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People v. Marshall – Prosecutor’s use of race inappropriate.

Illinois courts have consistently condemned prosecutors injecting race into opening statements or closing arguments. However, this still seems to be an issue as evidenced in the Fifth District case of People v. Marshall, 2013 IL App (5th) 110430. In Marshall, the Defendant was charged and, subsequently, convicted of two counts of first-degree

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Hello and Welcome!

Just a quick post to say “hello” and welcome everyone to my new website and blog. Check back often as I’ll be updating the blog as new case law relevant to my practice is handed down. Thank you for stopping by and I look forward to hearing from you!

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Local Governmental and Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act

The Local Governmental and Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act (Act) is one reason why it is difficult to prevail against municipalities in a suit for personal injury. 745 ILCS 10/3-102(a) (West 2010). The tort liability of a municipality is governed by the Act. The main purpose of the Act is to protect

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