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Section Newsletter Articles on Promissory Estoppel

Boys, be careful what you promise By Mike Reed Commercial Banking, Collections, and Bankruptcy, June 2010 Illinois unequivocally recognized the use of promissory estoppel as a cause of action in the Illinois Supreme Court case of Newton Tractor Sales, Inc. v. Kubota Tractor Corporation.
Newton Tractor Sales, Inc. v. Kubota Tractor Corporation: The Supreme Court Promises—You Can Sue! By Hon. Barbara Crowder Civil Practice and Procedure, June 2009 The Illinois Supreme Court has underscored that promissory estoppel is a recognized cause of action in its own right and cannot be relegated to the affirmative defense section of an answer.
Promissory estoppel: Shield or sword? By Russell W. Hartigan and Victoria R. Benson Civil Practice and Procedure, February 2006 According to the court’s majority in the Fifth District’s decision of DeWitt v. Fleming, promissory estoppel may be used as a defense but not as a cause of action.