Workers’ Compensation FLASHPOINTS January 2021

Joseph P. Basile | E-mail Joseph Basile

The Workers’ Compensation Division of the Illinois Appellate Court issued a Rule 23 order on the question whether payments made under an employer’s profit-sharing plan were wages or a bonus under §10 of the Workers’ Compensation Act, 820 ILCS 305/1, et seq. A...

Financial Services FLASHPOINTS January 2021

Michael L. Weissman, Levin Ginsburg, Chicago
312-368-0100 | E-mail Michael L. Weissman

True Lease or Secured Transaction?

In In re Roberts, 620 B.R. 336 (Bankr. D.N.M. 2020), the issue was one that arises frequently in the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) world: Was a particular commercial arrangemen...

Family Law FLASHPOINTS January 2021

Donald C. Schiller | Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP, Chicago, Lake Forest & Wheaton
Michelle A. Lawless | Law Office of Michelle A. Lawless LLC, Chicago
312-641-5560 | E-mail Donald Schiller | 312-741-1092 | E-mail Michelle Lawless

Child Support Award Reversed for Failure To Follow Statutory Guidel...

Ethics & Professional Responsibility FLASHPOINTS January 2021

Terrence P. McAvoy & Katherine G. Schnake
Lawyers for the Profession, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Chicago
312-704-3000 | E-mail Terrence P. McAvoy | E-mail Katherine G. Schnake

Failure To Prove Judgment in Underlying Case Was Collectible

In 2006, the defendants were retained to pursue medical neglig...

Estate Planning & Probate Law FLASHPOINTS January 2021

Elizabeth A. Garlovsky & Jennifer J. Thurswell, Harrison & Held, LLP, Chicago
312-753-6185 | E-mail Elizabeth A. Garlovsky | 312-753-6126 | E-mail Jennifer J. Thurswell

Decedent’s Brother Unable To Dispose of Farmland Property After His Death

In In re Estate of White, 2020 IL App (4th) 190385, 157...

Employment & Labor Law FLASHPOINTS January 2021

Catherine R. Locallo & Thomas C. Garretson, Robbins Schwartz, Chicago
312-332-7760 | E-Mail Catherine R. Locallo | E-Mail Thomas C. Garretson

Recent Department of Labor Opinion Letters: Pay for Training and Travel

In November 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued back-to-back opinion let...

Criminal Law FLASHPOINTS January 2021

Matthew R. Leisten, Ogle County State’s Attorney’s Office, Oregon
815-732-1170 | E-mail Matthew R. Leisten

Appellate Court Affirms Cell Phone Search Warrant

The U.S. Supreme Court held in Riley v. California, 573 U.S. 373, 189 L.Ed.2d 430, 134 S.Ct. 2473 (2014), that police need a search warrant t...

Condominium Law FLASHPOINTS January 2021

Kenneth Michaels, Jr., Bauch & Michaels, LLC, Chicago
312-588-5000 | E-Mail Kenneth Michaels, Jr.

New Rules, Orders, and Mandates Impact on Association Collections

Condominium associations are empowered to obtain possession of units through eviction proceedings, a device they regularly use as a co...

Civil Litigation FLASHPOINTS January 2021

Gizem Tunca, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Chicago
312-902-5434 | E-mail Gizem Tunca

Retroactive Application of Overruling Precedent in Illinois

In Tzakis v. Maine Township, 2020 IL 125017, the Illinois Supreme Court addressed the circumstances under which overruled precedent applies retroactively. ...

FLASHPOINTS Spotlight January 2021

We begin 2021 with our FLASHPOINTS Author Spotlight focused on Peter Tsantilis of Liston & Tsantilis, P.C., in Chicago, contributing author to the upcoming COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE: PROPERTY-RELATED ISSUES (IICLE®, 2021). Tsantilis has been a volunteer author since 2011, first writing for COMMERCIAL R...