Archive for December 2012
No “Subject Matter Waiver” of Privilege From Disclosure in Business Transaction
The doctrine of “subject matter” waiver of privilege does not apply to the extra-judicial disclosure of attorney-client communications not thereafter used by the client to gain an adversarial advantage inlitigation, the Illinois Supreme Court held late last month.Read More
Illinois Statute on Citations to Discover Assets Is Amended
Illinois’ statute on citations to discover assets (see Sharp Thinking No. 1 (Nov. 2007), No. 68 (July
2012)) has been significantly amended.
Assembly Increases Sanctions for Visitation Violations
The General Assembly has increased the sanctions for custodial parents who violate visitation orders.
Effective August 21, 2012, the legislature added to 625 ILCS 5/7-701 (a statute previously reserved
for parents who failed to pay child support) language making the violation of a visitation order grounds fordriver’s license suspension. In P.A. 97-1047, it also toughened other enforcement mechanisms for
visitation abuse as set forth in 750 ILCS 5/607.1.