Kirk Jenkins

Kirk Jenkins

Sedgwick LLP

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Illinois Supreme Court Declines to Decide Absolute Immunity Issue in Cooney

Cooney v. Rossiter presented two questions: (1) was the plaintiffs' individual action barred by the dismissal of an earlier putative class action; and (2) is a court-appointed psychological evaluator in a child custody...more

12/31/2012 - Absolute Immunity Child Custody Class Action Governmental Immunity Governmental Liability Immunity Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress Res Judicata

Illinois Supreme Court to Issue Final Four Civil Opinions on Friday Morning

This morning, the Illinois Supreme Court announced that it will issue four more civil opinions on Friday morning to close out 2012. The upcoming decisions deal with issues as diverse as res judicata and absolute immunity,...more

12/26/2012 - Absolute Immunity Appeals Bifurcation Date of Valuation Divorce Foreclosure Forum Non Conveniens Motion to Dismiss Res Judicata Standing

Res Judicata Part II: Always Read What the Order Says (and Doesn't Say)

In its second opinion of the day on the doctrine of res judicata, a unanimous Illinois Supreme Court has affirmed the First District, Fifth Division’s decision in Hernandez v. Pritikin. A detailed discussion of the underlying...more

12/15/2012 - Appeals Attorney Malpractice Res Judicata Statute of Limitations

Illinois Supreme Court Clarifies "Theories" Versus "Claims" for Res Judicata Purposes

The basic rule of res judicata is easy enough to state: a final judgment on the merits by a court with jurisdiction bars any further actions by the parties or their privies on the same claim. But what judgments (or orders)...more

12/14/2012 - Res Judicata

Three New Civil Opinions Coming From the Illinois Supreme Court Thursday

The Illinois Supreme Court has announced that on Thursday morning, it will file opinions in three new civil cases. They are: Mashal v. The City of Chicago, No. 112341 – (1) What is a 'decision on the merits' under 735...more

12/11/2012 - Class Certification Res Judicata

Four New Civil Opinions Coming From the Illinois Supreme Court Thursday

The Illinois Supreme Court has announced that on Thursday morning, it will file opinions in four civil cases heard during its September term. They are...more

11/27/2012 - Nuisance Res Judicata Standing Work Product Privilege

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