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  1. Ethics & Professional Responsibility FLASHPOINTS November 2018

    November 15, 2018

    Terrence P. McAvoy & Thomas P. Sukowicz Lawyers for the Profession, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Chicago 312-704-3000 | E-mail Terrence McAvoy | E-mail Thomas SukowiczLaw Firms Must Disclose Current Conflict of Interest but Still May Be Entitled to Fees for Services After Failure To Do SoIn Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, LLP v. J-M Manufacturing […]


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  3. Financial Services FLASHPOINTS November 2018

    Michael L. Weissman, Levin Ginsburg, Chicago 312-368-0100 | E-mail Michael L. WeissmanThis month we consider whether a lender may use its claim against a borrower as setoff against an award to the borrower for the lender’s bad faith in filing an involuntary petition against the borrower, whether a bank is liable for the defalcations of […]


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  5. Condominium Law FLASHPOINTS November 2018

    Kenneth Michaels, Jr., Bauch & Michaels, LLC, Chicago 312-588-5000 | E-Mail Kenneth MichaelsCondo Associations Must Adopt Written Policy for Resolving Complaints The Condominium and Common Interest Community Ombudsperson Act, 765 ILCS 615/1, et seq., requires by January 1, 2019, all condominium associations and most common interest community associations (CICAs) to adopt a written policy for […]


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  7. Tax Law Explained FLASHPOINTS November 2018

    Keith B. Baker, CPA, JD, Law Offices of Keith B. Baker, Ltd.,Skokie 847-933-0200 | E-mail Keith BakerThe Unseen Hand of Federal Income Tax LawsThe federal government needs money to operate. However, if the goal is simply to raise money, the current federal income tax system is far from the most efficient way to achieve it. […]


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  9. Family Law FLASHPOINTS November 2018

    Donald C. Schiller & Michelle A. Lawless Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP, Chicago, Lake Forest & Wheaton 312-641-5560 | E-mail Donald Schiller | E-mail Michelle LawlessPetition for Declaratory Judgment Allowed To Proceed Even When Underlying Petition for Dissolution of Marriage Was Voluntarily DismissedIn Kranzler v. Kranzler, 2018 IL App (1st) 171169, after the wife moved […]


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  11. FLASHPOINTS Spotlight November 2018

    Martin D. Parsons, Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale 618-453-8797 | E-mail Martin D. ParsonsMartin D. Parsons of the Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale, is the IICLE® Spotlight Author for November. With 26 years of combined military service in the U.S. Marine Corps and the Illinois Army National Guard, Parsons is a […]


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  13. Insurance Law FLASHPOINTS November 2018

    Michael H. Passman, BatesCarey LLP, Chicago 312-762-3227 | E-mail Michael H. PassmanIllinois Supreme Court: Two-Year Statute of Limitations for Claims Against Insurance Producers Begins To Run When Policy Is IssuedThe insurance placement liability statute, 735 ILCS 5/2-2201, imposes a statutory duty on insurance producers to exercise ordinary care and skill in renewing, procuring, binding, or […]


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  15. Employment & Labor Law FLASHPOINTS November 2018

    Amanda Tiebert Collman, Robbins Schwartz, Chicago 312-332-7760 | E-Mail Amanda Tiebert CollmanSeventh Circuit Reminds Employers of Perils of Paying Too Little Attention to Their EEOC Position Statements In Donley v. Stryker Sales Corp., 906 F.3d 635 (7th Cir. 2018), Kelly Donley, a clinical manager at Stryker, filed an internal complaint of sexual harassment with Stryker’s […]


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  17. Workers’ Compensation FLASHPOINTS November 2018

    Joseph P. Basile | E-mail Joseph BasileAppellate Court: IWCC’s Finding That Subsequent Work-Related Accidents, Not Intervening Causes, Not Contrary to Law or Against Manifest Weight of EvidenceThe Workers’ Compensation Commission Division of the Illinois Appellate Court has issued a lengthy opinion involving the issue of subsequent intervening cause. The petitioner sustained three separate work-related injuries […]


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