Blog posts of '2023' 'November'

FLASHPOINTS Spotlight November 2023

Elisha D. Sanders & Casey L. Twomey, Sanders & Twomey, LLC, Marion
618-422-6789 | E-mail Elisha Sanders & Casey Twomey

For our November Author Spotlight, we highlight the accomplishments of Elisha D. Sanders and Casey L. Twomey of Sanders & Twomey, LLC, in Marion, who are contributing authors of AD...

Condominium Law FLASHPOINTS November 2023

Kenneth Michaels, Jr., Bauch & Michaels, LLC, Chicago
312-588-5000 | E-Mail Kenneth Michaels, Jr.

Human Rights Commission Awards $25,000 for Unit Owner’s Emotional Distress and $58,000 in Attorneys’ Fees

A recent Human Rights Commission opinion affirmed an award of $25,000 to a unit owner in arrea...

Criminal Law FLASHPOINTS November 2023

Matthew R. Leisten, Ogle County State’s Attorney’s Office, Oregon
815-732-1170 | E-mail Matthew R. Leisten

Illinois Supreme Court: Proposed Line of Cross-Examination About Lack of Written Police Report Unnecessary

In People v. Pacheco, 2023 IL 127535, the Illinois Supreme Court reversed the appell...

Employment & Labor Law FLASHPOINTS November 2023

Catherine R. Locallo, Robbins Schwartz, Chicago
312-332-7760 | E-mail Catherine R. Locallo

Compliance with Employer’s Practice Is Relevant to Whether Overtime Is Due for Incidental Activities

On October 5, 2023, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit held that “an employer’s knowledge o...

Family Law FLASHPOINTS November 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

Guardian ad Litem Statute Amended Effective January 1, 2024

Section ...

Financial Services FLASHPOINTS November 2023

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

Error Permits Writ of Attachment To Trump Security Interest

In Outsource, LLC v. Horizon Communications Technologies, Inc., B314438, 2023 WL 2605405 (Cal.App. 2d Dist. Mar. 23, 2023) (text available on Westlaw),...

Workers’ Compensation FLASHPOINTS November 2023

Joseph P. Basile | E-mail Joseph Basile

Appellate Court Clarifies Proper Method of Calculating Credit Under §8(e)(17) of Workers’ Compensation Act

The court in Village of Niles v. Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, 2023 IL App (1st) 221617WC-U, clarified how credit under §8(e)(17) is deter...

Real Estate Law FLASHPOINTS November 2023

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

First District Cautions Buyer To “Be Careful What You Wish for” in Pursuing Specific Performance on Her Residential Real Estate Transaction

Buyer Merlissa Nicollette Freeman went under contract to purchase a s...

Ethics & Professional Responsibility FLASHPOINTS November 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 Mariah Carey About Candor

During Decem...

Legal Writing Tips FLASHPOINTS November 2023

To Quote or Not To Quote
By IICLE Staff

An effective researcher knows how to integrate findings into his or her writing in a way that is respectful to the source material without allowing it to become the primary voice in the work. Quoting is the most direct way of doing this and is best used when ...