Proper Review of Improper-Venue RulingsBy Anthony J. LongoDecember 2004Article, Page 638When should reviewing courts defer to trial court rulings on transfer-of-venue motions? This author offers his analysis.
When is “special service” good enough?By Helen W. GunnarssonOctober 2004Lawpulse, Page 508How hard must you try to accomplish personal service before you can resort to service by publication? A recent first district case tackles the question.
Interrogatories: the numbers gameBy Helen W. GunnarssonDecember 2003Lawpulse, Page 594What if you're presented by an opponent with too many interrogatories, or what if you want to exceed the limits yourself? Here are some ideas.
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.
The Art of Direct ExaminationBy Terrence J. LavinJune 2003Article, Page 305A trial lawyer's guide to effectively examining experts and plaintiffs.
Changing the Nature of Illinois Class ActionsBy Kathleen R. Richards and Jeffrey L. DunnMay 2003Article, Page 230Amended Supreme Court Rule 306 allows discretionary appeals of interlocutory orders granting or denying class certification. Here's the defense lawyer's take on the change.
How Great Will the Impact Really Be?By Judy L. CatesMay 2003Article, Page 231Amended Supreme Court Rule 306 allows discretionary appeals of interlocutory orders granting or denying class certification. Here's the plaintiff's lawyer's take on the change.
Nursing home litigation: no certificate of merit requiredBy Helen W. GunnarssonMay 2003Lawpulse, Page 220In a victory for plaintiffs, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled that litigants need not attach 2-622 certificates of merit to suits against nursing homes under the Nursing Home Care Act.