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Does your claim allege educational malpractice? By Hon. James Fitzgerald Smith and Julia Illman Maness Civil Practice and Procedure, August 2012 Does an injured person have a cognizable claim for negligence against a former teacher for an injury occurring after instruction that the injured person claims can be traced to poor teaching?
SLAPPed with attorney fees: Awards pursuant to the Illinois Anti-SLAPP Act By Hon. James Fitzgerald Smith and Julia Illman Maness Civil Practice and Procedure, November 2010 Until the scope of the Anti-SLAPP Act is narrowed through legislation or judicial interpretation, this article's authors advise any attorney who is on notice that his or her actions may fall under the SLAPP matrix to proceed with caution.
Scrivener be aware: Attention to detail is essential in vendor’s endorsements By Hon. James Fitzgerald Smith and Julia Illman Maness Civil Practice and Procedure, February 2009 A recent opinion by the Illinois appellate court, First District, Fifth Division, reminds us that attention to detail when drafting a vendor’s endorsement in an insurance contract is of utmost importance.

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