The Illinois Supreme Court decided on March 20, 2014 that inmates that are currently serving life sentences without the possibility of parole for homicides they committed as minors will now be granted new sentencing hearings....more
AC35201, AC35270 - Henderson v. Lagoudis -
The “law of the case” doctrine does not preclude a trial court from re-considering subject matter jurisdiction (standing of the plaintiff in this case), even if the plaintiff...more
On January 10, 2014, the Supreme Court granted review of an Eleventh Circuit case addressing the circumstances under which a taxpayer can obtain an evidentiary hearing in challenging a summons issued by the Internal Revenue...more
This continues our series of blog posts on effective partnering between inside and outside counsel to defend against class action lawsuits.
The defense team must consider whether the company’s best interests are better...more
The United States International Trade Commission recently unveiled a new pilot program aimed at faster, less expensive resolution of 337 investigations. As part of the pilot program, the Commission “will identify, at...more
Bartlow v. Costigan involves a constitutional challenge: can the Department of Labor return administrative fines against construction contractors under the Employee Classification Act without mandatory evidentiary hearings?...more
Commercial arbitration began as an economical and fair alternative to court trials. Critics claim that is has become increasingly lengthy, expensive an more like litigation. Many arbitrators, ADR providers and counsel are...more
A student was dismissed from a charter high school for brandishing a knife in class. The student sued to challenge his removal from the school, asserting that his weapon was not a knife under the Education Code definition and...more
In this presentation:
- Overview and recommendations regarding hearing procedures.
- Ways to maximize confidentiality and immunity protections under state law, HCQIA and the Patient Safety Act.
Well, depending on what county your case is venued in, it depends. Recently in Foley v. Foley, the defendant, ex-husband, filed an appeal from an Order from the Family Court that denied his motion to reduce his alimony...more
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