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Dramshop Act does not block respondeat superior claim for employee drunk driving
Illinois Law Update, Page 564
On August 18, 2010, the Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, overturned a grant of summary judgment by the Circuit Court of Cook County, finding that the Dramshop Act does not preempt claims based on legal theories independent from the defendant's provision of alcohol.
Errors and Omissions
Column, Page 606
In re Marriage of Zells and not-yet-paid contingency fees; Foreclosure and divorce; and Who was that legal assistant?
Federal courts have jurisdiction over legal malpractice claims in patent infringement cases
Illinois Law Update, Page 16
On November 10, 2009, the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, affirmed the decision of the Circuit Court of Cook County finding, in a legal malpractice suit, that the contingent fee arrangement between the parties was not void, and that jurisdiction over the malpractice claim rested exclusively with the federal courts.
Federal standard time
LawPulse, Page 66
New laws standardize the way time periods are calculated in federal court.
Flags will fly at half-staff for firefighters. PA 096-0436
Illinois Law Update, Page 236
Following the governor's decree, the United States flag and Illinois State flag fly at half-staff to honor those Illinois residents who are members of the armed forces and die by hostile fire or who are law enforcement officers and die in the line of duty.