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  • Trial Notebook

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    The eye-opening opinion that dismissed Robert Peraino’s appeal from summary judgment in a personal-injury case against Winnebago County — because his motion for reconsideration was e-filed three minutes past a midnight deadline — highlights the peculiar distinction Illinois law draws between the 30-day deadlines for notices of appeal and post-judgment motions.
  • Policyholder Perspective

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    Can unpublished Illinois Appellate Court orders be cited to federal courts as authority in insurance coverage cases? Contrasting approaches to that question appear in federal district court decisions.
  • Tully’s Law

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    Rating a business’ performance — for instance, by assigning a letter grade or a number of stars — does not constitute an assertion of fact, even if the rating supposedly is based on an extensive body of factual information.
  • Legal History

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    See if you know what happened on this day in Legal History with Karen Conti.
  • Torts

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    The 1st District Appellate Court recently reminded us that when your client dies while the lawsuit is pending, you have several options, but the one thing you can’t do is nothing.
  • Federal Courts

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    Under federal rules, a complaint need only allege “injury” but no details as to the damages sought. In the case before us, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled: “All we hold today is that the complaint cannot be dismissed on the grounds that the plaintiffs do not adequately allege compensable damages.”
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