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  1. Civil Litigation FLASHPOINTS August 2019

    August 15, 2019

    Michael Carter & David Starshak, Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, Chicago 312-372-8822 | E-mail Michael Carter | E-mail David Starshak Charles Faulkner, Influential Communications, Inc., Chicago 312-360-6499 | E-mail Charles Faulkner Below is an excerpt from §1.6 of INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE JURY BOX: EFFECTIVE TRIAL STRATEGIES — 2019 EDITION. The Gestalt Nature of Perception As […]

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  3. Civil Litigation FLASHPOINTS July 2019

    July 15, 2019

    Jennifer M. Huelskamp, Freeborn & Peters LLP, Chicago 312-360-6499 | E-mail Jennifer M. Huelskamp Ortiz v. Werner Enterprises, Inc.: New Standard for Discrimination Claims In August 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued a decision in Ortiz v. Werner Enterprises, Inc., 834 F.3d 760 (7th Cir. 2016), clarifying the standard it […]

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  5. Civil Litigation FLASHPOINTS June 2019

    June 14, 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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  7. Civil Litigation FLASHPOINTS May 2019

    May 15, 2019

    Ryan G. Rudich, Freeborn & Peters LLP, Chicago 312-360-6379 | E-mail Ryan G. RudichFourth Amendment as Tool To Prevent Real Estate Inspections During DiscoveryMost civil litigators have little reason to ponder the contours of the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition of unreasonable searches and seizures. And to the extent questions of whether evidence was improperly obtained for […]

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  9. Civil Litigation FLASHPOINTS April 2019

    April 15, 2019

    Katelyn P. Sprague, Freeborn & Peters LLP, Chicago 312-360-6814 | E-mail Katelyn P. SpragueWhat’s in a Name? How a Misnomer in a Summons Can Impact a Plaintiff’s Suit All lawsuits have one thing in common — they begin when a plaintiff files a summons and complaint. While petitioners typically devote substantial effort toward crafting complaints […]

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  11. Civil Litigation FLASHPOINTS March 2019

    March 15, 2019

    Emily J. Stine, Freeborn & Peters LLP, Chicago 312-360-6782 | E-mail Emily J. Stine Illinois Supreme Court Decidedly Rules Implied Warranty of Habitability Does Not Apply to Subcontractors, Overruling Minton v. Richards Group of Chicago With just days left in 2018, the Illinois Supreme Court handed down a ruling with weighty consequences in the ever-growing […]

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  13. Civil Litigation FLASHPOINTS February 2019

    February 15, 2019

    Matthew H. Bunn, Freeborn & Peters LLP, Chicago 312-360-6618 | E-mail Matthew H. Bunn TRO Hearings in Illinois: What Can You Bring to the Table? Conjure the typical temporary restraining order situation. A frantic call from a client to his or her lawyer expressing the need for an immediate remedy.Lawyers scramble to draft a complaint […]

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  15. Civil Litigation FLASHPOINTS January 2019

    January 15, 2019

    Jason G. Schutte, Koepke & Hiltabrand P.C., Springfield 217-726-8646 | E-mail Jason G. SchutteNo Reliance, No Liability for Breach of Contract To Remove Snow and IceIn Jordan v. Kroger Co., 2018 IL App (1st) 180582, the plaintiff fell and injured herself at a grocery store. The plaintiff did not establish that she relied on the […]

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