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November News

01 Nov Insight

"Relation Back"

You inadvertently named the wrong defendant in a timely filed lawsuit, but thereafter you named the proper defendant in an amended...
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01 Nov Insight

2-1/2 Years is Not "As Soon As Practicable" - Even for City Government

The City of Chicago suffers summary judgment because it failed to provide timely notice of a lawsuit. The Appellate Court reversed the trial court and found that the City of Chicago's 2-1/2 year delay in providing notice under an insurance policy was plainly unreasonable as a matter of law. Further, the Court rejected the City's claim of estoppel to the late notice defense.
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01 Nov Insight

Incriminate You Where?

In a class action lawsuit, defendant declines to answer discovery questions on the grounds of the privilege against self-incrimination...
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01 Sep Insight

To Get Contribution, Name That Tortfeasor!

A tortfeasor settling with a claimant under Section 2(c) of the Contribution Act, 740 ILCS 100/2(c), is not entitled to recover contribution from another tortfeasor whose liability is not extinguished by the settlement, 740 ILCS 100/2(d).
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