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  1. FLASHPOINTS Spotlight August 2019

    August 15, 2019

    Margot Gordon, Monahan Law Group, LLC, Chicago 312-419-0252 | E-mail Margot Gordon Margot Gordon of Monahan Law Group, LLC, in Chicago is the August IICLE® Spotlight Author. Gordon is the author of the upcoming IICLE® handbook ESTATE PLANNING IN ILLINOIS GUARDIANSHIPS (2019) as well as a contributor to ASSET PROTECTION PLANNING (2018). Gordon approached IICLE® […]


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  3. Family Law FLASHPOINTS August 2019

    Donald C. Schiller & Michelle A. Lawless Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP, Chicago, Lake Forest & Wheaton 312-641-5560 | E-mail Donald Schiller | E-mail Michelle Lawless Motion for Substitution of Judge Ruling Not Appealable In In re Marriage of Morgan, 2019 IL App (3d) 180560, the husband appealed the denial of a motion for substitution […]


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  5. Tax Law Explained FLASHPOINTS August 2019

    Keith B. Baker, CPA, JD, Law Offices of Keith B. Baker, Ltd., Skokie 847-933-0200 | E-mail Keith BakerWhen Income Earned by Tax-Exempt Organizations Is Not ExemptAn entity can be a nonprofit organization without being a tax-exempt organization. Further, tax-exempt organizations are not always exempt from all tax.Tax-exempt organizations are nonprofit organizations that apply for and […]


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  7. Financial Services FLASHPOINTS August 2019

    Michael L. Weissman, Levin Ginsburg, Chicago 312-368-0100 | E-mail Michael L. Weissman This month we consider whether a mortgagor may challenge an earlier state court foreclosure and sale in a federal court case after having previously done so in the state court, whether a bank’s “Sustained Overdraft Fees” constitute usurious interest charges, and whether notice […]


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  9. Employment & Labor Law FLASHPOINTS August 2019

    Amanda Tiebert Collman, Robbins Schwartz, Chicago 312-332-7760 | E-Mail Amanda Tiebert CollmanA Roadmap for Successful Faragher-Ellerth DefensesWithin the employment discrimination context, employers are vicariously liable for unlawful sexual harassment committed by their supervisors against the supervisor’s subordinates. This liability cannot be avoided if the harassment is accompanied by an adverse employment action. However, in cases […]


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  11. Business Law FLASHPOINTS August 2019

    Joseph Kish, Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, Ltd., Chicago 312-644-3538 | E-mail Joseph KishNarkiewicz-Laine v. Doyle In Narkiewicz-Laine v. Doyle, No. 18-2535, 2019 WL 3244501 (7th Cir. July 19, 2019), the plaintiff, an artist, rented space from the defendants in Galena in 2004. About six years later, the defendants cleared the rental space and discarded […]


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  13. Workers’ Compensation FLASHPOINTS August 2019

    Joseph P. Basile | E-mail Joseph Basile This month features a review of a case involving a claim for death benefits by a minor child who was legally adopted subsequent to the death of his biological father in a work-related accident. The Workers’ Compensation Commission Division of the Illinois Appellate Court unanimously found the child […]


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  15. Ethics & Professional Responsibility FLASHPOINTS August 2019

    Terrence P. McAvoy & Katherine G. Schnake Lawyers for the Profession, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Chicago 312-704-3000 | E-mail Terrence P. McAvoy | E-mail Katherine G. SchnakeCalifornia Supreme Court Holds Monster Energy Can Pursue Claim Against Attorney for Breach of Settlement AgreementThe California Supreme Court ruled that when an attorney signs a settlement contract under […]


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  17. Estate Planning & Probate Law FLASHPOINTS August 2019

    Elizabeth A. Garlovsky, Lesser Lutrey Pasquesi & Howe LLP, Lake Forest 847-235-6745 | E-mail Elizabeth A. Garlovsky Slayer Statute Does Not Automatically Prevent Man Charged and Found Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity of Causing His Girlfriend’s Death from Receiving Benefits from Her Estate In In re Estate of Ivy, 2019 IL App (1st) 181691 […]


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  19. Cybersecurity FLASHPOINTS August 2019

    Joanne A. Jensen, Lakeview Networks LLC 414-793-6547 | E-mail Joanne A. JensenIICLE® gratefully acknowledges this sponsored content, provided by Lakeview Networks LLC.Defending Your Firm Against CybercrimeMany clients who seek counsel find the whole legal process overwhelming. They don’t understand their role in a successful outcome because they don’t know the law. Business owners are no […]


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