The answer is yes. There is a procedure for asking the court to review the suspension. After you are charged with DUI, the Secretary of State usually suspends your driver’s license on the 46th day after your arrest. Once you receive the notice of a statutory summary suspension of driving privileges, you may request a hearing before the court. You must state the grounds upon which you are seeking to rescind or overturn the suspension. See 625 ILCS 5/2-118.1. One basis for rescinding is that the officer lacked reasonable grounds to believe you were driving under the influence of…
Question:  I am a partner in an fourteen attorney firm in Dallas, Texas. There are seven partners in the firm. We started the firm together twenty years ago. Over the years the firm has been very successful and each of the seven partners have had a great relationship. However, over the last five years some of the partners are no longer contributing like they were and relationships have become strained. We are equal partners and our compensation is based upon our ownership interest – so we are paid equally. I am concerned that if we don’t resolve this problem the…
Quest Integrity USA, LLC v. Cokebusters USA Inc. Docket No. 2017-2423 DYK, TARANTO, HUGHES May 21, 2019 Brief summary: DC grant of SJ based on § 102(b) on-sale bar defense (e.g., inventor declarations not “sham affidavits”) reversed. Summary: Quest appealed DC grant of SJ of invalidity of certain claims of US 7,542,874 relating to commercial furnace inspection systems under § 102(b) (on-sale bar (Pfaff, US 1998; Medicines Co., FC 2016)) to Cokebusters. The claims are directed to “computer-readable medium having computer-executable instructions for” detecting problems with furnace tubes and “system[s] for displaying inspection data”. Cokebusters defended Quest’s infringement allegations “on…
  Wednesday, May 22, 2019     Recently, the PAC issued its fourth binding opinion of 2019, finding a public body in violation of the Open Meetings Act for failure to provide an adequate public recital of the business being conducted before taking final action on a resolution. PAC Op. 19-004. On January 28, 2019, at a Pinckneyville school district board meeting, the board voted on “Resolution 2019-1 authorizing a Notice to Remedy.” Shortly thereafter, a newspaper reporter filed a complaint with the PAC arguing that the board did not give any public details about the resolution prior to voting on…
They’re looking to get a bill through committee by hastily amending it and then removing a procedural hurdle that would require that the public and the People of Illinois receive notice of a proper hearing and have time to review and submit comment and address legislation that REMOVES THE ABILITY OF EVERY ILLINOIS CITY, TOWN, and VILLAGE TO REGULATE DELIVERY OF ALCOHOL (except Chicago of course), potentially defies Supreme Court precedent regarding taxation, screws over small in-town retailers in favor of large out-of-town retailers, and also still seeks to address only delivery and not shipping. That’s right, legislators are pushing…
GC2 Inc. v. Int’l Game Tech., No. 16 C 8784, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Nov. 12, 2018) (Kennelly, J.). Judge Kennelly granted in part defendants’ (collectively IGT) Fed. R. Civ. P. 56 motion for summary judgment as to plaintiff GC2’s “Kitty Glitter” and “Maid of Money” games, to limit GC2’s recovery of profits and on GC2’s Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) and Illinois Consumer Fraud Act (ICFA) claims in this case involving video slot machines. Of particular note, the Court held as follows: While IGT may have copied something from GC2’s Kitty Glitter game, that something was not protectable. No…
Earlier this month, a Florida daycare responded to a negative online review left by parents of a child that until recently attended the daycare by serving the parents who left the review with a defamation lawsuit. The parents, Marc LaRocco and Kimberly Moore, left the review after they claim the daycare, The Learning Experience, repeatedly fed their son Owen dairy despite being notified that the child had an allergy to milk. The parents of the child who attended The Learning Experience daycare in Sunrise, Florida claim that they notified the daycare upon enrolling their son that he was allergic to…
On May 17 , 2019, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed legislation that lifted restrictions for workers suffering from occupational diseases resulting from exposure to toxic substances such as mesothelioma and lung cancer resulting from asbestos exposure for filing civil actions against their former employers. Supported primarily by the plaintiffs’ attorney trial bar, Public Act 101-0006 changes the provisions of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act and the Illinois Workers’ Occupational Disease Act that had imposed a 25 year statute of repose for occupational injury and a setting 3 year statute of limitations for filing such claims. Under the new Act, while maintaining…
An interesting article from Florida’s Dr. Michael Bone: ______________________________________ It is important to understand and recall that Parental Alienation is a form of child abuse.  Since it is the parent child- relationship that orients a child’s understanding of their own sense of self and their lovability, teaching a child that one of their parents does not love them, also teaches them that they are in some basic way, unlovable, or not worthy of love. While alienated children typically describe hatred or fear of the alienated parent, gently probing into the nuances of these negative feelings, virtually always reveals that these children…
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Crain’s Chicago Business ran a listicle by John Pletz this morning entitled the 5 things you didn’t know were in the Illinois weed bill. But what about all the other things you need to know about Illinois’s new marijuana legislation, all the regulations, the licenses, the incentives? We’re going to take the time over the next few weeks to go through the 533 page proposed Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act and discuss Illinois’s foray into cannabis cultivation and dispensing – assuming it passes in a reasonably similar form to what’s proposed in current Senate Bill #7 – starting…
Bike Lane Uprising, a volunteer effort among Chicago bicyclists to fight for safer bike lanes, held a “Day of Service” last Sunday. The day was a giant succeess. The “Day of Service” involved Chicago bicyclists volunteering to “adopt” a segment of Chicago’s bike lanes. The volunteers then documented the bike lane conditions and then submitting their findings to Bike Lane Uprising. All of this data will be presented to the Chicago Department of Transportation for the purpose of helping them identify which bike lanes need improvement. A remarkable 90% of Chicago’s bike lanes were adopted by volunteers. Keating Law Offices
by Jim Doppke As Rhys Saunders recently posted, the ARDC released its 2018 Annual Report a couple of weeks ago. I’m still digesting some of the information in it, but there are some observations about the Illinois disciplinary system that can be gleaned from the basic data. Number of Investigations Continues to Decline This year, the Administrator of the ARDC docketed 5,029 investigations. Last year, there were 5,199. The year before that: 5,401. The Report itself notes a downward trend dating back to 2014, when there were 5,835. But despite that downward trend, the number of investigations can fluctuate; as…
May 21, 2019 | Uncategorized | Getting a cancer diagnosis is an incredibly stressful and difficult experience. While doctors are learning more about cancer and mortality for most forms of cancer is dropping, you may have a hard time understanding your outlook and options while you fight the disease. On top of that, the process of getting disability for cancer is much more complicated than you would expect. The best way to ease the stress of trying to receive disability for cancer is to get informed. In this article, we’ll explain how cancer diagnosis, symptoms, and treatment can impact…
The Illinois Adoption Act allows for the termination of parental rights in conjunction with an adoption. In order to do this, there must first be a showing that a biological parent is “unfit,” as defined in the adoption act. While the Adoption Act provides several grounds of unfitness, one of the most prevalent is the parent’s failure to maintain a reasonable degree of interest, concern or responsibility as to the child’s welfare. If you’re wondering whether your child’s parent may be considered unfit due to his or her failure to maintain a reasonable degree of interest, consider the following questions:…