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  1. Condominium Law FLASHPOINTS June 2020

    June 15, 2020

    Kenneth Michaels, Jr., Lakelaw, Chicago 312-588-5000 | E-Mail Kenneth Michaels, Jr. First District Decision Further Confuses Post-Foreclosure Assessments and Obligations Under §9(g) of Condominium Property Act A recent decision by the First District of the Illinois Appellate Court is at odds with prior decisions of the same district and fails to address conflicts within the […]


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  3. FLASHPOINTS Spotlight June 2020

    David J. Lanciotti, Chicago Title Land Trust Company, Chicago 312-223-2153 | E-mail David J. Lanciotti David J. Lanciotti of Chicago Title Land Trust Company in Chicago is the focus of our June FLASHPOINTS author spotlight. Lanciotti is the author of MODERN LAND TRUST PRACTICE (IICLE®, 2020), which he considers to be illustrative of all the […]


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  5. Civil Litigation FLASHPOINTS June 2020

    J. Matthew W. Haws, Katten Muchin Rosenman, LLP, Chicago312-902-5319 | E-mail J. Matthew W. Haws Illinois Supreme Court: Collateral-Source Rule Does Not Apply to Purely Economic Tort Claims Paid by Third Parties In Lewis v. Lead Industries Ass’n, 2020 IL 124107, ¶50 (Lewis III), the Illinois Supreme Court declared that applying the collateral-source rule to […]


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  7. Criminal Law FLASHPOINTS June 2020

    Matthew R. Leisten, Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office, Rockford815-319-4700 | E-mail Matthew R. Leisten Recent Rulings on Flight Cases in Illinois Appellate Courts In Illinois v. Wardlow, 528 U.S. 119, 125, 145 L.Ed.2d 570, 120 S.Ct. 673 (2000), the U.S. Supreme Court held a Terry stop (see Terry v. State of Ohio, 392 U.S. 1, […]


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  9. Employment & Labor Law FLASHPOINTS June 2020

    Catherine R. Locallo & Thomas C. Garretson, Robbins Schwartz, Chicago 312-332-7760 | E-Mail Catherine R. Locallo | E-Mail Thomas C. Garretson Seventh Circuit: Jury, Not Judges, Must Decide Coach’s Sex Discrimination Claim On March 4, 2020, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court’s dismissal of a sex discrimination claim under Title VII […]


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  11. Estate Planning & Probate Law FLASHPOINTS June 2020

    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. Zuniga CARES Act Brings Relief to People and Businesses On March 27, 2020, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Pub.L. No. 116-136, 134 […]


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  13. Family Law FLASHPOINTS June 2020

    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 Illinois Supreme Court Amends Rules To Support Use of Remote Hearings in Court Proceedings The Supreme Court has announced changes to several Supreme Court Rules to facilitate the use […]


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  15. Financial Services FLASHPOINTS June 2020

    Michael L. Weissman, Levin Ginsburg, Chicago 312-368-0100 | E-mail Michael L. Weissman Lender Overcomes Filing Office Error A very significant portion of Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) cases involves disputes between lenders to the same borrower. Davis Trust Co. v. Citizens Bank of West Virginia, Inc. (In re Reckart Equipment Co.), Case No. 12-bk-670, 2017 WL […]


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  17. Real Estate Law FLASHPOINTS June 2020

    Michael J. Rooney | 312-401-3454 | E-mail Michael J. Rooney The Same, Only Different In last month’s edition of FLASHPOINTS, I wrote an article critical of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit based on its decision in Abellan v. Lavelo Property Management, LLC, 948 F.3d 820 (7th Cir. 2020). In that case, […]


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  19. Workers’ Compensation FLASHPOINTS June 2020

    Joseph P. Basile | E-mail Joseph Basile This month, three Rule 23 orders from the Workers’ Compensation Division of the Illinois Appellate Court are reviewed. The first concerns a claim that an employer’s premises were defective and caused the employee’s injury. The questions of final orders and subject-matter jurisdiction were at issue in the other […]


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