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01 Dec Insight

Last Man Standing

An individual and a citizens' group (the Better Government Association) had no standing to sue "on behalf of and for the benefit of the State of Illinois" against former Governor George Ryan, his campaign organization, and present and former employees of the Secretary of State.
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01 Dec Insight

Who Woulda Thunk?

Pervis Daniels, a workers' compensation petitioner, appealed what he considered to be an inadequate award. He argued for the first time in...
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01 Dec Insight

Trampoline Danger Open and Obvious

The danger of jumping on a trampoline, especially the danger of doing "rocket jumps" with other jumpers at the same time, is open and obvious, and should be appreciated by a reasonable person, even if she is only 15 years old.
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01 Dec Insight

You Didn't Fool Me

A plaintiff in Champaign County filed a nationwide class action complaint against Amoco Oil Company, alleging that the defendant violated the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act.
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01 Sep Insight

Pleading Pitfalls

This month we address defects commonly found in answers and affirmative defenses. Moreover, these are not just isolated oversights which can always be cured with impunity.
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