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The New Rules for Civil Settlement in Illinois: What Defendants and Insurers Need to Know

On August 26, 2013, Governor Quinn signed into law Public Act 098-0548, which amends the Illinois Code of Civil Procedure, and creates a new statutory section addressing settlements and liens in civil cases. The new statute, 735 ILCS 5/2-2301 (‚ÄúSection …

Texas Lawyer Gets Prison for Mail, Medical Fraud

An East Texas lawyer convicted in a mail and medical fraud scheme has been sentenced to more than three years in prison. A federal judge in Tyler on Wednesday also ordered 55-year-old Steven Rushing of Longview to repay more than …