Illinois Supreme Court Announces Two Civil Opinions to Be Filed Friday

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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 private security officers to stop and detain persons on its property for speeding on association-owned roads? (2) May such an association place oscillating amber lights on vehicles used by its security department? (3) Where plaintiff was ordered by a security officer to remain in his vehicle while a citation for speeding on association-owned roads was prepared, did the plaintiff adequately plead the elements of false imprisonment? Our in-depth review of the facts and lower court rulings is here. Our pre-argument preview is here. Our report on the oral argument is here.
  • Bjork v. O’Meara, No. 114044 – Does the six-month statute of limitations in the Probate Code, 755 ILCS 5/8-1, apply to a separate tort action for interference with testamentary expectancy which -- if successful -- would have the practical effect of invalidating the will? Our in-depth review of the facts and lower court rulings is here. Our pre-argument preview is here. Our report on the oral argument is here.