Employer's willful and wanton misconduct ruling reversed in favor of plaintiff injured by forklift; methamphetamine defendant loses one-act, one-crime appeal; medical marijuana permitted in schools; and more.
Federal income taxes owed by a decedent's estate may take priority over other claims and expenses, especially when the estate is insolvent. Understanding how and when to pay an estate's taxes in relation to the estate's other obligations is critical.
Appellate and trial courts are issuing inconsistent decisions concerning proper standing and jurisdiction following the U.S. Supreme Court's opinion in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins. The uncertainty created by these decisions means judges and attorneys must juggle many variables when considering choice of venue in Illinois and other states.
The Military Lending Act’s lending restrictions were expanded to include consumer credit card issuers, unsecured consumer lenders, and depository institutions. Some lenders were given until Oct. 3, 2018, to be fully compliant.