In Standard Fire Insurance v. Knowles, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a plaintiff in a proposed class action cannot avoid federal jurisdiction by promising to seek less than $5 million in damages.
Clients often ask the following question: “What costs and expenses am I going to incur to pursue this case (either as a plaintiff or a defendant) in addition to the attorneys’ fees and paralegal fees […]
The Illinois State Bar Association (“ISBA”) has issued an advisory opinion that attorneys representing clients in probate cases cannot ethically collect fees in excess of the amount determined to be reasonable by the court.
Not every negative statement about another person is considered defamatory in Illinois. Under Illinois law, to prove a claim for defamation, a person needs evidence to show that: The defendant made a false statement about […]
For all you motorcycle riders out there – there are new laws in Illinois that may apply to you!
Does your business file UCC financing statements? If so, then you should know about the newest amendment to the Illinois Uniform Commercial Code. When properly executed, a financing statement secures a creditor’s interest in a […]
Several new laws designed to protect senior citizens are now in effect in Illinois. Supporters of these laws say they will promote safety, increase accountability for caretakers, and help authorities identify and respond to reports […]
What happens when an employer fails to pay an employee’s wages? There can be serious civil and criminal consequences.
Imagine sending your teenage son or daughter off to college, never to see them alive again. That is what happened to the parents of Northern Illinois University freshman David Bogengerger who was found dead on […]