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March News

01 Mar Insight

Six Recent Decisions Four By the Illinois Supreme Court and Two by the Illinois Appellate Court

This month we cover six recent decisions four by the Illinois Supreme Court and two by the Illinois Appellate Court: the first is on the economic loss doctrine barring a claim for negligent misrepresentation; the second is on the applicable statute of limitations for failure to pay a bill for construction work; the third is on the applicability of the void ab initio doctrine as it relates to the statute of repose for a legal malpractice claim; the fourth is on the applicability of the Workers' Compensation Act to an employment injury sustained outside the state; the fifth is on the applicability of the Snow and Ice Removal Act in a personal injury claim; and the sixth is on the requirement under the Joint Tortfeasor Act that a contribution claim be asserted by a third-party complaint in a pending action.
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February News

01 Feb Insight

Civil Litigation FlashPoints February 2006

The Illinois Appellate Court, First District, recently dealt with two cases where defendants moved to dismiss a legal malpractice claim. In both cases, the defendants argued that “other affirmative matter” had the legal effect of defeating the malpractice claim. This argument worked in one case, but failed in the other. Let’s see why.
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January News

01 Jan Insight

Three Recent Decisions by Illinois Appellate Courts

This month, we highlight three recent decisions by Illinois appellate courts which put caution flags around three relatively obscure pitfalls. They span nearly the entire length of a typical civil case in Illinois from the initial pleading, through discovery, to the jury instructions offered at trial. At each of these points, the practitioner who is oblivious to the hazard may suffer dire consequences.
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December News

01 Dec Insight

Four Recent Court Decisions

This month we cover four recent decisions three by the Illinois Supreme Court and one by the Illinois Appellate Court, First District: the first is on the doctrine of forum non conveniens; the second is on the actual-damages requirement in an attorney malpractice case; the third is on the applicability of the saving provision of section 13-207 of the Code of Civil Procedure to allow an otherwise time-barred counterclaim to proceed; and the fourth is on the economic loss doctrine in an architectural malpractice case.
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