Criminal Law FLASHPOINTS January 2023

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

Illinois Supreme Court Rules on Admissibility of Cell Phone Videos

In People v. Smith, 2022 IL 127946, the Illinois Supreme Court upheld the state’s use of iPhone-recorded partial video clips...

Estate Planning & Probate Law FLASHPOINTS January 2023

David E. Braden, Yudell and Lonoff, LLC, Northfield
847-441-9500 | E-mail David Braden

First District Affirms Trial Court’s Order Requiring Agent Under Power of Attorney for Property To Reimburse Principal’s Estate for $76,274.99

In In re Estate of Jackson, 2022 IL App (1st) 211132, the First Dist...

Family Law FLASHPOINTS January 2023

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’s Order Escrowing Real Estate Sales Proceeds Postjudgment...

Financial Services FLASHPOINTS January 2023

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

Bank Not Liable for Honoring Fraudulently Endorsed Checks

Navigators Specialty Insurance Co. v. California Bank & Trust, Case No. 8:17-cv-0991-JLS-KES, 2021 WL 4929554 (C.D.Cal. Sept. 27, 2021), arose on a bank’...

Workers’ Compensation FLASHPOINTS January 2023

Joseph P. Basile | E-mail Joseph Basile

Court Finds Commission Properly Awarded Permanency Under Workers’ Compensation Act §8(d)2 Instead of Wage Differential, Distinguishing Jackson Park Hospital v. Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission

The Workers’ Compensation Division of the Illinois Appel...

FLASHPOINTS Spotlight January 2023

Richard L. Miller II, CTM Legal Group, Chicago
Julie A. Tappendorf, Ancel Glink, Chicago
312-818-6700 | E-mail Richard Miller | 312-604-9182 | E-mail Julie Tappendorf

This month, the Institute welcomes new Board members Richard L. Miller II of CTM Legal Group in Chicago and Julie A. Tappendorf of A...

Civil Litigation FLASHPOINTS January 2023

Alexandra Bright, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Chicago
312-902-5248 | E-mail Alexandra Bright

River Breeze, LLC v. Granholm: Second District Appellate Court Clarifies Procedural and Substantive Determinations of Whether Private Body Is Subject to FOIA

In River Breeze, LLC v. Granholm, 2022 IL App ...

Civil Litigation FLASHPOINTS December 2022

Nicholas Bottcher, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Chicago
312-902-5246 | E-mail Nicholas Bottcher

Illinois Appellate Court Uses “Intracorporate Publication” Doctrine To Find Transmitting Defamatory Statement to Company’s Officers or Directors Constitutes Publication

From the defamation suit pending ...

Condominium Law FLASHPOINTS December 2022

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

Illinois Supreme Court Reverses Appellate Court Holding That Price Limits in Condominium Property Act §22.1 Are Not for Benefit of Unit Seller

In November 2021, we reviewed the appellate court’s thor...

Criminal Law FLASHPOINTS December 2022

Matthew Chivari, Chivari P.C., Chicago
312-975-5732 | E-mail Matthew Chivari

Prim and the Kimble Factors

The constitutional right to an impartial jury of one’s peers is one of a defendant’s most fundamental protections — ensuring the integrity of the judicial process and its purpose as a fair and ...