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  1. Condominium Law FLASHPOINTS June 2019

    June 14, 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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  3. Condominium Law FLASHPOINTS May 2019

    May 15, 2019

    Kenneth Michaels, Jr., Lakelaw, Chicago 312-588-5000 | E-Mail Kenneth Michaels, Jr. More Recent Dismissals of Human Rights Act Cases Against Associations Last December we examined an Illinois Human Rights Commission opinion affirming dismissal of a condominium smoke infiltration case. This month, we entertain three more recent condominium cases before the Illinois Human Rights Commission, all […]


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  5. Condominium Law FLASHPOINTS April 2019

    April 15, 2019

    Kenneth Michaels, Jr., Lakelaw, Chicago 312-588-5000 | E-Mail Kenneth Michaels, Jr. Appellate Court Punts §22.1 Costs Question Back to Trial Court Attorneys are prohibited by Supreme Court Rule 23 from citing Rule 23 orders as precedent in litigation. However, occasionally a Rule 23 decision is released which feeds that for which Illinois jurisprudence hungers. In […]


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  7. Condominium Law FLASHPOINTS March 2019

    March 15, 2019

    Kenneth Michaels, Jr., Lakelaw, Chicago 312-588-5000 | E-Mail Kenneth Michaels, Jr.Unit Owner Videotaping Another Unit Owner and Threats of Arrest Did Not Create Civil Rights Liability or Actionable Intrusion into Seclusion In POLITICS, I.1253a25-29, trans. W. D. Ross (Oxford), Aristotle informs us that by nature humans are social animals.The proof that the state is a […]


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  9. Condominium Law FLASHPOINTS February 2019

    February 15, 2019

    Kenneth Michaels, Jr., Bauch & Michaels, LLC, Chicago 312-588-5000 | E-Mail Kenneth Michaels, Jr. Condominium Directors Have Greater but Qualified Right To Examine Association Records This month’s column addresses the question of whether condominium association directors have an unqualified right to examine the condominium association’s books and records. While no statute or case is directly […]


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  11. Condominium Law FLASHPOINTS January 2019

    January 15, 2019

    Kenneth Michaels, Jr., Bauch & Michaels, LLC, Chicago 312-588-5000 | E-Mail Kenneth Michaels, Jr.Illinois Supreme Court Overrules 35 Years of Contract Law Protecting Homeowners through Implied Warranty of HabitabilityAt the close of 2018, the Illinois Supreme Court sacrificed 35 years of law surrounding the implied warranty of habitability on the altar of the Moorman doctrine. […]


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