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January 2016

January 27, 2016 11:41 AM | Posted by Nancy Ciampa & James E. Parker-Flynn | Permalink
Recognizing splits of authority and knowing where your court stands on the issue can be critical to avoid waiver. Lawson v. Sun Microsystems, Inc., 791 F.3d 754 (7th Cir. 2015), cert. denied, 84 USLW 3130 (U.S. 2016), illustrates the danger when there is a circuit court split. read more
January 12, 2016 10:15 AM | Posted by David L. Luck and Michael D. Sloan | Permalink
The Seventh Circuit’s decision in German American Financial Advisors & Trust Co. v. Rigsby, No. 15-1612, --- F. App’x ----, 2015 WL 5579751 (7th Cir. Sept. 23, 2015), highlights the preservation pitfall of forfeiting a personal-jurisdiction defense through litigation on the merits. read more
January 4, 2016 11:59 AM | Posted by Alina Rodriguez & Justin Wales | Permalink
A preservation pitfall to be mindful of when drafting a verdict form is whether and how to avoid the "two-issue rule." read more