Articles From 2007
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Illinois Courts on the Web
Article, Page 180
What information and services are Illinois-based courts providing via the Web? What isn't there that should be? Here's a review.
Illinois signs compact to encourage the development of Midwestern passenger rails - PA 094-1077
Illinois Law Update, Page 292
Reflecting the continuing importance of rail travel and the concern over the aging railways in the state, the Illinois General Assembly has passed the Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Compact Act (Act) in an effort to work in conjunction with other Midwestern states in the hope of improving and developing railway transportation throughout the region.
Illinois supremes reject pre-existing debt rule
LawPulse, Page 622
Under the rule, A’s promise to pay B’s debt is enforceable even if A didn’t put it in writing if it’s made before the debt was incurred. The high court says that’s not the law in Illinois.
Impairment of servient estate does not necessitate denial of an implied easement
Illinois Law Update, Page 72
On December 7, 2006, the Illinois Appellate Court, Second District, reversed in part the holding of the Circuit Court of Du Page County, which denied plaintiff Gacki's motion for summary judgment and granted summary judgment to defendants Raymond and Lori Bartels, because the plaintiff's claimed easement would impair or reduce the value of the servient estate.
Impending Regs Affect Planning for Clients Facing Long-Term Care
LawPulse, Page 66
The state is on track to issue new regulations that will make it harder for clients who are headed for nursing-home care to hang on to assets. Elder law and estate-planning practitioners need to be prepared with new strategies for the new rules.
Judicial estoppel does not protect against malpractice
Illinois Law Update, Page 576
On August 17, 2007, the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, reversed the judgment of the Circuit Court of Cook County dismissing the plaintiff's legal malpractice action pursuant to Illinois Code of Civil Procedure section 2-619 based on the theory of judicial estoppel.
Judicial estoppel not applied to change in legal conclusion
Illinois Law Update, Page 404
On June 7, 2007, the Illinois Appellate Court, Second District, reversed the Circuit Court of Lake County's grant of summary judgment in favor of defendants Richard Sandore and Associates for Women's Health.
Jury trials for divorce?
LawPulse, Page 118
An Illinois bill would bring jury trials back to contested divorce. The ISBA Family Law Section Council thinks that's a bad idea.
Lack of notice of disposition of collateral does not necessarily bar deficiency action
Illinois Law Update, Page 460
On June 29, 2007, the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, remanded the order of the Circuit Court of Cook County awarding judgment in favor of Lula Stoval due to the circuit court's error in applying an absolute bar to General Motors Acceptance Corporation's (GMAC) deficiency judgment against Stoval.