Making settlement appealingBy Helen W. GunnarssonFebruary 2005LawPulse, Page 62On appeal, opponents rarely meet face to face and thus have little opportunity to explore settlement. A new program seeks to make settling easier at the appellate level.
Will Ozik inspire more p.i. settlements?By Helen W. GunnarssonSeptember 2003LawPulse, Page 430According to plaintiffs' lawyers, a recent appellate court ruling means that more defendants will be found jointly, rather than just severally, liable. And that could make them more willing to settle.
Tobacco Product Manufacturers’ Escrow Enforcement Act implementedJuly 2003Illinois Law Update, Page 332The Illinois Office of the Attorney General recently adopted new administrative regulations related to the enforcement of the Tobacco Product Manufacturers' Escrow Act, 30 ILCS 168, and Tobacco Product Manufacturers' Escrow Enforcement Act, 30 ILCS 169.
Avoiding settlement surprisesBy Helen W. GunnarssonJanuary 2002LawPulse, Page 10What do you do to keep a settlement from unraveling? And what do you do when it unravels despite your best efforts? Seasoned negotiators offer advice.