01 Jul Insight
The Illinois Supreme Court’s recent decision in Marshall v. Burger King Corporation holds that businesses owe customers a duty of care to prevent injuries from car accidents caused by third parties if the business is located in a high-traffic area. Marshall v. Burger King Corp., No. 100372, 2006 Ill. LEXIS 1087 (Ill. June 22, 2006).
01 Jun Insight
As any good consumer knows, a contract covers only what is says it does. This is true even when instinct tells you otherwise. Title insurance is no different. Before any house closing, a title insurance company will run a “thorough” title search and issue a commitment and policy based on that search. Yet, what home-buyers may not realize is that they cannot rely on this search. Because the title commitment does not contain a guaranty regarding the performance of the title search, the home-buyer cannot complain to his title insurance company if title turns out worse than expected.
31 May News
Partner, Doug Albritton recently was appointed Vice-Chair of the Business Litigation Committee within the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association
Partner, Doug Albritton recently was appointed Vice-Chair of the Business Litigation Committee (BLC) within the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) of the American Bar Association for the 2006-2007 fiscal year, starting in August 2006.
11 May Insight
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28 Apr News
What started as a $38,000 claim and a request from our client to revive an extremely stale judgment from 1996 has ended with a payment of $...
27 Apr News
Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce that David S. Warner has joined the Firm as Partner. Mr. Warner joins the Firm in its...
12 Apr News
01 Apr Insight
An Early Holiday Gift: The Second District Clarifies a Key Standard of Review for Restrictive Covena
Attorneys and courts pondering which standard of review an Illinois appellate court should apply to restrictive covenant decisions may have received an early holiday gift this past year from the 2nd District appellate court. The court’s decision in The Agency, Inc. v. Grove, 362 Ill.App.3d 206, 839 N.E.2d 606, 298 Ill.Dec. 283 (2d Dist. 2005), released for publication on December 23, 2005, (two short days before Christmas and the beginning of Hanukkah) attempts to reconcile the previous conflicting decisions regarding the standard of review for such determinations.