Articles From Kevin Lovellette

Beware the errata sheet! By Kevin Lovellette & Summer Hallaj Federal Civil Practice, June 2015 A hypothetical scenario that illustrates the type of situation in which a government lawyer may find himself or herself when an opposing party seeks to retrospectively alter the substance of a witness’ original deposition testimony.
From the Chair By Kevin Lovellette Government Lawyers, June 2015 A recap of the Committee's work this past year from Chair Kevin Lovellette.
Beware the errata sheet! By Kevin Lovellette & Summer Hallaj Government Lawyers, April 2015 A hypothetical scenario that illustrates the type of situation in which a government lawyer may find himself or herself when an opposing party seeks to retrospectively alter the substance of a witness’ original deposition testimony.
From the Chair By Kevin Lovellette Government Lawyers, December 2014 A message from Committee Chair Kevin Lovellette.
But, we were on a break… By Kevin Lovellette & Summer Hallaj Government Lawyers, June 2014 There are only a few cases from Seventh Circuit courts examining the issue of whether an attorney may speak to a deponent during a break in a deposition. The courts appear split on this issue.
Does the Savings Statute save the day? By Kevin Lovellette Government Lawyers, June 2013 In situations where the Illinois Savings Statute allows a plaintiff one year to re-file a cause of action, this time limit may not be tolled by a pending appeal.
Application of discovery rules to requests to admit By Kevin Lovellette Government Lawyers, June 2012 One issue that has recently seen increased litigation is whether Requests to Admit are discovery devices subject to the requirements of discovery rules and orders of court.
Don’t fear the reaper By Kevin Lovellette & Mary Jane Adkins Government Lawyers, June 2011 As government attorneys, we should have the ability to speak with a Coroner to gather all the information necessary to properly defend or prosecute on behalf of the People.
The Affirmative Damage Rule By Kevin Lovellette & Cody Cocanig Government Lawyers, September 2010 The Affirmative Damage Rule gives us the ability to impeach witnesses that we call, thereby limiting the damage done to our case by our own witnesses.
In-Sites By Kevin Lovellette Government Lawyers, December 2009 From time to time, the Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Jury Instructions makes changes to the Illinois Pattern Jury Instructions for both civil and criminal cases, or the Committee may amend or update the Comments section on certain instructions.
Judge Wayne Andersen shares practice tips with government attorneys By Kevin Lovellette Government Lawyers, June 2009 On December 2, 2008, the Office of the Attorney General was honored to have the Honorable Wayne Andersen of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois speak as part of the Office’s Distinguished Speakers Program.

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