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
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.
Forbearance agreements, including waivers of defenses and other concessions which the lender
sought in exchange for forbearing, are legally enforceable, even against consumers, a panel of the
Illinois Appellate Court has ruled.
A court may hold that a new corporation is liable for the debts of a predecessor corporation where the
common shareholders are sufficient to exercise control of the new corporation, an Appellate Court panel in Chicago has ruled, rejecting an argument that the ownership of the two corporations had to be identical.
The Fourth District of the Illinois Appellate Court has reversed its prior holding regarding the
burden of proof for non-custodial parents’ visitation rights and moved toward a more uniform
interpretation across the state on that issue.