01 Mar Insight
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.
22 Feb News
Freeborn & Peters LLP Bankruptcy Partner Aaron Hammer Speaks with Regional Aviation News on FlyI Airlines
Independence Air (FlyI) may no longer be flying, but there are still pieces if the company up for grabs.
01 Feb Insight
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.
01 Jan Insight
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.
21 Dec News
When a large telecommunication company recently filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy, another telecommunication company retained Freeborn & Peters LLP to protect its rights as a utility under Section 366 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, as amended by the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention & Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (BAPCPA), and as the single largest unsecured creditor of the debtor.
01 Dec Insight
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.
08 Nov News
Partner, Robert W. Karr, Jr., Spoke on "Travel to Japan: The Wright Way" at the Claudia Cassidy Theater
Partner, Robert W. Karr, Jr., a Japan and Wright expert, discusses Wright's fascinating encounters with Japan beginning with the 1893 Columbian Exposition held in Jackson Park where he first discovered Japanese architecture.
01 Nov Insight
As technology advances, telecommuting becomes more and more feasible. For instance, employees can work on their employer’s computer...
25 Oct News
Partner, Robert W. Karr, Jr., spoke at the October 25, 2005 China Conference "The China Vision: Seeing Double", sponsored by Freeborn...