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No fiduciary duty for POA successor agents, high court rules

By Matthew Hector
August
2017
LawPulse
Page 12
A recent Illinois Supreme Court ruling makes life less perilous for successor agents of POAs for property.

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.

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