Wrapping tin foil around your cell phone might not protect your privacy but usually a sealed deposition will. In the case of Jeffrey Epstein’s confidant, Ghislaine Maxwell, neither protected her secrets. The British socialite was the infamous confidante of the late financier Jeffrey Epstein who died in prison while awaiting trial for allegedly running a … Read more
Use this “At A Glance Guide” to learn the statewide rules of civil procedure (Illinois Compiled Statutes and Illinois Supreme Court Rules) applicable to noticing a deposition in Illinois Circuit Court. For more detailed information, including local rules, on noticing a deposition in a specific Illinois Circuit Court, please see the SmartRules Illinois Circuit Court Notice of Deposition Guide for the court where your action is pending. Courts … Read more
The coronavirus is not just wreaking havoc on hospitals and life as we know it, the pandemic has also opened the door to countless lawsuits. From employers failing to protect their employees to states failing to protect their voters to one cruise line accused of holding its crew hostage, the lawsuits span a wide range … Read more
Use this New York Supreme Court Motion to Dismiss “Cheat Sheet” to learn all the rules of civil procedure (in New York the CPLR) applicable to bringing a motion to dismiss in New York Supreme Court. For more detailed information, including local rules, see the SmartRules New York Supreme Court Guides for Motion to Dismiss, Opposition to Motion to Dismiss, and Reply in Support of Motion to Dismiss.
“On the far end of the Trail of Tears was a promise,” wrote Justice Neil Gorsuch in his introduction to the Supreme Court’s majority opinion regarding The Muscogee Creek Nation’s relationship with Oklahoma. “Forced to leave their ancestral lands in Georgia and Alabama, the Creek Nation received assurances that their new lands in the West … Read more