Serving Chicago & the Western Suburbs for Over 40 Years

» Firm News

With A Suggestion That The Defendant Is Legally Blind – Can Plaintiff Get Defendant’s Medical Records?

Palm v. Holocker 2018 IL 123152     By Robert Handley BURKE & HANDLEY, P.C. 799 Roosevelt Road, Building 6, Suite 108 Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137 FACTS On October 18, 2014, Defendant, Ruben Holocker struck Plaintiff, Scarlett Palm, a pedestrian… Read More
Read More
Categories: Firm News, Publications

Appellate Court lacks jurisdiction because Notice of Appeal was untimely filed

Download “Civil Practice and Procedure November 2017” and read this article on page 4. Read More
Read More
Categories: Firm News, Publications

Sheriff sale purchasers keep the property despite void judgment of foreclosure and sale

U.S. Bank N.A. v. Rahman, 2016 IL App (2) 150040 Facts On September 29, 2009, U.S. Bank filed its complaint to foreclose a mortgage against Defendant, Syeda Nazia Rahman (Rahman) and others with an interest in the property, on a residential prope… Read More
Read More
Categories: Firm News, Publications

Publication: Suing certain governmental entities for willful and wanton misconduct just became easier—Illinois abandons the public duty rule

Coleman v. East Joliet Fire Protection District (In re Estate of Coleman), 2016 IL 117952 Facts On the evening of June 7, 2008, 58-year old Coretta Coleman called 911 because she was having difficulties breathing. Nine minutes later, the ambulance cr… Read More
Read More
Categories: Firm News, Publications

“Complex Asset Recovery: Fraudulent Transfers, Charging Orders and More" Seminar Moderated by Robert Handley

Arnstein & Lehr LLP partner Sandra A. Franco, program coordinator for the Illinois State Bar Association’s Commercial Banking, Collections and Bankruptcy Section, invited colleagues to attend “Complex Asset Recovery: Fraudulent Transfers, Cha… Read More
Read More
Categories: Firm News

Can a Spouse Who Occupies a Property As His/Her Residence But Is Not On Title Claim a Homestead Exemption?

GMAC Mortgage, LLC v. Arrigo, 2014 Il App (2d) 130938 (2014)   by:  Robert Handley BURKE & HANDLEY, P.C. 1430 Branding Avenue, Suite 175 Downers Grove, Illinois  60515             GMAC Mortgage, LLC filed a mortgage foreclosure agai… Read More
Read More
Categories: Firm News, Publications

Publication: Appellate jurisdiction during pendency of foreclosure: The Illinois Supreme Court clarifies appellate jurisdiction with dissenting opinion

Robert Handley published an Article analyzing the decision of EMC Mortgage Corporation v. Kemp, 2012 IL 113409 where the Illinois Supreme Court, over the Dissent, held that, although as a general rule a void Order can be attacked at any time, the fac… Read More
Read More
Categories: Firm News, Publications

Publication: When dispositive motions are not served on counsel of record but that counsel failed to obtain leave of court to appear—What happens?

Robert Handley published an Article analyzing J.P. Morgan v. Straus, 1 2012 IL App (1st) 112401.  This case discussed what happens when a dispositive motion was not properly served and the movant did not obtain leave of court to appear.  View the f… Read More
Read More
Categories: Firm News, Publications

Publication: How do you calculate two years for a Section 2-1401 Motion to Vacate? Court ignores 1918 case

Robert Handley published an Article reviewing Parker v. Murdock, 2011 IL App (1st) 101645.  In this case, the Illinois Appellate Court clarified how to calculate two years in order to be eligible to file a 735 ILCS 5/2-1401 Motion to Vacate.  View… Read More
Read More
Categories: Firm News, Publications

Publication: Mortgage foreclosures: In rem or quasi in rem? The distinction that makes a difference

Robert Handley published an Article on ABN AMRO Mortgage Group v. McGahan, et al, 237 Ill. 2d 526 (June 4, 2010).  In this case, the Illinois Supreme Court decided that Mortgage foreclosures are to be considered quasi in rem.  View the full Article… Read More
Read More
Categories: Firm News, Publications

Contact Form

Fill out our online form