The Illinois Supreme Court has announced that on the morning of Thursday, June 16, it will file opinions in four civil cases [pdf]:

  • Studt v. Sherman Health Systems, No. 108182 Does the Illinois pattern jury instruction on professional negligence (Civil No. 105.01) correctly state the applicable standards? See Tort Law.
  • Sheffler v. Commonwealth Edison Co., No. 110166— Does a complaint seeking both injunctive relief and damages in connection with defendant’s alleged failure to timely restore power after storms, and to give priority in restoring power to customers dependent on electric life support system, fall within the exclusive jurisdiction of the Illinois Commerce Commission? See Tort Law.
  • Genius v. County of Cook, No. 110239— Does the Cook County Employee Appeals Board have jurisdiction to decide disciplinary charges against an officer based on abolished rules? See Government Law.
  • Snyder v. Heidelberger – No. 111052 — Does a quitclaim deed intended to create a joint tenancy between a husband and wife cause an injury within the meaning of the statute of repose for legal malpractice actions, 735 ILCS 5/13-214.3, when the deed is executed and recorded, when the husband dies and the alleged error can no longer be rectified, or both? See Tort Law.