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Articles From Michael G. Cortina

Confessions of an Illinois Judgment

By Michael G. Cortina
November
2010
Article
Page 578
As more loans go bad, banks looking to collect from defaulting borrowers are turning to judgments by confession. Here's how they work.

Banks and Federal Grand Jury Subpoenas: Resolving the Hobbesian Dilemma

By Michael G. Cortina
April
2006
Article
Page 200
Try not to let your bank clients get caught between the conflicting dictates of state and federal privacy laws.

Citations Versus Non-Wage Garnishments: Which is Right for Your Collection Case?

By Michael G. Cortina
July
2005
Article
Page 362
This article discusses the two principal devices for reaching a judgment debtor's assets held by banks and other non-employer third parties.

Mechanics Liens and Slander of Title: The Case for Absolute Privilege

By Michael G. Cortina
May
2004
Article
Page 267
The author argues that mechanics-lien filers are protected from slander of title claims by the privilege for statements made during litigation.

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