The Overlooked Art of Redirect ExaminationBy Jeffrey J. Kroll and Patrick WhiteAugust 2009Article, Page 406Redirect examination is a powerful weapon for litigators, but it can backfire on those who forget its central purpose - to rehabilitate witnesses.
The Power Behind the Robe: A Primer on Contempt LawBy Timothy L. Bertschy and Nathaniel E. StricklerMay 2009Article, Page 246The power of contempt is a confusing mix of civil and criminal law concepts overlaid with constitutional implications. Here's a review.
Code of Civil Procedure provides another opportunity to file an actionApril 2009Illinois Law Update, Page 174On January 29, 2009, the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, reversed and remanded the decision of the Circuit Court of Cook County ruling the third-party com plaint untimely under section 13-204 of the Illinois Code of Civil Procedure (735 ILCS 5/13-204 (2006)).
The importance of timely serviceBy Helen W. GunnarssonMarch 2009LawPulse, Page 116Thanks to an amendment to supreme court rule 103(b), plaintiffs who haven’t been otherwise diligent in moving a case along must be especially diligent in obtaining service.
Pleading Civil Rights ClaimsBy Professor Jeffrey A. ParnessMarch 2009Column, Page 156The challenges civil-rights claimants face in choosing a forum, shaping their pleadings, and more.