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In This Issue…
- Personal injury plaintiff cannot rely solely on expert opinion to create a question of fact on proximate causation
Allen v. Cam Girls, LLC d/b/a Jazzercise Glenview, et al. is consistent with the long line of Illinois jurisprudence holding that a personal injury plaintiff bears the burden of proof on proximate causation, and speculation, conjecture, and guesswork are not sufficient to raise genuine issues of material fact on that element.
- Dealing with pro se litigants: A judge’s dilemma
Canon 3(A)(4) of the Illinois judicial code permits judges to “make reasonable efforts, consistent with the law and court rules, to facilitate the ability of self-represented litigants to be fairly heard.” Does this provision help Illinois judges decide whether to intervene in a proceeding in which only one party has an attorney?
- Returning to the fray after discharge
The “return to the fray” doctrine is a little-known theory that could result in harsh consequences for debtors that receive a discharge in bankruptcy, but choose to continue litigating post-discharge against creditors or other entities.
- Mandatory e-filing is just around the corner—A good cause exemption exists for those who need it
Illinois Supreme Court Rule 9(c) (eff. Dec. 13, 2017), exempts certain documents from e-filing and includes a good cause exemption in subsection (4). On December 13, 2017, the Illinois Supreme Court amended Rule 9(c)(4), to define the nature of “good cause” and detail the procedures for obtaining such an exemption.
- ABA considers modifying model rules on attorney advertising
The rules controlling how lawyers communicate with the public may be in for an overhaul.
- Recent appointments and retirements
Recent changes to Illinois' Judiciary.
Civil Practice Update - Fall 2019
November 8 | Chicago, Webcast
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