Litigation partner James Oakley has published a chapter on “Motions, Affidavits, and Orders” in the 2012 edition of “Illinois Civil Practice: Opening the Case.” The handbook, published by the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, guides practitioners through the procedural maze of commencing a civil action in Illinois.
Oakley’s 50-page article covers motions to strike, motions to dismiss, affidavits in support of motions, and much more. The article also includes frequent “practice pointers” on best practices when drafting and filing motions, affidavits, and orders. He co-authored the chapter with Richard Chapman, a litigator with Clark Hill in Chicago.
Oakley is a partner in the Business Litigation group and litigates disputes involving contracts for goods or services and promissory notes, as well as business torts, including fraud and tortious interference with contractual relationships. He also represents developers, contractors and material suppliers in mechanics’ lien and bond claim matters and construction contract disputes.
Click here to read the chapter.
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