Kirk Jenkins

Kirk Jenkins

Sedgwick LLP

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Illinois Supreme Court Agrees to Decide Whether Fees Must be Deducted From Health Care Settlements Before Applying Liens

In the final days of its November term, the Illinois Supreme Court allowed a petition for leave to appeal in McVey v. M.L.K. Enterprises, LLC. McVey, a case from the Fifth District, presents the following question: must...more

12/8/2014 - Appeals Attorney's Fees Bodily Injury Hospitals Liens Settlement

Illinois Supreme Court to Decide Whether Interest and Fees are Available on Legal Malpractice Claim

Our previews of the latest additions to the Illinois Supreme Court’s civil docket continue with Goldfine v. Barack, Ferrazzano, Kirschbaum and Perlman, a case from the First District Appellate Court. Goldfine poses a number...more

11/12/2013 - Attorney Malpractice Attorney's Fees Fees Interest Rates Punitive Damages

Illinois Supreme Court Reaffirms Disgorgement of Advance Payment Retainers Under the Dissolution of Marriage Act

This morning, a unanimous Illinois Supreme Court strongly reaffirmed the "leveling the playing field" rules of the Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act in In re Marriage of Earlywine. The Act provides that a court can...more

10/4/2013 - Advance-Payment Retainers Attorney's Fees Disgorgement Divorce

Illinois Supreme Court to File Opinion in Earlywine on Thursday Morning

Yesterday afternoon, the Illinois Supreme Court posted notice that it expects to issue opinions in three cases on Thursday morning at 10:00 a.m., including one civil case, In re Marriage of Earlywine. Earlywine presents an...more

10/1/2013 - Advance-Payment Retainers Attorney's Fees Disgorgement Divorce

Illinois Not Liable for Elected Officials' Attorney Fees for Intentional, Willful or Wanton Misconduct

Does the State of Illinois have to pay elected officials' attorney fees when the underlying complaint alleges that the official committed "intentional, willful or wanton misconduct"? Earlier this month, a unanimous Illinois...more

6/4/2013 - Attorney's Fees Exemptions Liability Public Officials Willful Misconduct

Illinois Supreme Court to Decide Condominium Dispute on Thursday

The Illinois Supreme Court just announced that on Thursday morning, it will file its opinion in Palm v. 2800 Lake Shore Drive Condominium Association, a dispute over an owner’s right to compel the production of documents by...more

4/23/2013 - Attorney's Fees Condominiums Documentation

A Busy Day of Civil Arguments at the Illinois Supreme Court

Tomorrow will be a busy day for the Illinois Supreme Court's civil docket, with five cases being argued, beginning at 9:00 a.m. They are...more

3/19/2013 - Attorney's Fees Child Support Divorce EMTs Punitive Damages Settlement TCPA

Why A Fees Claim Can't Wait: Rodriquez v. Department of Financial and Professional Regulation

As we wrote in our preview of Rodriquez v. Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, private attorney general statutes are not uncommon in the law. Such statutes provide that if a private plaintiff provides, by his...more

12/10/2012 - Attorney's Fees

Disgorgement of an Advance Payment Retainer as Interim Fees in a Divorce Case?

In the closing days of the Illinois Supreme Court's November term, the Court allowed petitions for leave to appeal in six civil cases. Our previews of the new grants begin with In re Marriage of Earlywine. Although Earlywine...more

12/10/2012 - Attorney's Fees Divorce Retainers

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