Tomorrow will be a busy day for the Illinois Supreme Court’s civil docket, with five cases being argued, beginning at 9:00 a.m. They are:
- Wilkins v. Williams, Case No. 114310 – (1) Does the immunity conferred by the Emergency Medical Services Act, 210 ILCS 50/3.150(a), extend to the non-emergency transport of patients? (2) Does the statute bar suits in connection with injuries sustained by third parties not directly treated by the EMS workers? Our detailed preview of the facts and lower court opinions in Wilkins is here.
- Standard Mutual Insurance Co. v. Lay, Case No. 114617 – Is the Federal statutory penalty imposed pursuant to the Federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act for sending unsolicited advertisements to a fax machine in the nature of punitive damages, and therefore uninsurable as a matter of Illinois law? Our detailed preview of the facts and lower court opinions in Standard Mutual Insurance is here.
- Mayfield v. Mayfield, Case No. 114655 – (1) Is a lump-sum workers’ compensation settlement “net income” within the meaning of Section 505(a)(3) of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act; and (2) If so, is the 20% rule-of-thumb set forth in Section 505(a) of the Act for calculating the per-child support obligation applicable to the entire settlement? Our detailed preview of the facts and lower court opinions in Mayfield is here.
- Earlywine v. Earlywine, Case No. 114779 – Is an advance payment retainer to a spouse’s retained attorney in divorce proceedings the attorney’s property at the moment of payment, and therefore not subject to disgorgement for an award of interim attorney’s fees pursuant to 750 ILCS 5/501(c-1), the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act? Our detailed preview of the facts and lower court opinions in Earlywine is here.
- Crittenden v. Cook County Commission on Human Rights, Case No. 114876 – May the Cook County Commission on Human Rights award punitive damages? Our detailed preview of the facts and lower court opinions in Crittenden is here.