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Illinois Supreme Court to Consider Possible Limits on Homeowners Association Security

Our preview of the civil cases on the Illinois Supreme Court's November oral argument docket continues with Poris v. Lake Holiday Property Owners Association, a case which poses a number of interesting questions about the...more

Pool Drowning and Water Safety

Drowning is one of the leading causes of injury and death to Canadian children. An estimated 54 children, age 14 and under, drown each year in Canada. Another 140 are hospitalized for near drowning, many suffering from brain...more

When Can Private Security Stop and Detain?

Today we begin a new feature for Appellate Strategist -- detailed previews of civil cases just granted review in the latest term of the Illinois Supreme Court. This week we will review the late May grants, and the feature...more

New York High Court Issues New Decisions

Steven Getman attorney reports that the New York State Court of Appeals has issued a number of new decisions this week on several important issues in civil and criminal law. * * * * * * * * * * Steven Getman Attorney Steven...more

Diaz Reus Partner, Israel Reyes, Represents Landmark Hotel Owner In Suit Against German Bank

In a case with international financial implications, Casa Casuarina LLC, owner of a landmark Miami Beach resort property, is suing its mortgage holder German bank WestLB on multiple counts of alleged fraud. “We are...more

Condo Owner Frustration - Animal Cruelty or Pest Control?

What happens when a unit owner is frustrated by the board's inaction and takes matters into her own hands? A dead peacock, a near conviction of second degree cruelty to animal and a potential lawsuit against the...more

The criminal trespass statute in Massachusetts; how you can address trespassing on your property

There may be someone that you don’t ever want to enter your property again. Or there may be someone you don’t want to enter your property at all, even once. In Massachusetts, there is a way to make it a criminal act if a...more

New Federal Swimming Pool and Spa Safety Law

On December 19, 2008, the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act, 15 U.S.C. § 8000 et seq. (the “Act”) became applicable to all “public pools and spas.” The Act was passed following advocacy by the parents of Virginia...more

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