Home rule rules, says the Illinois Supreme CourtBy Adam W. LaskerJune 2013Lawpulse, Page 278Ordinances enacted by home rule municipalities trump state statutes unless the state expressly exercises exclusive control, the supreme court rules in a condo case.
Vendor-neutral citation comes to IllinoisBy Helen W. GunnarssonJuly 2011Lawpulse, Page 330Beginning July 1, the official version of Illinois opinions will be published publicly on the court's website, not privately in bound volumes.
The Power of Pre-Suit Discovery: Supreme Court Rule 224By Timothy J. HarrisMarch 2011Article, Page 136Pre-suit discovery under SCR 224 is a powerful and underused way to identify potential parties, investigate an incident, protect evidence, and avoid secondary spoliation claims.
“He Remembers His Roots”By Helen W. GunnarssonFebruary 2011Article, Page 76A former legal aid lawyer and sole practitioner from rural beginnings settles into the role of Illinois' chief justice.
A chiropractor is a “physician” under Illinois Supreme Court Rule 204(c)May 2010Illinois Law Update, Page 236On February 25, 2010, the Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, affirmed in part and vacated in part the decision of the Circuit Court of Cook County, which ruled that an hourly fee of $66.95 for a deposition was reasonable for a chiropractor and entered a contempt order against the chiropractor for refusing to comply with the court's discovery order.
The Discovery Deposition and Disfavored EvidenceBy Joanne Hannaway Sweeney and Benjamin J. WimmerNovember 2009Article, Page 576A recent amendment to the Illinois Supreme Court Rules obscures the purpose of the discovery deposition and the range of its uses
When Recusal Leads to DEADLOCK: A Constitutional CureBy J. Timothy Eaton and Lynn A. EllenbergerOctober 2009Article, Page 510The authors propose a constitutional amendment allowing replacement of Illinois Supreme Court justices when recusal makes rendering a decision impossible.
A Judge’s JudgeBy Helen W. GunnarssonSeptember 2008Article, Page 448In Thomas Fitzgerald, the Illinois Supreme Court has a seasoned trial judge at the helm. Here’s an interview with the new chief.
How not to do e-filingBy Helen W. GunnarssonJuly 2008Lawpulse, Page 334The supreme court recently announced its intention to implement statewide e-filing in the next several years. Critics say the federal northern district of Illinois, which requires filing both paper and electronic copies, offers an example of what not to do.