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  1. Civil Litigation FLASHPOINTS October 2019

    October 15, 2019

    Thomas R. Pender, Cremer, Spina, Shaughnessy, Jansen + Siegert, Chicago 312-980-3015 | E-mail Thomas R. PenderBelow is an excerpt from §4.13 of WRONGFUL-DEATH AND SURVIVAL ACTIONS — 2019 EDITION. Overview of Punitive Damages Pursuant to the Illinois Survival Statute in Wrongful-Death CasesAt common law and until 1978, punitive damage claims did not survive after the […]


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  3. Employment & Labor Law FLASHPOINTS October 2019

    Amanda Tiebert Collman, Robbins Schwartz, Chicago 312-332-7760 | E-Mail Amanda Tiebert CollmanUpdate on the Department of Labor’s Recent Activities: New Overtime Rule and Employer-Forced FMLA DesignationDepartment of Labor Issues New Overtime RuleThe wait is over! On September 24, 2019, the Department of Labor issued its 245-page rule updating the overtime and minimum wage exemption requirements […]


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  5. Tax Law Explained FLASHPOINTS October 2019

    Keith B. Baker, CPA, JD, Law Offices of Keith B. Baker, Ltd., Skokie 847-933-0200 | E-mail Keith Baker 2019 IRS Draft Forms, Limited Relief for Farmers and Ranchers, and IRS Clarification on Distribution Checks from Qualified Plans 2019 Draft Forms The IRS issued a draft Form 1065, a draft Form 1120-S, and Schedule K-1’s for […]


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  7. Criminal Law FLASHPOINTS October 2019

    Matthew R. Leisten, Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office 815-319-4700 | E-mail Matthew R. LeistenUpdates in DUI Drug Cases: Can Police Officers Serve as Drug Recognition Experts?It is fair to say that most of the general public’s understanding of driving under the influence (DUI) comes from DUIs involving alcohol. Public awareness groups such as Mothers Against […]


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  9. Real Estate FLASHPOINTS October 2019

    Michael J. Rooney, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Springfield 312-401-3454 | E-mail Michael J. Rooney Improperly Indexed Tax Liens, Definition of Wetlands, and Other Recent Real Property Cases The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has recently decided several cases involving Illinois and Indiana real property. The May 2019 FLASHPOINTS contained an […]


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  11. Estate Planning & Probate Law FLASHPOINTS October 2019

    Elizabeth A. Garlovsky & Carrie A. Zuniga, Lesser Lutrey Pasquesi & Howe LLP, Lake Forest 847-235-6745 | E-mail Elizabeth A. Garlovsky | 847-295-8800 | E-mail Carrie A. ZunigaSCOTUS Denies Writ of Certiorari to Minnesota Department of Revenue in FieldingIn a follow-up to our July 2019 Estate Planning & Probate Law FLASHPOINTS discussion on the North […]


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  13. Workers’ Compensation FLASHPOINTS October 2019

    Joseph P. Basile | E-mail Joseph BasileTwo decisions are featured this month. Both concern procedure and jurisdiction. The first case, from the Workers’ Compensation Division of the Illinois Appellate Court, concerns strict compliance with §§19(f)(1) and 19(f)(2) of the Workers’ Compensation Act, 820 ILCS 305/1, et seq., to confer subject-matter jurisdiction. In that case, the […]


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  15. Fall Feature FLASHPOINTS October 2019

    John C. Murray“Watcher House” Finally Sells; With Threatening Letters Follow? An interesting occurrence involving a prominent residential property sale, which has recently received renewed attention and scrutiny by the media, concerns “the Watcher,” who several years ago sent an anonymous threatening letter to the owners of a historic home in Westfield, New Jersey. The letter claimed […]


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  17. Family Law FLASHPOINTS October 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 Trial Court’s Holding That Ex-Husband Complied with Court Orders Reversed Based on Payment History Shown by State Disbursement Unit In In re Marriage of Elliott, 2019 IL App (4th) […]


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  19. FLASHPOINTS Spotlight October 2019

    Joshua T. Friedman, Davis | Friedman, LLP, Chicago 312-782-2220 | E-mail Joshua T. FriedmanOur October Author Spotlight focuses on Joshua T. Friedman, a partner of the DAVIS | FRIEDMAN law firm in Chicago. Friedman focuses his practice on complex family law matters involving high net-worth maintenance and child support issues, as well as the valuation […]


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