Illinois Bar Journal

Articles From Andrew R. Schwartz

Defending Confession Judgment Cases in Illinois

By Andrew R. Schwartz
October
2014
Article
Page 494
A confession of judgment lets a creditor take a judgment without notice to the debtor. Here are strategies for representing commercial debtors facing these judgments.

A Divorce Lawyer’s Guide to the Illinois Fraudulent Transfer Act

By Andrew R. Schwartz, Thomas J. Kanyock, & Karen Jeffreys
September
2011
Article
Page 462
Sometimes a dissipation-of-assets claim under the IMDMA isn't enough when a recalcitrant spouse hides assets. Never fear - the Illinois Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act is here.

Attacking Rule 137 Sanctions Motions as Pleadings

By Andrew R. Schwartz & Thomas J. Kanyock
April
2010
Article
Page 196
Is a Rule 137 motion for sanctions a "pleading" that can be attacked as such under Illinois law? The authors argue yes.

Recovering Costs in Illinois Civil Actions

By Matthew R. Henderson & Andrew R. Schwartz
September
2000
Article
Page 504
A review of the authority for recovery of costs; the authors argue for a less restrictive rule.

Resolving Contract Ambiguity: Parol Evidence Versus the Rules of Contract Construction

By Andrew R. Schwartz & Matthew R. Henderson
April
1999
Article
Page 204
The authors argue that courts should entertain parol evidence only as a last resort.

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