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The high court bars a suit filed against dead defendant

By Adam W. Lasker
December
2013
LawPulse
Page 606
After the defendant died, the plaintiff in a car-accident case failed to sue the estate's "personal representative." That meant the court lacked jurisdiction, the supreme court ruled.

The Mailbox Rule and Workers’ Comp: A Better Route for Circuit Court Review

By Brad A. Elward
December
2013
Article
Page 632
The Illinois Supreme Court recently applied the mailbox rule to filings for circuit-court review of Workers' Compensation Commission rulings. Here's what it means.

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