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Articles on Agency

Principal must have full knowledge or have indicated agent had authorization to ratify contract May 2013 Illinois Law Update, Page 228 On March 8, 2013, the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, held there must be evidence that a principal indicated an agent was authorized to bind the principal to a contract prior to its signing, or that the principal had knowledge of the contract, for the principal to be liable under claims of apparent authority or ratification.
Apparent and actual agency not separate claims for res judicata purposes By Adam W. Lasker February 2013 LawPulse, Page 66 The Illinois Supreme Court ruled that res judicata does not stop plaintiffs from alleging a defendant's apparent agency after their claim alleging actual agency was dismissed.