Cahill has a distinguished litigation observe with approximately one hundred fifty litigators. Once the defendants are served with the summons and complaint, they’re subject to a time limit to file a solution stating their defenses to the plaintiff’s claims, which incorporates any challenges to the courtroom’s jurisdiction, and any counterclaims they want to assert in opposition to the plaintiff.
These motions attempt to persuade the judge, by means of authorized argument and sometimes accompanying evidence, that there is no such thing as a cheap method that the opposite party could legally win and therefore there isn’t any sense in persevering with with the trial.
A bench trial is just heard by the choose if the parties waive a jury trial or if the suitable to a jury trial will not be guaranteed for their specific declare (resembling these below equity within the U.S.) or for any lawsuits within their jurisdiction.
On this capacity, Cohen and Wolf attorneys help out-of-state counsel in prosecuting and defending all kinds of instances, including advanced business disputes, securities fraud cases, insurance coverage coverage disputes, RICO cases, ERISA issues, and employment issues.
Chicago Complicated Commercial Disputes affiliate Laura Bacon wrote this contributed article analyzing a latest Illinois Appellate Courtroom determination that discovered that the plaintiff, a wholesale seafood firm, could not enforce the overly restrictive publish-employment contract it had signed with a former sales associate.