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June 2018, Volume 19, Number 3

  • Respondents in Discovery | Written by: C. William Busse, Busse, Busse & Grasse, P.C.
  • Horseplay: A Choice of Law Analysis | Written by: Ashley S. Koda, SmithAmundsen, LLC
  • What's Wrong is Wrong: Usurious Loan Yields Referral to the ARDC | Written by: Thomas L. O'Carroll, Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP
  • Forum Selection Clauses - Binding on the Bench? | Written by: Thorn M. Smith, CPCU, AIC, CFE, CIFI, Attorney at Law

March 2018, Volume 19, Number 2

January 2018, Volume 19, Number 1


August 2017, Volume 18, Number 3

  • A New Drug? The Supreme Court Further Clarifies Personal Jurisdiction | Written by: Thorn Smith
  • It Means What it Says: The Proper Definition of Willful and Wanton Misconduct under the Tort Immunity Act | by: John P. Heil, Jr., Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, P.C.
  • Next Stop: The Future of General Jurisdiction | by: Ashley S. Koda, Pretzel & Stouffer, Chartered
  • The Seen and the Unseen: Growing Distinctions in Application Statute of Limitations to Broker E&O Claims | by: Donald Patrick Eckler, Pretzel & Stouffer, Chartered

May 2017, Volume 18, Number 1

  • Coleman v. East Joliet Fire Protection District: Abolishing the Public Duty Doctrine in Illinois | by: Megha Shah, Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.
  • Connectivity Issues: Discovery Within the Social Network | by Thomas V.P. Draths, Pretzel & Stouffer, Chartered
  • Klesowitch v. Smith: Clarity from Chaos Regarding Introduction of Medical Bills at Trial | by Matthew Reddy, Pretzel & Stouffer, Chartered
  • What is the Injury? An Examination of Standing in Data Breach Litigation | by Daniel P. Kramer, Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP

February 2016, Volume 17, Number 1

  • Supreme Court Invalidates “Wrongful Death Via Suicide” | by Thomas V. P. Draths, Pretzel & Stouffer, Chartered
  • Hospital Physicians — An Agent of the Hospital or an Independent Contractor? | by Anthony G. Joseph, Hay & Oldenburg, LLC
  • Barring Claims of Increased Risk of Identity Theft and/or Identity Fraud | by Mary Cronin, Pretzel & Stouffer, Chartered
  • Illinois Jury May Learn About All of Plaintiff’s Asbestos Exposure, Not Only That Attributable to Defendant | by N. Drew Kemp, Thompson Coburn LLP

October 2012, Volume 13, Number 4

  • Revised Rule 243 | by Donald Patrick Eckler, Pretzel & Stouffer, Chartered and John J. O’Malley, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • The Admissibility of a Plaintiff’s Health Insurance (Or Lack Thereof) | by Brian R. Shoemaker, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
  • The Citizen Participation Act | by Anthony G. Joseph

March 2012, Volume 13, Number 1

  • Simultaneous Disclosure of Experts in Cook County: To What End and At What Cost? | by Adam C. Carter, Cray Huber Horstman Heil & VanAusdal LLC
  • What You Do Not Know Can Still Hurt You: The Statute of Limitations and the Discovery Rule are Extended to Encompass Unknown Causes of Injury | by Donald Patrick Eckler, Pretzel & Stouffer, Chartered
  • What To Do When Your Expert Witness Blows the Deposition | by Bradley C. Nahrstadt, Williams Montgomery & John Ltd.

March 2011, Volume 12, Number 14

  • Illinois Courts Expand, Then Narrow Validity of Arbitration Agreements In Nursing Home Litigation | by: Michael J. Denning, Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen
  • Illinois Citizens Won’t Be “Slapped” Around, An Overview of Illinois’ Citizen Participation Act (735 ILCS 110 et. seq.) | by: Todd W. Hunnewell, Busse, Busse & Grassé, P.C.
  • Ready v. United/Goedecke II: The Sole Proximate Cause Defense is Alive and Well in Illinois | by: James Toohey and Rebecca Matthews, Johnson & Bell, Ltd.
  • Limitations on the Use of Implied Indemnification in the Context of Products Liability Cases | by: Michelle Casper, SmithAmundsen, LLC

May 2010, Volume 11, Number 9

  • Some Harm, No Foul? An Analysis of Two Recent Cases Involving the Contact Sports Exception | by: Bradley C. Nahrstadt and Jeremy T. Burton, Williams Montgomery & John Ltd.
  • 7th Circuit Opinions Reflect Changing Standard of Causation in 42 U.S.C. § 1983 Actions Involving Public Employee’s First Amendment Rights | by: James Craney, Brown & James Law Firm
  • The Discoverability of Agreements by Co-Defendants that are Subject to a Confidentiality Agreement | by: James K. Toohey and Sean J. O’Reilly, Johnson & Bell, Ltd.
  • Plead the Fifth: Make Our Day | by: James E. DeFranco, DeFranco & Bradley, P.C.

April 2009, Volume 10, Number 3

  • Issues with the Recent ISBA Pre-Judgment Interest Proposal | by: Edward K. Grassé, Busse, Busse & Grassé, P.C.
  • Beware of Ice: Natural v. Unnatural Accumulation | by: Nathan M. Henderson, HeplerBroom, LLC
  • Spoliation of Evidence | by: Michael J. Chessler, HeplerBroom, LLC
  • Provocation Restored as Affirmative Defense to Dram Shop Act | by: Kenneth M. Lubinski, Busse, Busse & Grassé, P.C.

March 2004, Volume 4, Number 1

  • Attorney Communication With Physicians | by: Matt Maddox, Quinn, Johnson, Henderson and Pretorius
  • Request to Admit Update | by: C. William Busse Jr., Busse & Busse, P.C.
  • Can an Evidence Deposition Act as a Proper Disclosure Under Rule 213? | by: Edward K. Grassé, Busse & Busse, P.C.
  • The Import of the Illinois Supreme Court’s Dawdy Decision on Forum Non Conveniens | by: Stephen R. Kaufmann & Douglas J. McCarty, Burroughs, Hepler, Broom, MacDonald, Hebrank & True 


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