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Unsettling Questions Regarding Lawyer Civil Claim Settlement Authority
While often presumed or declared to be quite settled, many of the guidelines on lawyer civil claim settlement authority are unsettled, leaving unresolved questions for lawyers, clients, and the courts. The upcoming publication ...
The Substantive Elements in the New Special Pleading Laws
Recently there have emerged new special pleading standards applicable to discrete substantive law claims or to certain remedial requests. These norms often raise troubling procedure/substance questions in separation of ...
The Authority of Illinois Lawyers to Settle Their Clients' Civil Claims: On Principles Not Quite Settled
The Illinois laws guiding lawyer civil claim settlement authority are not well settled and should be reexamined to provide lawyers with clear standards when they agree to a settlement on behalf of their clients. A comprehensive ...