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Condominium Law FLASHPOINTS July 2024

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

Association Failed To Overcome Presumption of Undue Influence in §15 Sale of Condominium Property

On interlocutory appeal, the Second District of the Illinois Appellate Court recently reversed entry o...

Real Estate Law FLASHPOINTS July 2024

Genevieve M. Daniels, Genevieve M. Daniels, P.C.
800-470-8661 | E-mail Genevieve Daniels

Fifth and First Districts Highlight Transaction Issues That Real Estate Attorneys Can Help Their Clients Avoid

This month, courtesy of the Fifth and First Districts, a public service announcement in support of...

Family Law FLASHPOINTS July 2024

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

Trial Court Reversed and Remanded for Failure To Conduct a Best-Inter...

Criminal Law FLASHPOINTS July 2024

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

No Abuse of Discretion in Admitting Social Media Messages

In People v. Thornton, 2024 IL App (4th) 220798, the Fourth District Appellate Court held that the admission of social media messages...

Workers’ Compensation FLASHPOINTS July 2024

Joseph P. Basile | E-mail Joseph Basile

Appellate Court Holds Claimant Can Recover Statutory Permanent Total Disability Benefits Under §8(e)(18) and Permanent Partial Disability Benefits for Nonscheduled Losses Under §8(d)(2)

The appellate court affirmed the circuit court’s judgment confirming the...

FLASHPOINTS Spotlight July 2024

Joseph P. Basile | E-mail Joseph Basile

Joseph P. Basile of Chicago is our FLASHPOINTS Author Spotlight focus this month, having been a long-time contributor to the Workers’ Compensation FLASHPOINTS.

“I attended IICLE® seminars and found them to be excellent,” Basile says. “[T]he annual Workers’...

Employment & Labor Law FLASHPOINTS July 2024

Catherine R. Locallo, Robbins Schwartz, Chicago
312-360-6499 | E-mail Catherine Locallo

Sent to the Governor: Three Significant Amendments to the Illinois Human Rights Act

The Illinois House and Senate considered and passed three bills addressing three hot topics in employment matters: reproduct...

Criminal Law FLASHPOINTS June 2024

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

First District: Courts Have Some Latitude in Interpreting Pretrial Fairness Act’s 48-Hour Detention Hearing Language

In People v. Garduno, 2024 IL App (1st) 240405-U, the First District Appel...

Employment & Labor Law FLASHPOINTS June 2024

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

Chicago Publishes Final Rules for Paid Leave and Paid Sick and Safe Leave Ordinance

On May 1, 2024, the Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection published final rules regarding the new Ch...

Ethics & Professional Responsibility FLASHPOINTS June 2024

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

Texas Court of Appeals Affirms Summary Judgment in Favor of Attorney Due to Plaintiff’s ...

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