On Friday morning, the Illinois Supreme Court pointed out a trap for the unwary in an unexpected place - what happens if a complaint is filed, but unbeknownst to the plaintiff, the defendant had died several months earlier?...more
In Gillespie Community Unit School District No. 7 v. Wight & Co., the fourth and final new civil case added to its docket at the close of the January term, the Illinois Supreme Court will address an important issue for...more
Friday morning, a unanimous Illinois Supreme Court held that in most cases, a tort claim for intentional interference with testamentary expectancy is not subject to the six-month statute of limitations on will contests....more
This afternoon, the Illinois Supreme Court announced that it will file two new civil opinions on Friday morning:
Poris v. Lake Holiday Property Owners Association, No. 113907 – (1) May a property association authorize...more
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
Our reports on the civil oral arguments of the Illinois Supreme Court's November term continue with Bjork v. O'Meara...
Before his death, decedent begins taking steps to transfer a bank account to the plaintiff. He dies...more