News & Insights

December News

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 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 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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August News

01 Aug Insight

Chatting About the College Mascot Prohibited?

The United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois held that a university chancellor's preclearance directive banning all speech directed toward prospective student athletes without prior permission violated the First Amendment rights of university students and faculty members who wished to contact prospective athletes to inform them of their belief that university mascot degraded Native Americans.
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