Blog posts of '2023' 'August'

FLASHPOINTS Spotlight August 2023

Samantha E. Weissbluth, Harrison LLP, Chicago
312-332-5313 | E-mail Samantha Weissbluth

In our August FLASHPOINTS Author Spotlight, we recognize the contributions of Samantha E. Weissbluth, one of the volunteer authors of LITIGATING DISPUTED ESTATES, TRUSTS, GUARDIANSHIPS, AND CHARITABLE BEQUESTS (...

Civil Litigation FLASHPOINTS August 2023

Brett M. Wilson, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Chicago
312-902-5398 | E-mail Brett Wilson

Levine v. UL LLC: First District Expands Scope of “Clear Mandate of Public Policy” in Retaliatory Discharge Cases

In Levine v. UL LLC, 2023 IL App (1st) 221845, the First District Appellate Court expanded the ...

Criminal Law FLASHPOINTS August 2023

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

Second District: No Fatal Variance Between Evidence and Charging Language

In People v. Arrendondo, 2023 IL App (2d) 220084, the Second District Appellate Court held that the state properly ch...

Employment & Labor Law FLASHPOINTS August 2023

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

Illinois Department of Labor Adopts New Expense Reimbursement Rules for Employers

On March 31, 2023, the Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) adopted regulations in an attempt to clarify an employer’s obligatio...

Ethics & Professional Responsibility FLASHPOINTS August 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 “Suspicious Minds” About Truthfulness


Family Law FLASHPOINTS August 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

Determination That Illinois Was Children’s Home State Was Not in Cont...

Financial Services FLASHPOINTS August 2023

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

Validity of UCC Filing Must Be Tested by Standard Search Logic

In In re NRP Lease Holdings, LLC, 50 F.4th 979 (11th Cir. 2022), the decision was supposed to be based on answers to three questions the Eleventh Ci...

Real Estate Law FLASHPOINTS August 2023

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

Third District Clarifies “Published In” Requirement Under Illinois Property Tax Code §22-20

Because tax deed proceedings are creatures of Illinois statutory law, tax deed petitioners must strictly comply with ...

Workers’ Compensation FLASHPOINTS August 2023

Joseph P. Basile | E-mail Joseph Basile

Evidence Was Sufficient To Establish Wet Condition of Stairs Contributed to Claimant’s Fall

The Workers’ Compensation Commission Division of the Illinois Appellate Court upheld the Commission’s finding in Chicago Board of Education v. Illinois Workers’ Compe...

Condominium Law FLASHPOINTS August 2023

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

Illinois Human Rights Commission Affirms Decision Against Renter with Emotional Support Dogs Who Did Not Disclose Dogs’ Existence in Rental Application

This month’s article focuses on an Illinois Huma...