Blog posts of '2023' 'October'

Employment & Labor Law FLASHPOINTS October 2023

Thomas C. Garretson, Robbins Schwartz, Chicago
312-332-7760 | E-Mail Thomas C. Garretson

Illinois Employers Required to Provide Transportation Benefits Starting in 2024

On July 28, 2023, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law P.A. 103-291, a...

Ethics & Professional Responsibility FLASHPOINTS October 2023

Hal R. Morris, Saul Ewing LLP, Chicago
312-876-7185 | E-mail Hal Morris

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is an installment of a “Legal Hygiene” Series, which features pop culture scenarios to illustrate legal ethics lessons.

Legal Hygiene: What We Can Learn from the Top Gun Series About Competence


Family Law FLASHPOINTS October 2023

Donald C. Schiller, Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP, Chicago, Lake Forest & Wheaton
Michelle A. Lawless, Law Office of Michelle A. Lawless LLC, Chicago
312-641-5560 | E-mail Donald Schiller | 312-741-1092 | E-mail Michelle Lawless

Trial Court Had Authority To Modify Parentage and Child Support Judgm...

Financial Services FLASHPOINTS October 2023

Michael L. Weissman, Levin Ginsburg, Chicago
312-368-0100 | E-mail Michael L. Weissman

Secured Party Need Not Proceed Against Collateral Before Suing Guarantors

In Cowan v. Diaz-Padron, 350 So.3d 1107 (Miss.App. 2022), the Mississippi Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court’s entry of summary ju...

Legal Writing Tips FLASHPOINTS October 2023

By IICLE Staff

Proofreading for Pros

For many, proofreading can be a painful process, especially if they find frustration in the drafting process. Hunting for spelling errors or a forbidden punctuation placement can sometimes feel like self-surgery: challenging enough that it ought to be left to a...

Real Estate Law FLASHPOINTS October 2023

Genevieve M. Daniels, Genevieve M. Daniels, P.C.
800-470-8661 | E-mail Genevieve Daniels

A Tale of Two Driveways: Fourth and Second Districts Examine Adverse Possession Claims with Differing Outcomes

Adverse possession is a legal doctrine that allows individuals to gain ownership of someone else’s...

Workers’ Compensation FLASHPOINTS October 2023

Joseph P. Basile | E-mail Joseph Basile

Commission’s Findings That Petitioner Proved Accidental Injuries That Were Causally Connected to Her Employment Were Not Against Manifest Weight of Evidence

The court upheld the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission’s findings in Durable Packaging v. Ill...

FLASHPOINTS Spotlight October 2023

James R. Asmussen, Polsinelli PC, Chicago
312-873-3697 | E-mail James Asmussen

James R. Asmussen of Polsinelli PC in Chicago is a focus of our October Author Spotlight, thanks to his work on Chapter 2, Letter of Intent, Chapter 5, Sample Assets Purchase Agreement with Commentary, and Chapter 6, Sal...

FLASHPOINTS Spotlight October 2023

James M. Bream, Cray Huber Horstman Heil & VanAusdal LLC, Chicago
312-332-8455 | E-mail James Bream

This month, we recognize the contributions of James M. Bream of Cray Huber Horstman Heil & VanAusdal LLC in Chicago, author of Chapter 4, Long-Term Care Records Issues, and co-author of Chapter 8, De...