Articles, Letters and Cases

 

 

The following are articles and publications from the attorneys at Busse, Busse & Grassé, P.C. 

 

 

Articles

 

 

Disclosure of Mental Health Records in Illinois, Obtaining Records in a Civil Proceeding, IDC Quarterly, Volume 11 #2, June 2001

 

Is Prejudice a Factor in Determining the Proper Sanction for Failure to Comply with Rule 213 Disclosure, Spring Edition, 2002, Civil Practice and Procedure

 

Apportionment and the Minimally Culpable Defendant - 2-1117 after Unzicker, IDC Quarterly, Volume 13, #1, March 2003

 

Can an Evidence Deposition Act as a Proper Disclosure Under Rule 213? Defense Upate, Volume 4, #1, March 2004

 

Proposed Changes to the Illinois Code of Civil Procedure and Related Statutes and Doctrines, IDC Quarterly, Volume 17, #2, Second Quarter, 2007.

 

Request to Admit Update, Defense Upate, Volume 4, #1, March 2004

 

 

 

 

Letters of Interest

 

 

 

September 2005 - BB&G statute amending fees that can be charged to obtain medical records

 

March 2006 - Potential recovery of defense costs following declaratory judgment action

 

June 2006 - Need for probate approval of all minor settlements

 

July 2006 - Potential recovery of defense costs following declaratory judgment action - Volume 2

 

September 2006 -Placing of settling defendants on verdict forms

 

October 2006 - Duty of landowner in premises cases and late notice defense with lack of need for prejudice

 

February 2007 - Equitable contribution in construction cases for contractors and insurers

 

March 2007 - Pending legislation regarding joint and several liability in Illinois

 

April 2007 - Selective tenders and their applicability to excess carriers

 

July 2007 - Summit v. OSHA - changing who is responsible for workplace safety of subcontractors

 

July 2007 - Rejection of pending legislation regarding joint and several liability in Illinois

 

September 2007 - Potential recovery of defense costs following declaratory judgment action - Volume 3

 

October 2007 - Potential for spoliation claim against insurer

 

November 2007 - Chubb v. Carrizalez

 

December 2007 - Selective Tender Update

 

January 2008 - Employer Exclusion Void

 

February 2008 - Uninsured Motorist/Worker's Compensation Set offs

 

April 2008 - Surveillance and Intrusion upon Seclusion

 

June 2008 - Disclosure of conflicts in Reservations of Rights Letters

 

July 2008 - Wills v. Foster update

 

November 2008 - Effect of Interpleader on Duty to Defend