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Section Newsletter Articles From G. Bradley Hantla

Automobile mechanic’s and/or garageman’s liens By G. Bradley Hantla General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, January 2003 In the March, 2002 issue of the ISBA's General Practice newsletter, I authored an article dealing with automobile mechanic's and garageman's liens.
What do you do if the jury asks about insurance? By G. Bradley Hantla General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, December 2002 Assume the following factual situation: You have just completed a trial, and the case has been submitted to the jury.
Garageman’s labor and storage liens another believe it or not situation By G. Bradley Hantla General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, March 2002 An automobile mechanic and/or garageman enters your office indicating that he has a truck that has been left at his premises for a considerable period of time and that there is a storage bill owed on the truck in a sum in excess of $5,000.
Practice alert: voluntary non-suits—criteria and consequences By G. Bradley Hantla General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, February 2001 The Code of Civil Procedure allows for the filing of a voluntary non-suit pursuant to Chapter 735 of the Illinois Compiled Statutes, section 5/2-1009.
Insurance claims procedure: When is the running of the statute of limitations not a good defense? By G. Bradley Hantla General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, August 2000 While it is commonly believed that the running of the statute of limitations is a complete defense to any action that might have been filed by a plaintiff, this is not necessarily the case.
Protecting your client from their own insurance carrier By G. Bradley Hantla and Christopher (Kit) Bradley Hantla General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, November 1999 Imagine the following scenario. A client comes to see you who has just been involved in a serious automobile accident.

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