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Al-Marri v. Wright, 534 F.3d 213 (4th Cir. 2008), cert. granted, 2008 WL 4326485 (U.S. Dec. 5, 2008)

Brief Amicus Curiae of Former Senior Justice Department Officials

Autotel v. Nevada Bell Tel. Co., 697 F.3d 846 (9th Cir. 2012)

Brief of Defendant-Appellee

Bangert v. Northern Trust Co., 839 N.E.2d 640 (Ill. App. Ct. 2005)

Brief of Defendant-Appellee
Answer to Petition for Leave to Appeal

Bank of Am. v. 203 N. LaSalle St. P'ship, 526 U.S. 434 (1999)

Petition for a Writ of Certiorari
Brief for the Petitioner
Reply Brief for the Petitioner

Bank of America v. Veluchamy, 643 F.3d 185 (7th Cir. 2011)

Appellee’s Brief

Bemis v. State Farm Fire & Casualty Co., 905 N.E.2d 285 (Ill. App. Ct. 1st Dist. 2009), vacated, 919 N.E.2d 349 (Ill. 2010)

Brief of Defendant-Appellant (Supreme Court)
Reply Brief of Defendant-Appellant (Supreme Court)
Petition for Leave to Appeal

Boumediene v. Bush, 553 U.S. 723 (2008)

Amicus Brief in Support of Petition for Writ of Certiorari
Brief Amicus Curiae of Retired Military Officers in Support of Petitioners

Brown v. Sears, Roebuck & Co, 125 F. App'x. 44 (7th Cir. 2004)

Brief of Appellee

Case Corp. v. Freeman, 522 U.S. 1069 (1998) (order)

Petition for a Writ of Certiorari
Reply Brief

Communications & Cable of Chicago, Inc. v. Dept. Revenue, 655 N.E.2d 1078 (Ill. App. Ct. 1995)

Opening Brief of Plaintiffs-Appellants
Reply Brief of Plaintiffs-Appellants

County of Cook v. Bear Stearns & Co., 831 N.E.2d 563 (Ill. 2005)

Brief of Defendant-Appellee

Dodson v. Hillcrest Sec. Corp., 95 F.3d 52(5th Cir. 1996), cert. denied, 519 U.S. 1111 (1997) (table)

Brief of Defendant-Appellee

Fait v. Regions Fin. Corp., 655 F.3d 105 (2d Cir. 2011)

Brief of Defendant-Appellee Ernst & Young LLP

Fehribach v. Ernst & Young, 493 F.3d 905 (7th Cir. 2007)

Brief of Defendant-Appellee

Gariety v. Grant Thornton, LLP, 368 F.3d 356 (4th Cir. 2004)

Brief of Appellant
Reply Brief

Grumhaus v. Comerica Sec., Inc., 532 U.S. 971 (2001) (order)

Brief in Opposition

Hendricks v. Comerica Bank, No. 26719 (Mich. Ct. App.) (Objection Sustained, Dec. 19, 2005)

Objection to Leave to Appeal

Hendricks v. Mutual Indemnity (Bermuda) Ltd., 126 S.Ct. 545 (2005) (Mem)

Brief in Opposition

Hudson v. Ernst & Young, LLP, 935 N.E.2d 854 (Ohio 2010) (Table)

Memorandum in Support of Jurisdiction
Brief of Appellant

Illinois Coll. of Optometry v. Grant Thornton LLP, 746 N.E.2d 908 (Ill. App. Ct. 1998) (table)

Brief of Appellee

In re Dow Corning Corp ., 86 F.3d 482 (6th Cir. 1996), cert denied sub nom., Official Comm. v. Dow Corning Corp., 519 U.S. 1071 (1997)

Brief of Appellants
Reply Brief of Appellants

In re Dow Corning Corp., 113 F.3d 565 (6th Cir. 1997), cert. denied

Opening Brief
Reply Brief

In re Dow Corning Corp., 522 U.S. 977 (1997) (order)

Brief for Respondents

Jablonski v. Ford Motor Co., 955 N.E.2d 1138 (Ill. 2011)

Amicus brief

Jurimex Kommerz Transit v. Case Corp., 2007 WL 2153278 (3d Cir. July 27, 2007)

Brief of Defendant-Appellee

Kronon Motor Sales, Inc. v. Ford Motor Co., 41 F.3d 338 (7th Cir. 1994)

Brief of Defendant-Appellee

Mid-America Tablewares, Inc. v. Mogi Trading Co., 100 F.3d 1353 (7th Cir. 1996)

Reply Brief of Defendant-Appellant

Moloney v. Ford Motor Co., 72 F.3d 130 (6th Cir. 1995)

Brief of Appellee

Odah v. United States , 124 S. Ct. 2686 (2004)

Amicus Brief
Amicus Brief in Support of Petition for Writ of Certiorari

Rasul v. Bush, 542 U.S. 466 (2004)

Amicus Brief (cert. stage)
Amicus Brief (merits stage)

Scachitti v. UBS Financial Services, 831 N.E.2d 544 (Ill. 2005)

Brief of Defendant-Appellee

Schmidt v. AT&T, Inc., 2010 WL 4529066 (Ohio Ct. App. Nov. 10, 2010)

Motion to Dismiss Appeal
Appellee's Brief

Teachers Ins. & Annuity Ass'n v. LaSalle Nat'l Bank, 691 N.E.2d 881 (Ill. App. Ct. 1998), cert. denied, 525 U.S. 1146 (1999)

Brief of Appellee

Till v. SCS Credit Corp., 541 U.S. 465 (2004).

Brief Amicus Curiae for Commercial Lenders in Support of Respondent

Wellington v. Amoco Oil Co., 721 N.E.2d 855 (Ill. App. Ct. 1998) (table)

Brief of Appellee
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