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A winter’s tale—Snow liability and construction law By Nathan B. Hinch Construction Law, April 2017 The decision in Murphy-Hylton v. Lieberman Management Services, Inc. is important in clarifying what had been a split issue among Illinois appellate courts – to what extent does the Snow and Ice Removal Act (the “Act”) provide immunity when the claim arises from a snow or ice-related issue, but NOT from the alleged negligent removal of naturally accumulating snow or ice.
Who would win—Foreclosure statute vs. Probate Act By Nathan B. Hinch Real Estate Law, November 2015 Perhaps the Probate Act “won” this initial round, but did the foreclosure laws really “lose” in LaPlume? Not necessarily.
Who would win—Foreclosure statute vs. Probate Act By Nathan B. Hinch Trusts and Estates, November 2015 Perhaps the Probate Act “won” this initial round, but did the foreclosure laws really “lose” in LaPlume? Not necessarily.
Who would win—Foreclosure statute vs. Probate Act By Nathan B. Hinch Commercial Banking, Collections, and Bankruptcy, October 2015 Perhaps the Probate Act “won” this initial round, but did the foreclosure laws really “lose” in LaPlume? Not necessarily.
Who would win—Foreclosure statute vs. Probate Act By Nathan B. Hinch Construction Law, September 2015 Perhaps the Probate Act “won” this initial round, but did the foreclosure laws really “lose” in LaPlume? Not necessarily.
In Weather-Tite’s wake—Fourth District limits owner’s exposure to subcontractor claims stemming from faulty contractor affidavits By Nathan B. Hinch Construction Law, October 2013 Four years later, the effects ofWeather-Tite are still being sorted out, and the recent decision of the Illinois Appellate Court, Fourth District, in Gerdau Ameristeel US, Inc. v. Broeren Russo Construction, Inc. is one of those cases.
Must a homeowner establish the contractor’s state of mind to state a claim for a violation of the Illinois Home Repair and Remodeling Act? By Nathan B. Hinch Construction Law, October 2011 In light of the recent amendments to the Illinois Home Repair and Remodeling Act, must a homeowner also establish the contractor's state of mind in claims involving HRRA violations?
Public insurance adjuster contracts and new licensing requirements By Nathan B. Hinch Real Estate Law, April 2011 Illinois’ licensing requirements for public insurance adjusters changed effective January 1, 2011, pursuant to the Illinois Public Adjusters Law.
Home repair and remodeling insurance may not cover contractors violating the Home Repair and Remodeling Act By Nathan B. Hinch Real Estate Law, November 2010 A look at the recent decision in West Bend Insurance Company v. The People of the State of Illinois, a consolidated opinion of four lawsuits against a contractor by the Illinois Attorney General and three private homeowners.

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