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ILLINOIS WHISTLEBLOWER STATUTE REQUIRES AN ACTUAL REFUSAL TO PARTICIPATE IN ILLEGAL ACTIVITY - COMPLAINTS TO THE BOSS NOT ENOUGH
The Illinois Appellate Court recently handed down an interesting decision setting forth what is expected of a plaintiff seeking to assert a claim under The Illinois Whistleblower Act["the Act"]. In Sardiga v. The Northern Trust Company, Darren Sardiga was... The Illinois Appellate Court recently...
IS FOREST PRESERVE OF COOK COUNTY LIABLE WHEN TREE LIMB FALLS AND HITS MOTORIST ON ADJACENT ROADWAY? MAYBE
In Belton v. Forest Preserve of Cook County, Darryl Belton was injured when his car was struck by a decaying tree limb that fell from a tree on property maintained by the Forest Preserve District["the District"]. Belton was driving... In Belton v. Forest Preserve of Cook County, Darryl Belton was...
CLAIM FOR PUNITIVE DAMAGES FOR WILFUL AND WANTON VIOLATIONS OF ILLINOIS NURSING HOME ACT DO NOT SURVIVE DEATH OF RESIDENT
Recently, in Vincent v. Strathmoor, the Illinois Supreme Court was presented with a singular question of law: - does a claim for punitive damages based upon allegations of willful and wanton violations of the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act(210... Recently, in Vincent v. Strathmoor, the Illinois...
The Illinois Appellate Court[4th Dist] recently issued an opinion clarifying when a worker can recover for an unexplained fall at work. In Baldwin v. The Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, the facts are pretty straightforward. Cathy Baldwin worked as a... The Illinois Appellate Court[4th...
Hopefully in the process of settling a malicious prosecution case against a large Chicago area security company and a national consumer goods store. The defendants had my client arrested and prosecuted for various misdemeanor criminal charges after a minor... Hopefully in the process of settling...
I recently did an analysis of my web presence - specifically my weblog[which you are currently reading] and my website[which is dated and boring and badly needs updating]. I decided to revamp my website. The company overseeing that project... I recently did an analysis of my web presence -...
Finally!! My longest running case has concluded. I filed this case in 2005 after my client suffered a serious eye injury while working as a physical trainer for a local hockey club. He was injured when he was struck... Finally!! My longest running case has concluded. I filed this case in 2005...
Fighting yet another Motion for Summary Judgment in a retaliatory discharge case. My client, a nice young guy had worked for years with his employer. He suffers a legitimate back injury lifting a heavy hose[he was in a heavy... Fighting yet another Motion for Summary Judgment in a retaliatory...
SECTION 324: AN EXCEPTION TO THE ILLINOIS RULE THAT ONE CANNOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR FAILING TO PROTECT ANOTHER FROM CRIMINAL ATTACK
I am presently fighting a Motion to Dismiss in a horrible case that arose in a hospital. My client was was in the hospital for cardiac symptoms. After sedating my client with Morphine and rendering her unable to defend... I am presently fighting a Motion to Dismiss in a horrible case that arose...
ILLINOIS APPELLATE COURT SAYS "AS IS" NOT A DEFENSE IN FRAUD CASE INVOLVING SALE OF PROPERTY WITH BAD ROOF
There was an important decision recently handed down by the Illinois Second District Appellate Court involving the sale of property on an "as is" basis. In Napcor v. JP Morgan, the defendant was the trustee of a 72,000 plus... There was an important decision recently handed down by the Illinois...