Case Review: Doe v. Coe
, October 2018
The appellate court ruled in Jane Doe v. Chad Coe, et al. that strict compliance with Supreme Court Rule 191(a) is mandatory and failure to attach documents relied upon in support of a 191(a) affidavit is fatal.
Strict Compliance with Supreme Court Rule 191(a) is mandatory
Bench and Bar
, September 2017
On August 17, the Second District Appellate Court ruled that strict compliance with Supreme Court Rule 191(a) is mandatory and that failure to attach documents relied upon in support of a 191(a) affidavit is fatal.
Good-faith settlement—When to settle
, October 2016
A look at the factors all parties must take into consideration when deciding when and how to settle a workers’ compensation case involving a third-party defendant/employer.
Removal and remand: A primer
, March 2011
A defendant can petition to remove a state court claim to a court of federal jurisdiction if the case could have originally been brought in a federal court or in certain circumstances upon the federal court’s discretion.
Condition, cause AND foreseeability
, April 2010
When an attorney is faced with questions as to when conduct is a cause and when it is only a condition, close attention must be paid to a plaintiff’s conduct.
The ethics of fee sharing in tort law cases
, October 2009
In the field of plaintiff personal injury litigation, a substantial amount of business is received on a referral basis. Tort practitioners commonly are referred cases from fellow lawyers who do not practice in that chosen field.
Spoliation after Dardeen … back to Boyd
, March 2005
The existence or nonexistence of a duty imposed upon parties to preserve evidence pertinent to civil actions has been hotly debated in the Illinois courts for more than a century.
Increased risk of future injury found compensable
, December 2002
In a ruling that surprised many, the Illinois Supreme Court recently overturned nearly 80 years of existing law by holding that a plaintiff is entitled to obtain compensation for a future injury, stemming from a previous injury, even if it is not reasonably certain to occur.
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