Kirk Jenkins

Kirk Jenkins

Sedgwick LLP

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Illinois Supreme Court Holds Doctrine of Equitable Adoption Doesn’t Apply to Parentage Proceedings

Two years ago, the Illinois Supreme Court recognized the doctrine of equitable adoption in the context of an estate proceeding. In In re Parentage of Scarlet Z.-D., the Court was presented with the question of whether the...more

4/4/2015 - Adoption Child Custody Equitable Adoption Standing

Illinois Supreme Court Agrees to Decide Fiduciary Duty Claim Against Former Counsel

In a few weeks’ time over at Appellate Strategist’s sister blog, the Illinois Supreme Court Review, we’ll address the question of just how rare it is to get an unpublished decision – what we in Illinois call a Rule 23 order –...more

2/20/2015 - Appeals Derivative Suit Fiduciary Duty Minority Shareholders Misappropriation Rule 23 Shareholders Standing Statute of Limitations Trademarks Unpublished Opinions

Illinois Supreme Court Agrees to Decide Breadth of Misconduct Exception for Unemployment Benefits

In the closing days of its January term, the Illinois Supreme Court agreed to hear a case from Division 5 of the First District, Petrovic v. The Department of Employment Security. Petrovic presents an interesting issue on the...more

2/19/2015 - Administrative Appeals Administrative Hearings Appeals Employer Liability Issues Hiring & Firing ILL Supreme Court Standing Termination Unemployment Benefits Willful Misconduct

Argument Report: Who Gets to Appeal Certification as a Pollution Control Facility?

A major taxpayer files 28 separate applications seeking certification of various systems, methods, devices and facilities as "pollution control facilities" within the meaning of the Property Tax Code. If the applications are...more

10/4/2013 - Appeals Motion To Intervene Pollution Control Facilities Property Tax Public School Boards Standing

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

Illinois Supreme Court Denies Taxpayer Standing in Constitutional Challenge to School Funding Law

The Illinois state educational funding statute survived a constitutional challenge last week when the Illinois Supreme Court, in a unanimous opinion by Justice Robert R. Thomas, affirmed an Appellate Court decision dismissing...more

12/6/2012 - Standing

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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