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Some of my friends and visitors may have noticed that it has been quite some time since I last blogged, and it is something that I have been meaning to do.
In the practice of law you occasionally run across an appellate opinion that jumps right off the pages at you, because when you’re done reading it, you say to yourself, “you know, I was right about that.”
Well, it’s been a little while since I’ve put pen to paper (or as in this case, fingers to keys, as it should be said these days I guess), and there has certainly been a lot out there that I’ve wanted to write about, but I absolutely felt compelled to blog about this one
Ever posted something on an online newspaper or other website that allowed you to voice your opinion about a particular article or subject anonymously? If you’re reading this and you are connected to the World Wide Web, chances are greater than not that you have.
In the recent Third District Appellate Court of Illinois decision of People v. Roa, the third district again addressed an issue that seems to surface more regularly than one would think in criminal cases: that issue being how long of a detention is too long by officers when making a routine traffic stop.
Did you know that pursuant to the Illinois Dramshop Act that each bar, liquor store, or liquor establishment who contributed to the intoxication of someone who later causes personal injury to another might be liable to reimburse the injured party or their loved ones for losses they may have incurred?