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01 Aug Insight

Rule 213 Disclosures Not Required?!?!?!

The Illinois Appellate Court held that opinion witness disclosures pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court Rule 213 are not required when the same disclosure has been made under Illinois Supreme Court Rule 222.
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01 Aug Insight

Delay Does Not Automatically Create Laches Defense

The Seventh Circuit held that a subcontractor's failure to file suit for breach of contract clauses providing for preferred vendor status and future work until near the end of the five year agreement did not give rise to estoppel or laches defenses under Illinois law.
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01 Aug Insight

Newly Discovered Evidence or Not?

In affirming a trial court's refusal to grant a plaintiff's motion to reconsider, the Illinois Appellate Court held that affidavits of previously-identified witnesses are not "newly discovered evidence."
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01 Aug Insight

No Reliance Needed

The Seventh Circuit recently held that a complaining party is not required to establish reliance, either actual or reasonable, in order to...
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01 Aug Insight

Opportunity Lost

The Illinois Supreme Court held that business investors lost the opportunity to contest the arbitrability of a dispute in their appeal of...
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01 Aug Insight

When Does the Clock Start Ticking?

The Illinois Supreme Court held that a general contractor's third-party indemnity claims against its subcontractors accrued on the date that the general contractor was served with the underlying complaint from the homeowner.
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