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Condominium Law FLASHPOINTS October 2021

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

Appellate Court Affirms Illinois Human Rights Commission’s Dismissal of Retaliation Claims

Condominium unit owner, Valarie Hemmingway, filed at least two complaints against her condominium association...

Criminal Law FLASHPOINTS October 2021

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

State Not Required To Prove Prior DUI Violations or Revocation During Aggravated DUI Trial

In People v. May, 2021 IL App (4th) 190893, ¶39, the Fourth District Appellate Court reaffirmed that...

Employment & Labor Law FLASHPOINTS October 2021

Catherine R. Locallo, Robbins Schwartz, Chicago
312-332-7760 | E-mail Catherine R. Locallo

Chicago Teachers Union Claim Doesn’t Survive Summary Judgment on Race Discrimination Claim

On September 22, 2021, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the district court’s grant of summary judgment ...

Family Law FLASHPOINTS October 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

Finding That Marital Settlement Agreements Were Valid and Enforceable ...

Financial Services FLASHPOINTS October 2021

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

UCC Filing Sinks Unsecured Creditor’s Unjust Enrichment Claim Against Bank

In GlobalTranz Enterprises, Inc. v. PNC Bank. N.A., C.A. No. N19C-09-144 MAA, 2020 WL 3469114 (Del. June 25, 2020), the court applied Ca...

Workers’ Compensation FLASHPOINTS October 2021

Joseph P. Basile | E-mail Joseph Basile

Firefighter Failed To Prove Occupational Disease or Condition of Ill-Being Was Causally Connected to Employment

In Hedman v. City of Elmhurst, No. 14 WC 36769, 21 I.W.C.C. 0409 (Aug. 11, 2021), the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission affirmed and adopt...

Civil Litigation FLASHPOINTS October 2021

Thomas A. Demetrio & Susan J. Schwartz, Corboy & Demetrio, Chicago
Daniel M. Kotin, Tomasik Kotin Kasserman, LLC, Chicago
312-346-3191 | E-mail Thomas Demetrio | E-mail Susan Schwartz | 312-605-8800 | E-mail Daniel Kotin

Below is an excerpt from §1.2 of CIVIL DISCOVERY PRACTICE (IICLE®, 2021), whic...

Estate Planning & Probate Law FLASHPOINTS October 2021

Timothy S. Midura & Tricia Renze Buhrfiend, Huck Bouma PC, Wheaton
630-221-1755 | E-mail Timothy Midura | E-mail Tricia Buhrfiend

Below is an excerpt from §5.14 of EVERYDAY MISTAKES IN ESTATE PLANNING (IICLE®, 2020), which can be purchased here.

What Constitutes Aiding and Abetting Fraud in Consul...

FLASHPOINTS Spotlight October 2021

Angelica “Angel” W. Wawrzynek, Armstrong, Grove & Wawrzynek LLC, Mattoon
217-234-7123 | E-mail Angel Wawrzynek

For October 2021, the Institute would like to show its appreciation to Angelica “Angel” W. Wawrzynek of Armstrong, Grove & Wawrzynek LLC in Mattoon. Wawrzynek is a contributing author volu...

Civil Litigation FLASHPOINTS September 2021

Valerie A. Davenport, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Chicago
312-902-5403 | E-mail Valerie Davenport

Illinois Supreme Court: Collectability of Settled Tortfeasor Obligation Under Joint Tortfeasor Contribution Act §3

In Roberts v. Alexandria Transportation, Inc., 2021 IL 126249, ¶¶1 – 2, the Illinois...

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