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Presenting what the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals called a “knotty problem” about supplemental jurisdiction in a case about allegedly leaky windows manufactured by a company referred to as Ply Gem, a handful of unhappy homeowners joined Prolite Building Supply in a state court lawsuit that was removed to federal court based on the diverse citizenship of Prolite and Ply Gem.
As we move toward the end of summer, our nation appears to continue on a slow but certain erosion of the Rule of Law. Several things have happened this past week or so that suggest such erosion.
For litigants, access to the federal courts is often a highly sought-after commodity. However, jurisdiction is not always easy to establish.
Moving back to the city, I quickly learned that aldermen are our busiest mediators.
In a recent decision, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois continued its trend of invalidating employment agreements, this time in regard to a nonsolicitation provision it determined to be overly broad.
The 4th District Appellate Court recently held that allegations of “willful” misconduct by an attorney serving as co-trustee of a trust negated the duty to defend by the attorney’s professional liability carrier.