Articles From 2018

Case Briefs Alternative Dispute Resolution, May 2018 Recent cases of interest to ADR practitioners.
Case briefs By Jacob Walls, Blake Mitchell, & Breanna Hornbostel Alternative Dispute Resolution, February 2018 Recent cases of interest to ADR practitioners.
The case for a formal Illinois Hardest Hit appeals process By Jaylan Williams & Rebecca Levin Administrative Law, December 2018 A call for Illinois to reform its Hardest Hit program to address the inadequacies in the appeals process. 
Case law summaries By Phil Koenig Trusts and Estates, February 2018 Recent cases of interest to Trusts & Estates practitioners.
Case law update By Andreas Liewald Mental Health Law, February 2018 Recent cases of interest to mental health law practitioners.
Case names and holdings Insurance Law, December 2018 A list of the cases in this issue, arranged alphabetically, and their holdings.
Case names and holdings Insurance Law, October 2018 A list of the cases in this issue, arranged alphabetically, and their holdings.
Case names and holdings Insurance Law, July 2018 A list of the cases in this issue, arranged alphabetically, and their holdings.
Case names and holdings Insurance Law, April 2018 A list of the cases in this issue, arranged alphabetically.
Case names and holdings Insurance Law, January 2018 A list of the cases in this issue, arranged alphabetically.
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.
Case note: Jenny Rubin, et al., Petitioners v. Islamic Republic of Iran, et al. By Natalie L. Pesin International and Immigration Law, July 2018 In Jenny Rubin, et al., Petitioners v. Islamic Republic of Iran, et al., the U.S. Supreme Court held that 28 U.S.C. §1610(g) does not provide a freestanding basis to attach and execute against property of a foreign state when the immunity of the property is not rescinded under a separate provision of Section 1610.
Case note: Jesner v. Arab Bank, PLC By Natalie L. Pesin International and Immigration Law, July 2018 In Jesner v. Arab Bank, PLC, the U.S. Supreme Court held that foreign corporations may not be defendants in suits brought under the Alien Tort Statute.
Case Review: Barrett v. FA Group, LLC, et al. By Jason Schutte Tort Law, October 2018 An summary of Barrett v. FA Group, LLC, et al., in which the court determined whether a shoe sticking in asphalt and darkness are circumstances sufficient to defeat summary judgment.
Case Review: Doe v. Coe By Albert E. Durkin Tort Law, October 2018 The appellate court ruled in Jane Doe v. Chad Coe, et al. that strict compliance with Supreme Court Rule 191(a) is mandatory and failure to attach documents relied upon in support of a 191(a) affidavit is fatal.
Case review: Giles v. Park By Leslie J. Rosen Tort Law, October 2018 The first district held in Giles v. Park that a decedent’s personal representative must file claims under the Illinois Nursing Home Act and/or Survival Act within two years of the negligent act, even if the decedent was rendered disabled by the injury.
Case summaries Insurance Law, December 2018 Summaries of the cases in this issue.
Case summaries Insurance Law, October 2018 Summaries of the cases in this issue.
Case summaries Insurance Law, July 2018 Summaries of the cases in this issue.
Case summaries Insurance Law, April 2018 Summaries of the cases in this issue.
Case summaries By Patti Gregory-Chang & Hon. Edward Schoenbaum, (ret.) Administrative Law, January 2018 Recent cases of interest to administrative law practitioners.
Case summaries Insurance Law, January 2018 Summaries of the cases in this issue.
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.
Cases to watch By Ronald S. Langacker Human Rights, December 2018 Nielsen v. Preap challenged the government’s interpretation of a 1996 mandatory detention law requiring that non-citizens be detained for the duration of their deportation proceedings—without a hearing—because they have criminal records.
Cellphone data – Constitutional protections continue to expand By Stephen Baker Criminal Justice, October 2018 An overview of Carpenter v. United States, in which the U.S. Supreme Court determined whether the government conducts a search under the Fourth Amendment when it accesses historical cell phone records to chronicle a user’s past locations when possessing the phone.
Chair column By Melissa Olivero Women and the Law, March 2018 How can you help to empower women and girls during Women's History Month?
Chair column By Melissa Olivero Women and the Law, January 2018 A message from WATL Committee Chair Melissa Olivero.

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