience with recusals in civil cases, and how often recusals lead to the Court being closely divided in its decision. Today, we proceed to Part 2 of our analysis –…more
 /  Civil Procedure

Tracking the Importance of Recusals in Civil Cases (Part 1)

Last week, we reviewed the Court’s experience with certified questions from the Seventh Circuit. This week, we begin our look at a different question: the Court’s history with recusals. Recusals are particularly important on…more
 /  Civil Procedure

State Updates on Cybersecurity Regulations: New York DFS Issues FAQs on Its Cybersecurity Regulations and Colorado Adopts Rules Applicable to Broker-Dealers and Investment Advisors

New York and Colorado have continued to take the lead in cybersecurity requirements for regulated financial institutions. The New York Department of Financial Services (DFS), which issued the first state cybersecurity…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Do Certified Question Appeals Tend to Be More Closely Divided?

Earlier this week on the Illinois Supreme Court Review, we pointed out that one would expect that any question certified to the state Supreme Court would be a particularly difficult one, with a lot to be said on both sides. So,…more
 /  Civil Procedure

Media Law Bulletin: Google: Everybody Does It Everywhere — But It’s Still Trademarked

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently held that the Google brand continues to enjoy trademark protection, notwithstanding that the word “google” has entered (maybe stormed) the popular lexicon to describe the…more
 /  Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

How Often Has the Defense Won Certified Question Appeals?

Last week, we began our look at the California Supreme Court’s experience since 1994 in appeals which originated in certified questions from the Ninth Circuit. This week, we continue our analysis, looking at how often the…more
 /  Civil Procedure

How Often Does the Defense Win Certified Question Appeals?

Yesterday, we looked at the small number of certified appeals the Court has decided since the late 1990s. Since 1997, the Court has heard only eight certified question appeals from the Seventh Circuit – nearly all of them…more
 /  Civil Rights

And Now There are Three: Nevada Joins California and Delaware in Privacy Policy Requirements for Website Operators

The latest development with respect to privacy policies involves amendments to existing legislation governing state statutes governing the security of personal information for website operators and online service providers. This…more
 /  Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

How Often Does the Illinois Supreme Court Hear Certified Questions from the Seventh Circuit?

Over the past couple of weeks over at the California Supreme Court Review, we’ve been analyzing the California Supreme Court’s experience with certified questions. So today, we turn our attention to the same issue: how often…more
 /  Civil Procedure
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