Choice of law, choice of forum, and public policy
, March 2017
This article considers the validity, applicability, and effect of The Illinois Building and Construction Act, including when it is preempted by the Federal Arbitration Act.
Section 34 of the Illinois Mechanics Lien Act
, June 2014
The Mechanics Lien Act is strictly construed. It can be a trap for the unwary. Extra care should be taken in serving Section 34 notices and in responding to them.
New legislation gives mechanics lien claimants priority
, June 2013
On February 11, 2013 the Illinois Legislature passed an amendment to the Mechanics Lien Act that reverses the effect of LaSalle National Bank vs. Cypress Creek 1, LP decided by the Illinois Supreme Court in 2011.
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