Happy Thanksgiving Sharp Thinking No. 174 Perspectives on Developments in the Law from Sharp-Hundley, P.C. November 2019 Municipality May Be Liable In Quantum Meruit Even Though Contract Is Void In Law, Court Says A municipal body can be held liable under the equitable doctrines of quantum meruit and implied in law contracts even…Read More
By John T. Hundley, Jhundley@lotsharp.com, 618-242-0246
A provision making obligors personally liable if they resist foreclosure on an otherwise non-recourse obligation is enforceable, a panel of the Illinois Appellate Court in Chicago has held.
Conversion and negligence claims against a bank, arising from a lawyer’s forgery of a client’s
signature to a settlement check, are governed by the three-year statute of limitation of 810 ILCS 5/3-118(g), a panel in the Appellate Court’s Fifth District has held.
The doctrine of judicial estoppel, which has become one of the most potent weapons against bankruptcy fraud (see Sharp Thinking No. 57 (February 2012), continues to evolve in the nation’s federal courts.Read More
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