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Local Government Law

November 2016, Volume 17, Number 2

  • Summary Judgment Affirmed on Trip and Fall Based on De Minimis Theory, Lack of Constructive Notice and Open and Obvious Doctrine | by: John M. O’Driscoll, Tressler LLP
  • No Willful and Wanton Conduct in Bicyclist Wrongful Death Case | by: John M. O’Driscoll, Tressler LLP
  • Seventh Circuit Upholds Dismissal of Untimely False Arrest Claim | by: Elizabeth K. Barton, Ancel Glink Diamond Bush DiCianni & Krafthefer, P.C.
  • Employee’s Retaliatory-Discharge Claim Failed Because Final Decision-maker Did Not Know About His Workers’ Compensation Claim | by: Elizabeth K. Barton, Ancel Glink Diamond Bush DiCianni & Krafthefer, P.C.
  • Illinois Supreme Court Abolishes Public Duty Rule | by: Elizabeth K. Barton, Ancel Glink Diamond Bush DiCianni & Krafthefer, P.C.
  • Home Rule Units Have the Authority to Regulate and Tax Video Gambling | by: Benjamin M. Jacobi, O’Halloran Kosoff Geitner & Cook, LLC
  • Creating New Records Renders FOIA Request Invalid | by: Emily J. Perkins, Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, P.C.
  • Tort Immunity Act Offers No Protection to Teacher Following Noncompliance with School Policy | by: Emily J. Perkins, Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, P.C.
  • Supreme Court Addresses Whether Temporary Flooding on Private Property Constitutes a Taking | by: Emily J. Perkins, Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, P.C.
  • City’s Impoundment Ordinance was Not an Unlawful Attempt to Raise Revenue | by: James D. VanRheeden, Quinn, Johnson, Henderson, Pretorius & Cerulo
  • City Granted Immunity from Liability for Bite by Police Dog | by: James D. VanRheeden, Quinn, Johnson, Henderson, Pretorius & Cerulo
  • Of Mountains and Bunnies: The Second District Uses Dictionary Definition to Gut 3-107(b) Immunity for Bike Trails | by: James D. VanRheeden, Quinn, Johnson, Henderson, Pretorius & Cerulo
  • Tree Limb That Falls on Cyclist Not Immunized Under 3-107(b), But Held to be Immunized for Negligence Under 3-106 Immunity | by: Dustin S. Fisher, Judge, James, Hoban & Fisher, LLC

January 2015, Volume 16, Number 1

  • Police Officers Granted Immunity After Using TASER on Hallucinating Drug Addict | by: Dustin S. Fisher, Judge, James & Kujawa, LLC
  • Snowplows and Blocked Sidewalks | by: John M. O’Driscoll, Tressler LLP
  • No Monkey Business with the Scope of the Tort Immunity Act’s Coverage | by: John M. O’Driscoll, Tressler LLP
  • Injured 13-Year Old Held Not Responsible for Knowing Ordinance Prohibited Her Use of Park District’s Slide Without a Sign or Other Notice | by: Howard L. Huntington, Bullaro & Carton, P.C.
  • Guidance Counselor Properly Terminated Based Upon the Content of His Self-Published Book | by: Peter R. Jennetten, Quinn, Johnston, Henderson & Pretorius
  • First District Finds Shooting Range a Private Recreational Activity for Zoning | by: Andrew R. Makauskas, Brady, Connolly & Masuda P.C.
  • Failure to Assert ADEA Claim in Appeal of Termination Barred Federal ADEA Suit | by: Peter R. Jennetten, Quinn, Johnston, Henderson & Pretorius

November 2012, Volume 13, Number 7

  • The Tort Immunity Act’s Definition of “Willful and Wanton Conduct” Provides the Exclusive Definition For Cases Involving Local Public Entities | by: Dustin Fisher, Judge James & Kujawa LLC
  • Recent Decision on Qualified Immunity and First Amendment Retaliatory Arrests | by: John F. Watson, Craig & Craig
  • Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act | by: Matthew J. Hammer
  • Recent Public Access Counselor Binding Opinions | by: John M. O’Driscoll, Tressler LLP

December 2011, Volume 12, Number 17

  • Seventh Circuit Extends Ohler v. United States to Civil Context | by: Paul Rettberg, Querrey & Harrow
  • Freedom of Information Act Amendments | by: Darcy L. Proctor, Ancel, Glink, Diamond, Bush, DiCianni & Krafthefer, P.C.
  • A Lesson for Municipal Election Boards | by: Michael A. Airdo and Emily E. Gleason, Kopon Airdo, LLC
  • Impact of Recent ADA Amendments and Regulations on State and Local Government | by: Theresa Bresnahan-Coleman, Langhenry, Gillen, Lundquist & Johnson, LLC
  • Stationary but Movable Signs can be Public Property with Immunity | by: John M. O’Driscoll, Tressler, LLP
  • Governmental Employees are not Entitled to Hearings Regarding Termination Pursuant to Reorganization | by: John M. O’Driscoll, Tressler, LLP

July 2010, Volume 11, Number 10 

  • Du Page County Sheriff: Stumble on Narrow Gravel Strip Yields No Legal Recourse | by: Erika G. Baldonado, Judge, James & Kujawa, LLC
  • First District Upholds Directed Verdict and Jury Verdict for City and Officers on Malicious Prosecution Claim | by: Michael E. Kujawa, Judge, James & Kujawa, LLC
  • City of Chicago Entitled to Immunity for Police Conduct Where Pursuit of Stolen Squad Car Results in Plaintiffs’ Injuries | by: Kyle T. Gray, Judge, James & Kujawa, LLC
  • Keener Decision Vacated by Illinois Supreme Court | by: John P. Fleming, Fleming & Umland

December 2007, Volume 7, Number 1

  •  City of Chicago Did Not Have to Sue Itself: Civil Procedure – Necessary Parties | by: Kyle T. Gray, Judge, James & Kujawa, LLC
  • The Public Duty Rule is Alive and Well in Illinois | by: John P. Fleming, Fleming & Umland
  • Court Preserves Integrity of Tort Immunity Act | by: Erika G. Baldonado, Judge, James & Kujawa, LLC

Summer 2001

  • U.S. Supreme Court Holds That Qualified Immunity Analysis Must Be Applied, Even After the Court Concludes That a Question of Fact Exists as to Whether the Force Used Was Objectively Reasonable | by: James L. DeAno, Norton, Mancini, Weiler & DeAno
  • Illinois Appellate Court Affirms Section 8-101 Tort Immunity Act Statute of Limitations Controls Over Four-Year Construction Statute of Limitations | by: Kathryn James Anderlik, Judge & James, Ltd.
  • Applicability of Abstention Doctrines Law in Federal Court | by: Thomas R. Weiler, Norton, Mancini, Weiler & DeAno
  • Illinois Supreme Court Extends Local Governmental Tort Immunity To Corrupt Conduct | by: Michael M. Roth, Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon
  • Local Amusement Tax Withstands First Amendment Challenge | by: John N. Pieper, Law Offices of John N. Pieper
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