The newsletter of the ISBA’s General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Section
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Newsletter articles from 2001
Patient beware! Part II
Under the fraudulent concealment doctrine, the statute of limitations will be tolled if the Plaintiff pleads and proves that fraud prevented discovery of a cause of action.
Practice pointer: a release is not enough
The case of Blutcher v. EHS Trinity Hospital, 321 Ill.App.3d 131, 746 N.E.2d 863, 254 Ill.Dec. 106 (1st Dist. 2001) serves as an unpleasant reminder of just how careful lawyers must be.
Prevent office theft
Recent news articles document the problem of law office employees stealing money. Checks get kited, unauthorized charges are made on credit cards, and/or estates are plundered by legal assistants.
Real estate contracts:
What happens when a Buyer signs a real estate contract and then bounces the earnest money check?
Recent legislative developments
Significant changes in Illinois law have occurred as a result of new legislation which became effective January 1, 2001.
Reported cases consider service by special order of court
Under 735 ILCS 5/2-203.1, a plaintiff may seek leave of the court to serve the defendant by special order of court if the plaintiff has diligently but unsuccessfully attempted to serve the defendant personally or by abode service.
Special use zoning and comprehensive plans
The Illinois Supreme Court has issued an important reminder to municipalities concerning the need for following through on comprehensive plans with appropriate zoning modifications in the opinion in City of Chicago Heights v. Living Word Outreach Full Gospel Church and Ministries, Inc., No. 87101, (March 22, 2001).