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Sienna Court Condominium Assoc. v. Champion Aluminum Corp.  
Date: December 28, 2018
Citation: 2018 IL 122022
Docket Number: 122022

Justia Opinion Summary: The owners of units in Sienna Court Condominiums, a newly-constructed 111-residential-unit Evanston property sued, alleging that the developer, TR, sold the units with latent defects that resulted in water infiltration a...

People v. Clark  
Date: December 28, 2018
Citation: 2018 IL 122495
Docket Number: 122495

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant sold cocaine to an undercover officer and was convicted of delivery of a controlled substance. He did not post bail and spent 482 days in pre-sentence custody. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison. The court...

People v. Manzo  
Date: December 28, 2018
Citation: 2018 IL 122761
Docket Number: 122761

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged following a search of his residence pursuant to warrant. He unsuccessfully moved to quash the warrant and suppress evidence and was convicted of unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon but was ac...

Stanphill v. Ortberg  
Date: December 28, 2018
Citation: 2018 IL 122974
Docket Number: 122974

Justia Opinion Summary: Keith's estate filed a wrongful death and survival action against Ortberg, a licensed clinical social worker and employee assistance program counselor, and her employer Rockford Memorial Hospital, alleging that, on Septe...

People v. Simms  
Date: December 13, 2018
Citation: 2018 IL 122378
Docket Number: 122378

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner sought reinstatement of his withdrawn post-conviction petition. The state argued that neither the Post-Conviction Hearing Act, 725 ILCS 5/122-5 nor the Code of Civil Procedure, 735 ILCS 5/13-217 authorizes “r...

Palm v. Holocker  
Date: December 13, 2018
Citation: 2018 IL 123152
Docket Number: 123152

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant struck Plaintiff, a pedestrian with his vehicle. Plaintiff filed a personal injury suit. Defendant filed an answer with an affirmative defense. Defendant answered an interrogatory about his drivers' license by...

People v. Lesley  
Date: November 29, 2018
Citation: 2018 IL 122100
Docket Number: 122100

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was indicted for unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and three counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance. Defendant failed to cooperate with both an Assistant Public...

People v. Easton  
Date: November 29, 2018
Citation: 2018 IL 122187
Docket Number: 122187

Justia Opinion Summary: Easton pled guilty to aggravated unlawful possession of a stolen motor vehicle, unlawful possession of a stolen motor vehicle, and four counts of unlawful use of a credit card. At sentencing, the court imposed concurrent...

People v. Johnson  
Date: November 29, 2018
Citation: 2018 IL 122227
Docket Number: 122227

Justia Opinion Summary: Following a third trial, the jury found Defendant guilty of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder. Defendant appealed, arguing that the state failed to exercise due diligence in obtaining DNA test results...

Carmichael v. Laborers' & Retirement Board Employees' Annuity & Benefit Fund of Chicago (Amended Opinion)
Date: November 29, 2018
Citation: 2018 IL 122793
Docket Number: 122793122822
Carmichael v. Laborers' & Retirement Board Employees' Annuity & Benefit Fund of Chicago  
Date: November 29, 2018
Citation: 2018 IL 122793
Docket Number: 122793122822

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, participants in public pension funds, sued, challenging the constitutionality of three reforms in Public Act 97-651, which altered articles 8, 11, and 17 of the Illinois Pension Code (40 ILCS 5/8, 11, 17) and...

Gregg v. Rauner  
Date: November 29, 2018
Citation: 2018 IL 122802
Docket Number: 122802

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2012, then-Governor Quinn nominated Gregg to be a salaried member of the Illinois Prisoner Review Board (IPRB). Gregg submitted a statement of economic interests for the preceding calendar year, indicating that in 20...

Gonzalez v. Union Health Service, Inc.  
Date: November 29, 2018
Citation: 2018 IL 123025
Docket Number: 123025

Justia Opinion Summary: The administrator of the decedent’s estate brought a wrongful death and survival action against Union Health Service based on alleged negligence in providing medical treatment the decedent. UHS moved to dismiss on the gr...

First Midwest Bank v. Cobo  
Date: November 29, 2018
Citation: 2018 IL 123038
Docket Number: 123038

Justia Opinion Summary: First Midwest sued defendants for breach of a promissory note. Defendants responded that First Midwest or its predecessor had already sued them twice for the same breach of the same promissory note: once in a foreclosure...

Sperl v. Henry  
Date: November 29, 2018
Citation: 2018 IL 123132
Docket Number: 123132

Justia Opinion Summary: CHR, a logistics company, had a transportation contract with Jewel Food Stores. Henry, who owned a semi-tractor that she leased to Dragonfly, a federally licensed motor carrier, agreed to deliver potatoes to CHR’s Illin...

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