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Criminal Law FLASHPOINTS April 2021

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

Child-Sex Cases: Right To Be Present During Critical Stages, Confrontation Clause Issues

In the past year, the appellate courts have addressed various issues regarding a defendant’s right to ...

Estate Planning & Probate Law FLASHPOINTS April 2021

Elizabeth A. Garlovsky, Sarah Barnes & Jennifer J. Thurswell, Harrison & Held, LLP, Chicago
312-753-6185 | E-mail Elizabeth A. Garlovsky | 312-753-6155 | E-mail Sarah Barnes | 312-753-6126| E-mail Jennifer J. Thurswell

Spouse as Administrator of Estate: Whether Spouse and Ward Had Legal Marriage

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Employment & Labor Law FLASHPOINTS April 2021

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

New Limits on Criminal Convictions in Employment Decisions, Mandatory “Interactive Assessment” Process

On March 23, 2021, the Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA), 775 ILCS 5/1-101, et seq., was amended to make ...

Family Law FLASHPOINTS April 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

Ex-Wife Allowed To Redirect Maintenance Payments To Pay Creditor’s ...

Workers’ Compensation FLASHPOINTS April 2021

Joseph P. Basile | E-mail Joseph Basile

Workers’ Compensation Commission Decision Vacated PTD Award

The Workers’ Compensation Commission Division of the Illinois Appellate Court issued a Rule 23 order that concerns the issue of whether the Commission abused its discretion in relying on improperly ...

Civil Litigation FLASHPOINTS April 2021

Leigh Brissenden, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Chicago
312-902-5308 | E-mail Leigh Brissenden

Effective Tender Moots Prospective Class Representative Claim

In Joiner v. SVM Management, LLC, 2020 IL 124671, 161 N.E.3d 923, 443 Ill.Dec. 271, the Illinois Supreme Court reexamined its past precedent re...

Condominium Law FLASHPOINTS April 2021

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

Residential Evictions: Updated Orders and Ordinances

In January, we reviewed several new court orders and ordinances relating to residential evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since January, seve...

Financial Services FLASHPOINTS April 2021

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

Bank Suffers Wire Transfer Trauma

In the latest affirmation of the propensity of human beings to err, Citibank suffered a $500 million loss because a few of its employees did not know the correct buttons to hit.

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FLASHPOINTS Spotlight April 2021

The Institute is pleased to announce Michael J. Rooney as the recipient of this year’s Addis E. Hull Award. The Addis E. Hull Award has been given annually to practitioners and judges who have made especially valuable contributions to the Illinois bar through IICLE® programs, publications, or govern...

Civil Litigation FLASHPOINTS March 2021

Jamie N. Noonan, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Chicago
312-902-5492 | E-mail Jamie N. Noonan

Granting Immunity to “Eyes and Ears of the Court”

In Nichols v. Fahrenkamp, 2019 IL 123990, 160 N.E.3d 17, 442 Ill.Dec. 444, the Illinois Supreme Court held that quasi-judicial immunity shields guardians ad ...

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