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New Chicago Ordinance Requires Employers to Give Eligible Employees 40 Hours Paid Leave and 40…
The Chicago Paid Leave and Paid Sick and Safe Leave Ordinance expands upon the current ordinance and goes into effect December 31, 2023. This ordinance will require employers with at [...]
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Illinois Court Ruling on Statute of Limitations in Legal Malpractice
A recent decision in Malek v. Chuhak & Tecson, P.C., 2023 IL App (1st) 220723, highlights how critical it is for plaintiffs to act quickly to avoid losing because of [...]
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Illinois Creates Cause of Action for Doxing Victims
In the Civil Liability for Doxing Act, effective January 1, 2024, the Illinois Legislature created a cause of action for doxing victims to receive relief, including damages, injunctions, restraining orders, [...]
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Illinois Creates Cause of Action Against Deepfakes and Other Altered Sexual Images
              In HB2123, effective January 1, 2024, the Illinois Legislature amended the text of the Nonconsensual Dissemination of Private Sexual Images Act to create a cause of action for individuals who [...]
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Illinois Provides for Consumer Fees in One-Sided Consumer Contracts
The State of Illinois has passed a statute granting consumers the ability to recover attorney’s fees against plaintiff commercial parties in consumer contract actions when the consumer defeats the commercial [...]
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Illinois Legislature Amends Code of Civil Procedure to Streamline Discovery and Deposition Processes in Some…
In SB1748, effective immediately, the Illinois Legislature modified the Code of Civil Procedure to modify the deposition process and expand the rights of certain parties to have preference in choosing [...]
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Patterson Law Firm’s early intervention helps medical residents avoid pitfalls that could lead to termination.
Time and time again we hear from medical residents who thought they were doing fine in their program, had been told they passed all their rotations, just to find out [...]
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Illinois Supreme Court Adopts Partial Breach Doctrine
                In PML Development LLC v. Village of Hawthorn Woods, 2023 IL 128770, the Illinois Supreme Court adopted the partial breach rule for when two parties to a contract each [...]
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Illinois Appellate Court Reverses Dismissal of Legal Malpractice Claim on Fraudulent Concealment Grounds
          In Anderson v. Sullivan, Taylor, and Gumina P.C., 2023 IL App (1st) 221796-U, the Illinois appellate Court, Second Division, reversed the dismissal of plaintiff’s legal malpractice claim on the [...]
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