LexisNexis Practice Guide: Illinois Contract Litigation
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LexisNexis Practice Guide: Illinois Contract Litigation is a one volume softbound annual that covers basic principles of contract litigation in Illinois, using a task-oriented structure and concise, straight-forward language to direct practitioners to the answers to their contract litigation questions. Includes checklists and sample forms.
Created under the guidance of Editorial Consultants Bradley C. Graveline and Kenneth E. Rechtoris from the Chicago office of the law firm Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, and Daniel G. Rosenberg from the James McHugh Construction Company, LexisNexis Practice Guide: Illinois Contract Litigation provides practical, step-by-step guidance on all phases of contract litigation in Illinois.
The task-based format guides you through all potential claims, defenses, and other issues that might arise in an action arising out of cases involving contract claims, including the potential causes of actions, remedies, and defenses for a contract claim. This guide simplifies the process of litigating a contract case by identifying the essential elements and setting them out in a comprehensive yet easy to understand way. Insights from Illinois experts are reflected throughout, with strategic points, warnings, traps, and other types of practice tips targeting issues of particular interest.
Each chapter contains:
• A task-based organization that takes user through each topic in a logical style designed to facilitate a clear understanding of the contract litigation process.
• Clear, concise analysis explaining the litigation process in a practical and easy-to-understand style.
• Dozens of litigation forms with the types of filings that attorneys are most likely to use in a contract litigation case – saving hours of drafting time.
• Practice tips and pointers from Illinois practitioners – providing a real world perspective on the Illinois litigation process.
• Checklists outlining important procedural steps and considerations.
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Table of contents
Chapter 1 Litigating Breach of Contract Cases in Illinois: Types, Tactics and
Chapter 2 Determining Choice of Law, Venue, Forum
Chapter 3 Establishing the Elements and Pleading the Case
Chapter 4 Interpreting and Construing Contracts in Illinois
Chapter 5 Determining Whether to Arbitrate or Litigate
Chapter 6 Attacking and Defending Against the Existence of a Contract
Chapter 7 Effecting Modification and Waiver
Chapter 8 Understanding Quasi-Contracts
Chapter 9 Understanding Equitable Remedies
Chapter 10 Understanding the Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing
Chapter 11 Understanding Contracts or Provisions That Violate Illinois Statutes or Public Policy
Chapter 12 Understanding the Uniform Commercial Code in Illinois
Chapter 13 Understanding Employment Contracts in Illinois
Chapter 14 Understanding Nondisclosure Agreements
Chapter 15 Litigating Construction Contracts
Chapter 16 Understanding Insurance Contracts Under Illinois Law
Chapter 17 Understanding Vendor Agreements Under Illinois Law
Chapter 18 Allocating Damages for Breach of Contract
Chapter 19 Recovering Attorney Fees under Illinois Law
Chapter 20 Understanding the Effect of Bankruptcy on Contract Litigation
Chapter 21 Enforcing Online Contracts