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Civil Litigation FLASHPOINTS January 2022

Nicholas A. Crowe, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Chicago
312-902-5397 | E-mail Nicholas Crowe

COVID-Related Shutdowns Don’t Constitute “Direct Physical Loss” Under Commercial Property Policies

In Sandy Point Dental, P.C. v. Cincinnati Insurance Co., 20 F.4th 327 (7th Cir. 2021), a consolidation of ...

Condominium Law FLASHPOINTS January 2022

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

No Implied Right of Action Under Chicago Self-Certification Permit Program

Occasionally, my mentor would set down a case he was reading, sigh, and observe that bad facts make bad law. It is one of ou...

Criminal Law FLASHPOINTS January 2022

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

First District: Failure To Record Interview Prevented State from Overcoming Presumption of Inadmissibility

In People v. Cain, 2021 IL App (1st) 191921, ¶1, the First District of the Illinois ...

Employment & Labor Law FLASHPOINTS January 2022

Thomas C. Garretson, Robbins Schwartz, Chicago
312-332-7760 | E-Mail Thomas C. Garretson

Seventh Circuit Certifies Question to Illinois Supreme Court Regarding When BIPA Claim Accrues

On December 20, 2021, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals granted the request of the manager of an Illinois White...

Family Law FLASHPOINTS January 2022

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

That Maintenance Payments Were Non-Modifiable, as Set Forth in Marita...

Financial Services FLASHPOINTS January 2022

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

Bank and Borrower Did Not Collude To Injure Another Lender

Under §9-332 of the Uniform Commercial Code, a party is liable for colluding with another when there is evidence that the two parties acted pursuant to ...

Workers’ Compensation FLASHPOINTS January 2022

Joseph P. Basile | E-mail Joseph Basile

The issue of causation is presented in a Rule 23 order issued by the appellate court at the end of the year. The case concerns aggravation of a degenerative cervical spine condition and the need for surgery.

Commission Reasonably Concluded Accident Aggravate...

FLASHPOINTS Spotlight January 2022

Mitchell B. Gordon, Bradford & Gordon, LLC, Chicago
312-346-6911 | E-mail Mitchell Gordon

The Institute is pleased to welcome Mitchell B. Gordon to the IICLE® Board of Directors. He is one of the new additions to our roster of dedicated volunteer board members committed to guiding the Institute’s e...

Real Estate Law FLASHPOINTS January 2022

Hal R. Morris & Elizabeth A. Thompson, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP, Chicago
312-360-6499 | E-mail Hal Morris | E-mail Elizabeth Thompson

Second District: Homeowners’ Association Had Standing To File Property Tax Appeal on Behalf of Individual Property Owners

In Deerpath Consolidated Neighborhoo...

Civil Litigation FLASHPOINTS December 2021

Bora Ndregjoni, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Chicago
312-902-5497 | E-mail Bora Ndregjoni

BIPA Claims Preempted Under LMRA Due to Collective-Bargaining Agreements

In Fernandez v. Kerry, Inc., 14 F.4th 644 (7th Cir. 2021) (Kerry II), the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the dismissal of a la...

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