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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.
Can unpublished Illinois Appellate Court orders be cited to federal courts as authority in insurance coverage cases?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.
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.
See if you know what happened on this day in Legal History with Karen Conti.
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.
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.”
Sports, Business & the Law
The federal trial against Lance Armstrong is scheduled to begin in Washington, D.C., on May 7. The government is claiming Armstrong defrauded the U.S. Postal Service during its sponsorship of Armstrong’s professional cycling team.
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. — Between raising two daughters and working as a dishwasher at Whole Foods, Lhakpa Sherpa just doesn’t have time for training to climb Mount Everest. Even so, she has done it a record eight times — and hopes to outdo herself yet again. — Free read
The Power of Lifting
Is there a knife in my hip’s future?
He started out initially portraying George Gershwin, which was then joined by Chopin, Beethoven, Leonard Bernstein, Franz Liszt and Irving Berlin and now by “Our Great Tchaikovsky” as Chicago favorite Hershey Felder brings his latest self-created solo musical portrait of yet another legendary composer to Steppenwolf’s Upstairs Theatre through May 15.
WASHINGTON — Susette Kelo’s Supreme Court case now has a Hollywood ending, just not the one she hoped for. — Free read
Dreaming of a spring getaway with white-sand beaches and a cool drink in your hand? What if you could book your trip today and pay for it later — without maxing out your credit cards? — Free read