Four New Civil Opinions Coming From the Illinois Supreme Court Thursday

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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:

  • Center Partners, Ltd. v. Growth Head GP, LLC, No. 113107 et seq. – (1) Does the doctrine of subject matter waiver for the attorney-client privilege extend from litigation to business negotiations? (2) Can documents shared among partners in a business negotiation be protected by the work product privilege? For our preview of the case, see here. For our report on the oral argument, see here.
  • Carr v. Koch, No. 113414 – Do plaintiffs have standing to challenge the Illinois education funding system as a violation of the equal protection clause of the Illinois constitution? For our preview of the case, see here. For our report on the oral argument, see here
  • Toftoy v. Rosenwinkel, No. 113569 – Does the Farm Nuisance Act, 740 ILCS 70/1, bar a nuisance suit where defendants started a cattle operation on property across from an unoccupied farmhouse, and several years later, plaintiffs demolished the farmhouse and constructed a new family home? For our preview of the case, see here. For our report on the oral argument, see here.
  • Rodriquez v. The Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, No. 113706 – Where an action for attorneys fees under 5 ILCS 100/10-55(c) is not brought simultaneously with a challenge to an administrative rule, is a subsequent action for fees barred as res judicata? For our preview of the case, see here. For our report on the oral argument, see here.