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Federal Civil Practice

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Section ProspectusThe mission of ISBA Federal Civil Practice Section

  • to enhance knowledge and professional capabilities of lawyers who practice civil law in the United States District Courts in Illinois;
  • to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas among and between practitioners and federal judges;
  • to review and make recommendations concerning federal legislation and proposed changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and federal district court rules that affect federal civil practice;
  • to promote communication through seminars and newsletters.

Recent Related Cases

Federal 7th Circuit / Civil

Equitable Tolling  |  Petition for Review, U.S. Dept. of Labor

Madison v. U.S. Dept. of Labor, Administrative Review Bd., No. 18-1800 (May 24, 2019) Petition denied

Federal 7th Circuit / Civil

Section 1983 Action  |  C.D. Ill.

Coleman v. City of Peoria, No.18-1742 (May 24, 2019) Affirmed

Federal 7th Circuit / Civil

Attorney Fees  |  N.D. Ill., E. Div.

Paz v. Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC, No. 17-3259 (May 15, 2019) Affirmed

Federal 7th Circuit / Civil

Qualified Immunity  |  N.D. Ind., Ft. Wayne Div.

Gant v. Hartman, No. 18-1287 (May 14, 2019) Appeal dismissed

Federal 7th Circuit / Civil

Consumer Product Safety Act  |  W.D. Wisc.

U.S. v. Spectrum Brands, Inc., No. 18-1785 (May 9, 2019) Affirmed