Kirk Jenkins

Kirk Jenkins

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Illinois Supreme Court Debates Limitations and Repose for Architects and Contractors

November was a relatively light month for the Illinois Supreme Court on the civil docket, with only one civil case on for argument. Today, we report on the oral argument in Gillespie Community Unit School Dist. No. 7 v. Wight...more

12/12/2013 - Architects Construction Disputes Contractors Fraud Misrepresentation Statute of Limitations Statutory Interpretation

Illinois Supreme Court: Withholding Notice Invalid Without Strict Compliance With Statute

This morning, a unanimous Illinois Supreme Court handed down its opinion in Schultz v. Performance Lighting, Inc. Schultz presented a question relating to domestic relations and child support cases: is a notice to withhold...more

11/22/2013 - Compliance Employer Liability Issues Statutory Interpretation Wage Withholding Wages

Illinois Supreme Court Holds Guaranty Fund's Indemnity Payments Not Limited By Statutory Cap

In Illinois (as in every other state), when an insurance company becomes insolvent and an order of liquidation is entered, the Illinois Insurance Guaranty Fund steps in and pays claims that the insolvent carrier could not...more

10/25/2013 - Indemnification Policy Limits Statutory Interpretation

Argument Report: Are Statutory Penalties Under the Employee Classification Act Constitutional?

Bartlow v. Costigan involves a constitutional challenge: can the Department of Labor return administrative fines against construction contractors under the Employee Classification Act without mandatory evidentiary hearings?...more

9/26/2013 - Evidentiary Hearings Fines Misclassification Penalties Statutory Interpretation

Argument Report: Illinois Supreme Court Hears Dramshop Act Case

With the Illinois Supreme Court asking somewhat fewer questions than it generally does, it was unclear how the Court might decide Rogers v. Imeri, the Dramshop Act case the Court heard last week. Rogers arises from...more

9/25/2013 - Dram Shop Laws Liability Liability Insurance Statutory Interpretation

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