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    Jeanne Pace’s 2013 lawsuit for false arrest and related claims against Timmermann’s Ranch & Saddle Shop and four of its employees presented an interesting procedural puzzle about whether her allegations should have been asserted as a compulsory counterclaim under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 13 when she responded to Timmermann’s 2011 complaint for alleged conversion, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud and unjust enrichment.
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    Maintenance is an issue that frequently arises in many divorces. Typically, maintenance is a factor in cases where one spouse has historically been the primary breadwinner and the other spouse has either not been employed outside the home or has been underemployed.
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    Today’s column examines a U.S. District Court decision holding that payday loans charging nearly 140 percent in interest violated the Illinois Interest Act and the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act.
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    The Illinois Supreme Court recently delivered a judgment and opinion which held plaintiff Ellen Folta’s action was barred by the exclusive remedy provisions of the Workers’ Compensation Act (820 ILCS 305/5(a), 11) and the Workers’ Occupational Diseases Act (820 ILCS 310/5(a), 11).
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