Case note: In re Marriage of Dee J. and Ashley J.By Judge Randall RosenbaumChild Law, October 2018A 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 MilneBy Judge Randy RosenbaumChild Law, October 2018A 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. PesinInternational and Immigration Law, July 2018In 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a freestanding basis to attach and execute against property of a foreign state when the immunity of the property is not rescinded under a separate provision of Section 1610.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, PLCBy Natalie L. PesinInternational and Immigration Law, July 2018In 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 SchutteTort Law, October 2018An 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. CoeBy Albert E. DurkinTort Law, October 2018The 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. ParkBy Leslie J. RosenTort Law, October 2018The 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 summariesInsurance Law, December 2018Summaries of the cases in this issue.
Case summariesInsurance Law, October 2018Summaries of the cases in this issue.
Case summariesInsurance Law, July 2018Summaries of the cases in this issue.
Case summariesInsurance Law, April 2018Summaries of the cases in this issue.
Case summariesBy Patti Gregory-Chang & Hon. Edward Schoenbaum, (ret.)Administrative Law, January 2018Recent cases of interest to administrative law practitioners.
Case summariesInsurance Law, January 2018Summaries of the cases in this issue.
Case summary: People v. BonillaBy Anastacia GreeneCriminal Justice, December 2018In 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. VaraBy Jessica FangmanCriminal Justice, December 2018The 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 watchBy Ronald S. LangackerHuman Rights, December 2018Nielsen 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 expandBy Stephen BakerCriminal Justice, October 2018An 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 columnBy Melissa OliveroWomen and the Law, March 2018How can you help to empower women and girls during Women's History Month?
Chair columnBy Melissa OliveroWomen and the Law, January 2018A message from WATL Committee Chair Melissa Olivero.