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Newsletter articles from 2014

Adjacent property mechanics liens By Ken Cripe March 2014 A summary of the recent case of Lake County Grading Co. LLC v. Antioch.
The aftermath of Cypress Creek—How newly-enacted HB 3636 affects commercial mortgage lenders By Thomas M. Lombardo January 2014 A real-world example of exactly how the recent changes to the Mechanics Lien Act affect a commercial real estate foreclosure with post-mortgage mechanics liens.
Court refuses to enforce liquidated damages clause By Joshua T. Barney June 2014 Recently, in GK Development v. Iowa Malls Financing Corp., the Illinois appellate court struck down a liquidated damages clause as a penalty.
Editor’s note By Samuel H. Levine June 2014 An introduction to the issue from Editor Samuel Levine.
Editor’s note By Samuel H. Levine March 2014 An introduction to the issue from Editor Samuel Levine.
Editor’s note By Samuel H. Levine January 2014 An introduction to the issue from Editor Samuel Levine.
Forest Preserve District of Cook County v. Urban Builders, Inc By Sarah Flohr January 2014 In this case the court rejected defendant’s claim for rescission because it waited too long to assert the claim and could have discovered the errors before submitting its bid.
J.S. Riemer v. Village of Orland Hills By Sarah Flohr January 2014 In this case the Village of Orland Hills brought a third-party action against the architect for fraud and breach of contract.
Section 34 of the Illinois Mechanics Lien Act By Howard M. Turner June 2014 The Mechanics Lien Act is strictly construed. It can be a trap for the unwary. Extra care should be taken in serving Section 34 notices and in responding to them.
Veteran hiring By Margery Newman March 2014 On March 24, 2014 new rules from the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs regarding Veteran went into effect. The author discusses the major provisions of the final rule here.
The year in legislation By Samuel H. Levine June 2014 Legislation proposed and sponsored by the Construction Law Section.