Articles From George Bellas

The Basics of Preparing for E-Discovery By George Bellas & Jillian Tattersall Civil Practice and Procedure, September 2019 As discovery increasingly focuses on electronically stored information, it is important to have a working knowledge of the many issues associated with e-discovery.
‘I didn’t mean it!’: Changing deposition testimony with errata sheets By George Bellas & Svetlana Meltser Civil Practice and Procedure, June 2019 Errata sheets allow a witness to make changes to transcripts prior to submitting it as part of discovery, but to what extent can they be used to correct or corrupt testimony?
Lost text messages lead to sanctions By George Bellas Civil Practice and Procedure, March 2019 Schmalz v. Village of North Riverside, et al. highlights the importance of taking measures to preserve data from mobile devices, as well as the risks associated with failing to take such measures.
What is the valuation standard for valuation of a minority interest in an Illinois LLC? By George Bellas & Jillian Tattersall Agricultural Law, January 2019 When a minority interest holder leaves an Illinois limited liability company, determining the value of that former member’s share presents counsel and courts with questions of methodology.
Self-authentication of digital records: New Illinois Rule of Evidence 902(13) By George Bellas Civil Practice and Procedure, December 2018 Effective December 1, 2017, Rule 902 of the Federal Rules of Evidence was amended to add two provisions that authorize self-authentication of electronic evidence by certification.
What is the valuation standard for valuation of a minority interest in an Illinois LLC? By George Bellas & Jillian Tattersall Trusts and Estates, December 2018 When a minority interest holder leaves an Illinois limited liability company, determining the value of that former member’s share presents counsel and courts with questions of methodology.
What is the valuation standard for valuation of a minority interest in an Illinois LLC? By George Bellas & Jillian Tattersall Civil Practice and Procedure, October 2018 When a minority interest holder leaves an Illinois limited liability company, determining the value of that former member’s share presents counsel and courts with questions of methodology.
Self-authentication of electronic evidence By George Bellas Civil Practice and Procedure, September 2018 As technology advances, practitioners must keep up with changes to the Federal Rules of Evidence.

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