Articles on Civil Procedure

Amendment to Bill Adds Mandatory 6 Percent Prejudgment Interest to Personal Injury Judgments By Jenna K. DiJohn Young Lawyers Division, March 2021 House Amendment 2 to State Bill 72, passed by the Illinois House of Representatives on March 18, 2021, presumes to modify the Illinois Code of Civil Procedure to add a mandatory prejudgment interest fee of 6 percent per year for all judgments in personal injury cases filed in Illinois.
Attorneys speak, documents do not: Pleading standards of Section 2-610 By Allison M. Huntley Civil Practice and Procedure, May 2016 At the pleading stage of litigation, use Section 2-610 as your guide. Avoid using “creative” responses that miss the mark. When your opponent uses phrases like “the document speaks for itself,” consider bringing this to the Court’s attention. It very well may help you win your case.
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Recent decision in Burger considers Petrillo doctrine in hospital setting By John M. Burke Civil Practice and Procedure, December 2002 Litigation continues over legislative restrictions on the scope of the well-known rule in Petrillo v. Syntex Laboratories, Inc., 141 Ill.App.3d 581 (1986).
The Seventh Circuit issues a “warning to lawyers” concerning service time limits in Troxell v. Fedders of North America, Inc. By Michele M. Jochner General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, February 1999 Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4(d) provides that, "[t]o avoid costs, the plaintiff may notify ... a defendant of the commencement of [an] action and request that the defendant waive service of a summons."

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