Articles From 2012
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Shareholder Drag-Along Rights in Illinois
Article, Page 320
Drag-along rights let majority shareholders force others to sell at the same price and on the same terms, making the shares more valuable. The author argues they should be enforceable in Illinois and offers a checklist for drafting drag-along provisions.
Statute of limitations applied despite failure to discover forgery within the time limit
Illinois Law Update, Page 580
On September 5, 2012, the fifth district appellate court held that the three-year statute of limitations in section 3-118(g) of the Uniform Commercial Code ("UCC") should be applied to actions for conversion of negotiable instruments even in situations where plaintiffs are not reasonably able to discover the loss within the time limit. 810 ILCS 5/3-118(g) (West 2010).
Taking Your Practice to the Cloud
Article, Page 188
Wouldn't it be great to access case files from your laptop or store essential documents where no disaster can reach them? You can, and here's how.
Through the "Meeting Legal Needs" Lens
Article, Page 356
Among other projects, ISBA President John E. Thies will promote adequate funding of and public trust in Illinois courts and examine the law-student debt crisis. Here's a look at the year ahead.
Tips for Authenticating Social Media Evidence
Article, Page 482
Illinois practitioners should prepare to meet strict authentication requirements until clear rules are established. Here's a look at the cases and advice about how to proceed.
The Two Faces of Contract Ambiguity Claims
Article, Page 264
You could argue that a contract provision is ambiguous because it has more than one meaning. Or you could argue that it doesn't have any clear meaning. The article looks at both approaches.