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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, and 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 and 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 and 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 and 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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