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Criminal Law FLASHPOINTS March 2024

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

Trial Court’s Oral Ruling and Written Findings Sufficiently Apprised Defendant of Court’s Reasoning

In People v. Adino-Acosta, 2024 IL App (2d) 230463, the Second District Appellate Court aff...

Ethics & Professional Responsibility FLASHPOINTS March 2024

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

Deciphering Forum Non Conveniens: Global Law Firm Headquarters’ Location Deemed Convenient...

Family Law FLASHPOINTS March 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

Finding of Cohabitation Denied Upon Motion for Directed Finding

The ...

Financial Services FLASHPOINTS March 2024

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

Guarantor Loses Challenge to Commercial Reasonableness of Collateral Liquidation

A guarantor sought to defeat his liability on a debt he guaranteed by arguing that the secured party’s liquidation of the collate...

Real Estate Law FLASHPOINTS March 2024

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

First District Reminds Landlords They May Forfeit Portion of Their Damages if They Unreasonably Delay Filing Their Eviction Actions

The parents of plaintiffs Claudia Kulhanek and Ladd Kulhanek entered into a c...

Workers’ Compensation FLASHPOINTS March 2024

Joseph P. Basile | E-mail Joseph Basile

Claimant Proves Accidental Injury Aggravated His Significant Preexisting Condition

In City of Aurora v. Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, 2024 IL App (2d) 230114WC-U, the court found the Commission’s determination that the claimant’s work accident a...

FLASHPOINTS Spotlight March 2024

Elizabeth A. Garlovsky, Harrison LLP, Chicago
312-753-6185 | E-mail Elizabeth A. Garlovsky

This month, we welcome new IICLE® Board of Directors member Elizabeth A. Garlovsky of Harrison LLP in Chicago. Garlovsky has been a speaker at IICLE® events since 2014 and an author for IICLE® publications si...

Criminal Law FLASHPOINTS February 2024

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

Supreme Court Holds That Voluntary Intoxication Can Be Considered as Evidence for Specific-Intent Crimes

In People v. Grayer, 2023 IL 128871, the Illinois Supreme Court held that defendants c...

Employment & Labor Law FLASHPOINTS February 2024

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

Illinois Employers Take Note: Expanded Bereavement Leave Requirements Now in Effect

Effective January 1, 2024, many Illinois employers are now subject to expanded bereavement leave requirements for employees. ...

Ethics & Professional Responsibility FLASHPOINTS February 2024

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

Continuous Representation Rule Does Not Extend Statute of Limitations in Legal...

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