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Newsletter Articles From 2007

Corporate attorneys and claims of privilege By Glenn R. Gaffney June 2007 In today’s Fortune 500 companies, many of which have a presence in the State of Illinois, lawyers perform a variety of roles, including but clearly not limited to, that of corporate counsel.
Disclosing expert witnesses By Travis J. Ketterman September 2007 The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure provide a roadmap for the proper disclosure of expert witnesses.
For whom the Bell Atlantic tolls, it tolls for you By William J. Borah December 2007 A review of the recent cases affecting federal notice pleading since Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly.
From the Chair By David J. Fish September 2007 Dear Federal Civil Practice Committee members:
Magistrate Judge Susan E. Cox By Patricia M. Fallon September 2007 In April 2007, Susan E. Cox was selected as the Northern District’s newest magistrate judge.
Plaintiff’s motion for remand after defendant’s diversity jurisdiction removal By Glenn R. Gaffney December 2007 For those trying to avoid Federal jurisdiction, the law is on your side.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Ian H. Levin By Patricia M. Fallon March 2007 U.S. Magistrate Judge Ian H. Levin retired on July 1, 2006 after 17 years of dedicated service to the bench.
What’s an attorney to do? Ensuring federal jurisdiction over settlement agreements in light of recent Seventh Circuit Cases By Morton Denlow June 2007 This article identifies the issues raised by the Seventh Circuit’s recent decisions, describes their apparent conflict with Kokkonen and other Seventh Circuit cases, and tries to answer the question, “What’s an attorney to do?”
Whether to shift costs or not under the new federal e-discovery rules By Michael W. Tootooian March 2007 The evolving nature of discovery and litigation in general has never been more dramatically affected than through the use of computers and more importantly the “electronically stored information” generated by them.