Denial of forum non conveniens constitutes errorMarch 2008Illinois Law Update, Page 124On December 26, 2007, the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, reversed the judgment of the Circuit Court of Cook County denying the defendant's motion to dismiss based upon interstate forum non conveniens.
Trial Lawyers’ Top Opinions of 2005By Hon. James P. Flannery Jr.March 2006Article, Page 122From pre-trial notice requirements to spoliation of evidence, 2005 produced an array of Illinois cases of special interest to the trial bar.
“Sunshine in Litigation” Legislation: Boon or Bane?By Martin J. Healy Jr. and David P. HuberMarch 2004Article, Page 138Proponents argue that the "sunshine" proposal before the General Assembly promotes public safety, while opponents charge that it puts trade secrets at risk.
There is Ample Sunshine AlreadyBy Gregory C. RayMarch 2004Article, Page 139The Illinois House has passed, and the Senate is considering, a bill that would limit the power of the parties and the court to bar access to information in litigation involving "public hazards."
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. McGrathJuly 2001Column, Page 338Golfers in the (legal) news; capital punishment and the mentally retarded; and more.