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People v. Harris  
Date: October 18, 2018
Citation: 2018 IL 121932
Docket Number: 121932

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of first degree murder, attempted first degree murder, and aggravated battery with a firearm. Defendant was 18 years and 3 months at the time of the offenses, and he was sentenced to 76 years in p...

People v. Zimmerman  
Date: October 18, 2018
Citation: 2018 IL 122261
Docket Number: 122261

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court of Illinois reversed the appellate court's decision to reverse the circuit court's order granting defendant's motion to seal his fourth and fifth motions in limine over the objection of intervenors. As...

People v. Bonilla  
Date: October 18, 2018
Citation: 2018 IL 122484
Docket Number: 122484

Justia Opinion Summary: Applying People v. Burns, 2016 IL 118973, which held that the warrantless use of a drug-detection dog at a defendant’s apartment door, located within a locked apartment building, violated a defendant’s rights under the F...

American Family Mutual Insurance Co. v. Krop  
Date: October 18, 2018
Citation: 2018 IL 122556
Docket Number: 122556

Justia Opinion Summary: American Family filed a declaratory judgment action against Walter and Lisa Krop, contending their homeowner's insurance policy did not cover a tort action pending against their son. The Krops filed a counterclaim agains...

Cassidy v. China Vitamins, LLC (Amended Opinion)
Date: October 18, 2018
Citation: 2018 IL 122873
Docket Number: 122873
Cassidy v. China Vitamins, LLC  
Date: October 18, 2018
Citation: 2018 IL 122873
Docket Number: 122873

Justia Opinion Summary: In this strict product liability action, the Supreme Court of Illinois affirmed the appellate court's judgment and remanded to the trial court for its determination of whether the manufacturer of flexible bulk containers...

People v. Newton  
Date: October 18, 2018
Citation: 2018 IL 122958
Docket Number: 122958

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court of Illinois affirmed defendant's conviction for unlawful delivery of a controlled substance within 1000 feet of a church in violation of the Illinois Controlled Substances Act. The court held that the e...

Ameren Transmission Co. of Illinois v. Hutchings  
Date: October 18, 2018
Citation: 2018 IL 122973
Docket Numbers: 122973, 122985, 122986, 122987, 122988, 122989, 122992, 122993, 122994, 122996, 122997, 122998, 122999, 123000, 123001, 123002, 123003, 123004, 123005, 123006, 123007, 123008, 123009, 123011, 123012, 123013, 123014, 123015, 123016, 123017, 123018, 123019, 123020, 123021

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court of Illinois reversed the circuit court's decision granting landowners' motion to dismiss based on section 8-406.1 of the Public Utilities Act, holding that the circuit court lacked the necessary jurisdi...

People v. Bingham  
Date: September 20, 2018
Citation: 2018 IL 122008
Docket Number: 122008

Justia Opinion Summary: Bingham had a 1993 conviction for attempted criminal sexual assault but was not required to register as a sex offender at that time because the conviction occurred before the 1986 enactment of the Sex Offender Registrati...

Oswald v. Hamer  
Date: September 20, 2018
Citation: 2018 IL 122203
Docket Number: 122203

Justia Opinion Summary: Section 15-86 of the Property Tax Code (35 ILCS 200/15-86 ) provides a charitable property tax exemption specifically for eligible not-for-profit hospitals and their hospital affiliates. In a suit alleging that the secti...

People v. Harvey  
Date: September 20, 2018
Citation: 2018 IL 122325
Docket Number: 122325

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of domestic battery, a Class 4 felony due to a prior aggravated battery conviction. The circuit court sentenced him to three years in prison, and imposed fines and fees. Defendant filed a pro se...

People v. Gocmen  
Date: September 20, 2018
Citation: 2018 IL 122388
Docket Number: 122388

Justia Opinion Summary: Officer Beaty responded to a call reporting an unconscious person in a vehicle, possibly having a seizure. Defendant’s passenger side tires were on the grass; the driver’s side tires were on the road. The vehicle’s trans...

Schad, Diamond and Shedden, P.C. v. My Pillow, Inc.  
Date: September 20, 2018
Citation: 2018 IL 122487
Docket Number: 122487

Justia Opinion Summary: The Diamond law firm filed a qui tam action against My Pillow, under the Illinois False Claims Act, 740 ILCS 175/1, asserting that My Pillow had failed to collect and remit taxes due under the Retailers’ Occupation Tax A...

People v. Nere  
Date: September 20, 2018
Citation: 2018 IL 122566
Docket Number: 122566

Justia Opinion Summary: Taylor's family gathered at her mother’s Wheaton apartment to celebrate Taylor’s release from prison. Taylor’s girlfriend, Walker, joined the party. Taylor later called Defendant to arrange a ride home for Walker. When D...

People v. Young  
Date: September 20, 2018
Citation: 2018 IL 122598
Docket Number: 122598

Justia Opinion Summary: Young was convicted of first-degree murder based on the 2005 stabbing death of his girlfriend. The Morgan County circuit court sentenced him to serve 40 years in prison, with 215 days of presentence custody credit. Young...

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