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  1. Ethics & Professional Responsibility FLASHPOINTS June 2019

    June 14, 2019

    Mary Robinson, Sari W. Montgomery & James A. Doppke, Jr. Robinson, Stewart, Montgomery & Doppke, LLC, Chicago 312-676-9875 | E-mail Mary Robinson | E-mail Sari W. Montgomery | E-mail James A. Doppke, Jr. Below is an excerpt from §7.9 of INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE JURY BOX: EFFECTIVE TRIAL STRATEGIES — 2019 EDITION. Using Social Media […]


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  3. Tax Law Explained FLASHPOINTS June 2019

    Keith B. Baker, CPA, JD, Law Offices of Keith B. Baker, Ltd., Skokie 847-933-0200 | E-mail Keith BakerTax Law UpdatesHere are a few changes in the law that have or could occur:Tax Filings Under the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017The first tax filing “busy season” including changes made pursuant to the Tax Cut and […]


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  5. Employment & Labor Law FLASHPOINTS June 2019

    Amanda Tiebert Collman, Robbins Schwartz, Chicago 312-332-7760 | E-Mail Amanda Tiebert CollmanIllinois Supreme Court Sheds Light on Pleading Requirements for Negligent Supervision ClaimsIn Doe v. Coe, 2019 IL 123521, the Illinois Supreme Court clarified the elements of three causes of action that are often brought together and decided together — negligent hiring, negligent supervision, and […]


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  7. Civil Litigation FLASHPOINTS June 2019

    Tae Y. Kim, Freeborn & Peters LLP, Chicago 312-360-6821 | E-mail Tae Y. Kim Defendants Can Dismiss Lawsuit Even After They Have Answered Complaint It is widely unknown that Illinois law allows a defendant to file a motion to dismiss after that defendant has answered a complaint. However, “[f]iling an answer does not preclude filing […]


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  9. FLASHPOINTS Spotlight June 2019

    Adam S. Garber, Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC, Chicago 312-476-7554 | E-mail Adam S. GarberAdam S. Garber of Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC, in Chicago is the IICLE® Spotlight Author for June. He is the author of the IICLE® handbook REVOCABLE GRANTOR TRUSTS (2019).Drawing from his experience in estate planning, Garber began with IICLE® as a speaker, presenting at […]


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  11. Financial Services FLASHPOINTS June 2019

    Michael L. Weissman, Levin Ginsburg, Chicago 312-368-0100 | E-mail Michael L. WeissmanThis month we consider whether a title insurance company had a duty to indemnify a bank for unauthorized transfer deeds that were fraudulent conveyances, whether a law firm conducting nonjudicial foreclosure proceedings was a debt collector under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, whether […]


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  13. 2019 IICLE Addis E. Hull Award Winner

    2019 Addis E. Hull Award Recipient: Robert G. Markoff The Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) is pleased to announce the 2019 Addis E. Hull Award for Excellence in Continuing Legal Education, presented to Robert G. Markoff of Markoff Law, LLC, in Chicago. Markoff concentrates his practice on collections, creditors rights, litigation and judgment […]


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  15. Business Law FLASHPOINTS June 2019

    James H. Kallianis, Jr., Skarzynski Marick & Black LLP, Chicago 312-946-4230 | E-mail James H. Kallianis, Jr.Below is an excerpt from §3.9 of BUISNESS AND COMMERCIAL LITIGATION — 2019 EDITION.Trade Secrets and “Confidential” InformationWhile technically not a privilege, parties often seek to protect “confidential” or trade secret information from disclosure. Other than in unique cases, […]


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  17. Condominium Law FLASHPOINTS June 2019

    Kenneth Michaels, Jr., Lakelaw, Chicago 312-588-5000 | E-Mail Kenneth Michaels, Jr.American Bankruptcy Institute Report Calls for Fixing Hardships Flowing from Nondischargeability of Condo and HOA Assessments In some jurisdictions in the United States, joining a condominium association is easy and swift, but exiting the association may be nearly impossible.In April 2019, the FINAL REPORT OF […]


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  19. IICLE Welcomes New Student Ambassador

    IICLE Announces New Student Ambassador Kimberly Cross, The John Marshall Law SchoolThe Institute is pleased to introduce its newest Student Ambassador, Kimberly Cross. Cross will be entering her 2L year this fall at The John Marshall Law School.Cross, a recent Quarterfinalist in John Marshall’s 1L Competition, says her passion is resolving social issues through the […]


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