Blog posts of '2023' 'September'

Condominium Law FLASHPOINTS September 2023

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

Bankruptcy Court Exercises Permissive Abstention to City of Chicago’s Complaint To Appoint Receiver and De-Convert Condominium Property

This month we consider what is likely the first reported decisio...

Criminal Law FLASHPOINTS September 2023

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

Prior Statements Admissible in Domestic Violence Prosecution When Witness Was Unavailable To Testify

In People v. Moore, 2023 IL App (2d) 220289, the Second District Appellate Court affirmed ...

Employment & Labor Law FLASHPOINTS September 2023

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

EEOC Releases Proposed Regulations for Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

On August 10, 2023, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published proposed rulemakings to implement the Pregnant Workers Fa...

Ethics & Professional Responsibility FLASHPOINTS September 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 Michael Bublé Teaches Us About Conflicts

Michael Bublé i...

Family Law FLASHPOINTS September 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

Denial of Intrastate Relocation Reversed by Appellate Court

In Burmo...

Financial Services FLASHPOINTS September 2023

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

Interim Transfer of Mortgage Note Does Not Halt Foreclosure

In Nationstar Mortgage, LLC v. Hinkle, 321 Or.App. 300, 516 P.3d 718 (2022), the issue was whether a mortgage foreclosure case had to grind to a halt b...

Real Estate Law FLASHPOINTS September 2023

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

Fourth District: Balancing Equities Not Required Before Entering Injunctive Relief Against Neighbors’ Intentional Obstruction of Access Easement Parcel

In analyzing easements under Illinois law, the Fourth Dis...

Workers’ Compensation FLASHPOINTS September 2023

Joseph P. Basile | E-mail Joseph Basile

Plaintiff’s Suit for Damages Barred Pursuant to Exclusive Remedy Provisions of Workers’ Compensation Act

The appellate court affirmed the circuit court’s order granting summary judgment in favor of the defendants in Price v. Lunan Roberts, Inc., 2023 IL App ...

Legal Writing Tips FLASHPOINTS September 2023

By IICLE Staff

The Merits of the Serial Comma

The comma is one of the more flexible punctuation marks in the English language. Typically, it denotes a point of syntactical demarcation. When a reader encounters one, he or she knows to pause briefly before continuing with the rest of the sentence. C...