Can you stay a federal appellate court ruling while your petition for cert is pending?By Helen W. GunnarssonOctober 2010Lawpulse, Page 502Maybe, if you can show a reasonable chance of succeeding at the Supreme Court level and irreparable harm if the stay isn't granted.
You've taken a case through federal district court and the seventh circuit court of appeals. The result wasn't exactly what you wanted for your client, but the court has issued its mandate and you can no longer move for rehearing.
Collecting on a federal-court judgmentBy Helen W. GunnarssonFebruary 2010Lawpulse, Page 66Here's a step-by-step guide to actually getting that money you won for your client in federal court. The key: effectively using the powerful citation to discover assets.
Three flavors of federal e-filingBy Helen W. GunnarssonDecember 2007Lawpulse, Page 622Effective last month, all three federal district courts accept electronically filed complaints – but each has different procedures.
Does your order of dismissal do the job?By Helen W. GunnarssonJuly 2007Lawpulse, Page 342Case law from the United States Supreme Court and the seventh circuit interpreting the federal rules can make it hard for settling parties to draft orders of dismissal that allow the judge to retain jurisdiction.
Coming soon: new federal e-discovery rulesBy Helen W. GunnarssonNovember 2006Lawpulse, Page 578Among other things, the amendments, effective December 1, allow routine purging of and address inadvertent disclosure of electronic data.
Federal Boat Safety Act impliedly preempts failure-to-install claimNovember 2001Illinois Law Update, Page 568On August 16, 2001, the Illinois Supreme Court affirmed the lower court's holding that while the Federal Boat Safety Act (FBSA), 46 USC § 4301 et seq., does not explicitly preempt state common law causes of action based on a manufacturer's failure to install propeller guards on boat engines, such claims are impliedly preempted.
The Lawyer's JournalBy Bonnie C. McGrathAugust 2001Column, Page 394Name-calling brief writers get a pass; Gramm-Leach-Bliley may require lawyers to send privacy notices; and more.
The Lawyer's JournalBy Bonnie Fitzgerald McGrathNovember 1998Column, Page 590Post-Ellerth business boom?