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Arbitration clauses in the context of third-party beneficiary claims: An issue ripe for corporate consideration and Illinois Supreme Court review By Matthew R. Carter Civil Practice and Procedure, May 2016 A discussion of the current state of Illinois law considering arbitration clauses and third-party beneficiary claims.
Crafting helpful amicus filings in the Supreme Court of Illinois pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court Rule 345 By Matthew R. Carter Civil Practice and Procedure, January 2014 This article discusses the role of amicus curiae briefs in light of the Illinois Supreme Court’s function in the development of Illinois’ jurisprudence.
Upholding the plain language reading of non-competition bargains: Citadel v. Teza Technologies LLC By Matthew R. Carter Civil Practice and Procedure, May 2012 This article discusses the appellate court’s decision in Citadel  v. Teza Technologies LLC, describes how it might be applied by employers and employees going forward, and ultimately suggests that, because of Reliable Fire Equipment Co. v. Arredondo, the Citadel opinion may have greater application than it did when the opinion was first published.
The supervisory authority of the Supreme Court of Illinois: A powerful tool for the court and practitioner alike By Matthew R. Carter Civil Practice and Procedure, April 2012 Illinois Supreme Court Rule 383 provides the requirements for a motion for supervisory order. These motions are rarely granted, yet they have been used successfully at every stage of litigation in Illinois.
Illinois Supreme Court Rule 315(c)(3): An appellate trap for the unwary By Matthew R. Carter Civil Practice and Procedure, October 2008 Illinois Supreme Court Rule 315 establishes rules for preparing an appeal from the Illinois appellate court to the Illinois Supreme Court. Ill. Sup. Ct. Rule 315.

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