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Newsletter Articles From 2018

Arbitration with nonsignatories to an agreement to arbitrate: The state of play in Illinois By Randall S. Rapp and John N. Rapp August 2018 Why and how a nonsignatory to an agreement to arbitrate can compel arbitration or be compelled to arbitrate in Illinois.
Construction legislative status report August 2018 On overview of bills affecting the construction and real estate industries that are awaiting Gov. Bruce Rauner's signature.
Discovery in construction litigation: Tread lightly By Stanley N. Wasser and Howard W. Feldman May 2018 It is important for us to take care in how we respond to discovery requests—including the making of boilerplate discovery objections.
Editor’s Column By Samuel H. Levine May 2018 An introduction to the issue from Samuel Levine.
Editor’s note By Samuel Levine October 2018 An introduction to the issue by Samuel Levine.
Editor’s note By Samuel H. Levine August 2018 An introduction to the issue by Samuel Levine.
Editor’s note By Samuel H. Levine February 2018 An introduction to the issue from Editor Samuel Levine.
Extra-contractual remedies in Illinois By James M. Dash and Steven D. Mroczkowski February 2018 Even where no express contract exists, implied contracts can be created as a result of parties’ actions.
Federal courts carve out their own rule for construction defect coverage in Illinois based on their own assessment of what triggers a duty to defend under commercial general liability policies By Geoffrey A. Bryce and Jennifer Cromheecke October 2018 While Illinois trial and appellate courts overwhelmingly agree that the purpose of comprehensive general liability policies is to protect the insured from liability for injury or damage to persons or property and not to pay for costs associated with repairing or replacing the insured’s defective workmanship, federal courts are shifting to a less restrictive stance.
Overview of the upcoming “The Anatomy of a Mechanics Lien Claim” CLE May 2018 The Anatomy of a Mechanics Lien Claim is being held in Chicago on May 9.
Preparing for the changes in the new AIA 2017 forms By Justin L. Weisberg February 2018 After a decade, the AIA released new design and construction contract forms in April 2017. Some of the more notable changes to the AIA construction contract documents are summarized here.
Thank you for the opportunity to serve … By Jim Dash October 2018 A note from the Construction Law Section's past chair, Jim Dash.
With great data comes great responsibility: The Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act and the construction industry By Daniel S. Brennan May 2018 The Illinois Biometric Privacy Act addresses the privacy concerns implicated by the use of biometric data.