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The importance of timely service
Lawpulse, Page 116
Thanks to an amendment to supreme court rule 103(b), plaintiffs who haven’t been otherwise diligent in moving a case along must be especially diligent in obtaining service.
Johnny O Takes the Reins
Article, Page 340
Real estate lawyer John O’Brien brings his nonconfrontational style to the ISBA’s top job.
Jordan v Knafel: A Troubling Take on Mutual Mistake?
Article, Page 308
The first district found for Micheal Jordan against his former mistress in a case that, while interesting, includes a troubling analysis of the mutual-mistake doctrine you should know about.
Law for minor smoking offenders amended. PA 096-0179
Illinois Law Update, Page 552
The Illinois General Assembly amended section 5-615 of the Juvenile Court Act of 1987 regarding supervision of minors who have been found in violation of the Prevention of Tobacco Use by Minors Act. 705 ILCS 405/5-615.
Lawmakers amend line of duty compensation penalties.
Illinois Law Update, Page 70
The State Prompt Payment Act and the Court of Claims Act have been amended to better enable persons designated by an Armed Forces member killed in the line of duty to obtain compensation. 30 ILCS 540/3-1, 705 ILCS 505/22.
Article, Page 74
A look at Abraham Lincoln's legal practice in antebellum Illinois.
Loose lips lose lawsuits
Lawpulse, Page 546
Having trouble getting your witnesses to shut up? Show them a copy of People v Harris.
Mailbox rule only applies to items posted using the United States Postal Service
Illinois Law Update, Page 174
On February 4, 2009, the Illinois Appellate Court, Second District, affirmed the decision of the Circuit Court of Lake County ruling the defendant's post judgment motion to vacate untimely and dismissing the appeal because the mailbox rule does not apply to private mail carriers.