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.
Rule 216 requests to admit: no more “gotcha” gamesBy Helen W. GunnarssonNovember 2007Lawpulse, Page 570With its Vision Point ruling, the Illinois Supreme Court gives trial courts the power to allow late or otherwise deficient answers to Rule 216 requests to admit.
Preserving the right to appeal an ambiguous rulingBy Helen W. GunnarssonJuly 2007Lawpulse, Page 342What can you do to preserve your client's right to appeal when the trial court issues an order of ambiguous finality? The Waddick case may provide some lessons.
Strict compliance versus “substantial justice”By Helen W. GunnarssonOctober 2006Lawpulse, Page 518In deciding whether to give a party extra time to respond to a request to admit, can a court consider the other party's failure to comply with another rule? The first district says "yes."