Illinois Supreme Court Will File Two New Civil Opinions on Thursday Morning


This afternoon, the Illinois Supreme Court announced that it will file two opinions in civil cases on 9:00 a.m. on Thursday morning. The upcoming opinions are:

  • Ferguson v. Patton, Case No. 112488 - (1) Does Section 2-56-040 of the Chicago Municipal Code authorize the Inspector General of the City of Chicago to hire private counsel to enforce subpoenas? (2) May the Inspector General sue the Corporation Counsel of Chicago to enforce subpoenas? Our detailed preview of the facts and lower court opinions in Ferguson is here. Our report on the oral argument is here.
  • DeHart v. DeHart, Case No. 114137 - (1) Did plaintiff adequately allege lack of testamentary capacity based on decedent's statement in his probated will that he had no children? (2) Did plaintiff sufficiently allege undue influence on the part of defendant, who held decedent's power of attorney? (3) Could plaintiff state a viable claim for fraudulent inducement while his will contest was still pending? (4) Did plaintiff adequately allege an oral contract to adopt? (5) Shall Illinois recognize the theory of equitable adoption, and if so, did plaintiff adequately allege such a theory? Our detailed preview of the facts and lower court opinions in DeHart is here. Our report on the oral argument is here.


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