Articles on Case Summaries

Illinois Recognizes Successor Liability Under Human Rights Act By Michael R. Lied Business Advice and Financial Planning, December 2019 In a recent appellate case, the court held that a corporate successor may be liable for the civil rights violation of a predecessor under the Illinois Human Rights Act.
Interlocutory Appeal Fails Due to Procedural Misstep By Michael R. Lied Federal Civil Practice, December 2019 A summary of Groves v. United States.
Part One of Illinois Department of Revenue Practitioners Meeting November 19, 2019: Sales Tax – 2019 Court Decisions State and Local Taxation, December 2019 Part one of a two-part handout from the Illinois Department of Revenue's 2019 tax practitioners meeting.
Case Briefs Alternative Dispute Resolution, October 2019 Recent cases of interest to ADR practitioners.
Illinois Recognizes Successor Liability Under Human Rights Act By Michael R. Lied Labor and Employment Law, October 2019 In a recent appellate case, the court held that a corporate successor may be liable for the civil rights violation of a predecessor under the Illinois Human Rights Act.
A Little Bit of Everything: The Case of In re Marriage of Hamilton By Stephanie L. Tang Family Law, October 2019 A summary of the family law issues discussed by the appellate court in In re the Marriage of Hamilton.
Where Borrower Does Not Reside In Property as Principal Residence, It Does Not Qualify As Residential Real Estate Under Illinois Foreclosure Law By James V. Noonan Real Estate Law, October 2019 A summary of First Bank of Highland Park v. Sklarov.
Court Supervision May Be a Conviction (and a Horse With a Feathered Saddle May Be a Small Bird)! By Michael J. Maslanka General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, September 2019 It is important to be precise when advising clients that court supervision is a conviction for some purposes but not for others.
Hospital and Other Property Tax Exemption Decisions Since Oswald v. Hamer By William A. Price State and Local Taxation, September 2019 Summaries of recent tax exemption decisions.
Recent Immigration Case Decisions International and Immigration Law, August 2019 Summaries of recent immigration and international law cases.
The effect of First Midwest Bank v. Cobo on lenders and servicers in their collection pursuits By Julie A. Repple & Stephen G. Daday Real Estate Law, June 2019 The Illinois Supreme Court examined whether a mortgage foreclosure action and a breach of note action assert the same cause of action for the purposes of the Illinois Single Refiling Rule in First Midwest Bank v. Cobo.
Elder law case summaries By John Folz Elder Law, June 2019 Summaries of cases of interest to elder law practitioners.
In re Linda B.: Analysis and implications By Rebecca Boorstein Mental Health Law, June 2019 Until a recent Illinois Supreme Court decision, there was uncertainty about whether the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code applied to patients receiving mental health treatment in non-traditional facilities.
Unincorporated associations must follow statutory requirements: A review of 1150 MP Road LLC v. Teamsters Local Union No. 700 By Emily R. Vivian Real Estate Law, June 2019 In 1550 MP Road LLC v. Teamsters Local Union No. 700, the Illinois Supreme Court held that a lease and purchase agreement was void ab initio as the statutory requirements for an unincorporated association to enter into a real estate contract were not fulfilled.
Appellate update By Barbara Goeben Mental Health Law, May 2019 Summaries of two recent cases, In re Christopher C. and In re Bonnie S.
Case briefs By Madeline Derango, Samatha Hasiewicz, Reagan Quynn, & Raine Odom Alternative Dispute Resolution, May 2019 Recent cases of interest to ADR practitioners.
Case summaries Insurance Law, May 2019 Summaries of the cases in this issue.
Case law update By Susan Brazas Goldberg Child Law, April 2019 Highlights of important appellate court decisions issued over the past few months in the area of child law.
Case note: In re N.B. By Judge Robert J. Anderson Child Law, April 2019 A summary of In re N.B.
Case note: Muthana v. Pompeo By David W. Aubrey International and Immigration Law, April 2019 A new lawsuit in the District of Columbia presents federal courts with the occasion to further expand or narrow the absolute right of United States Citizens to reenter its borders.
Ramsey Herndon LLC v. Lisa Whiteside: Illinois Supreme Court offers a primer on leasing mineral rights By Sharon L. Eiseman Real Estate Law, April 2019 Herndon LLC v. Whiteside offers a brief primer on the nature of the leasehold interests involved in transactions between owners of land containing oil, gas, and minerals and operators retained by the owners to extract those resources from the land.
Synopses of recent cases By Stanley R. Kaminski State and Local Taxation, April 2019 Summaries of recent cases concerning Illinois or local tax laws.
Case summaries By William J. Seitz State and Local Taxation, March 2019 Summaries of four recent tax law cases, including one that is currently pending in the Illinois Supreme Court.
Recent cases of interest By Thomas M. Moran Traffic Laws and Courts, March 2019 Summaries of recent cases of interest.
Case summaries: Recent cases of local government interest By James Ferolo, Matt Dione, Rita Elsner, Brian Flynn, Joshua Herman, Phil Lenzini, & Sonni Williams Local Government Law, December 2018 Cases of interest to local government lawyers.
Case summary: People v. Bonilla By Anastacia Greene Criminal Justice, December 2018 In People v. Bonilla, the Illinois Supreme Court held that the police’s warrantless use of a drug-sniffing dog at the threshold of a resident’s apartment door violated his Fourth Amendment Constitutional rights.
Case summary: People v. Vara By Jessica Fangman Criminal Justice, December 2018 The Illinois Supreme Court held in People v. Vara that the appellate courts do not have jurisdiction to address unlawful fines imposed by the circuit clerk against the defendant.
Case note: In re Marriage of Dee J. and Ashley J. By Judge Randall Rosenbaum Child Law, October 2018 A summary of In re Marriage of Dee J. and Ashley J., in which the court looked at whether the nonbiological parent in a same-sex marriage was legally the parent of a child conceived through artificial insemination.
Case note: In re Marriage of Milne By Judge Randy Rosenbaum Child Law, October 2018 A summary of In re Marriage of Milne, in which the appellate court determined whether the trial court erred in finding that Illinois was the “home state” under the Uniform Child-Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act.
Freedom From Religion Foundation v. Concord Community Schools By Everett Nicholas Education Law, September 2018 The seventh circuit recently held that Concord Community Schools' 2014 holiday pageant violated the First Amendment but the 2015 pageant did not in Freedom From Religion Foundation v. Concord Community Schools.

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