Browse articles by year: 2015 (331)
2008 Global Credit Crisis and the Impossibility of Performance Doctrine
Illinois Law Update, Page 508
On July 19, 2010, the Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, upheld a section 2-615 motion to dismiss from the Circuit Court of Cook County, finding that the 2008 global credit crisis was not adequate grounds to rescind a contract under the doctrine of impossibility of performance.
ABCs for GALs
Article, Page 572
You'd like to serve as a GAL, child rep, or attorney for the child - how do you play this important but challenging role? Seasoned lawyers offer dos, don'ts, and tips.
ABN AMRO: A victory for the foreclosed-upon
LawPulse, Page 394
The Illinois Supreme Court holds that in a foreclosure suit, the mortgage lender must name (and thus notify) the personal representative of a deceased borrower before the trial court can hear the case.
All Hail the Illinois Rules of Evidence
Article, Page 620
On January 1, Illinois finally joins the vast majority of states by codifying its rules of evidence. Here are highlights of the new code.
Appeal of Pretrial Discovery Orders in Illinois
Article, Page 632
A wrongly issued pretrial discovery order threatens to undermine your case - what can you do to get a second opinion at this early stage in the litigation? More than you might think.
Are you ready for health care reform?
LawPulse, Page 502
Important provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are kicking in, and lawyers - both as employers and counselors - need to take note.
Asian carp reduction pilot program established. PA 096-0452
Illinois Law Update, Page 236
The Department of Natural Resources has been charged with running a year-long pilot program focused on harvesting Silver Carp and Bighead Carp, two invasive species in the Illinois River, in order to facilitate an increase in population of native fish.
(Asset) Buyer Beware
Column, Page 644
Warning to buyers of going businesses: you may be buying some of your sellers' liabilities.
At long last, the codified Illinois Rules of Evidence
LawPulse, Page 558
Effective January 1, Illinois' new evidence code pulls together evidentiary rules heretofore scattered among various cases, statutes and court rules - and makes a few subtle changes.
Averett a win for prosecutors
LawPulse, Page 286
The Illinois high court rules that it isn't reversible error for a trial court to defer ruling on motions in limine to exclude prior convictions unless defendants testify - and that's bad news for defendants who choose not to testify.
Avoiding Withdrawal Pains
Article, Page 240
You've had enough of the Client from Hell and you need to withdraw from the representation. The good news - you almost certainly can. Just make sure you do it properly.