Litigation Law News

Catch Up with Whitt Law at the 2021 Joint Annual Conference

We will not be hosting our annual hospitality suite at the IASB/IASA/IASBO Joint Annual Conference this year due to COVID-19. Instead, we invite you to connect with our attorneys in a number of ways at the conference and in the months to follow. For example, Attorneys Brittany Flaherty Theis and Brian Bare will be attending [...]

Job Posting: Administrative Assistant

Well respected, thirty-three-year-old, boutique law firm concentrating in representing local governmental entities statewide is seeking an Administrative Assistant at its Aurora, Illinois office. Responsibilities include administrative and office support to the legal team. Proficiency with MS Office and basic internet research is necessary. Experience with Adobe Acrobat is beneficial. This position offers an opportunity for [...]

Recent Case Discusses “Deliberative Process Exemption” in Freedom of Information Act

The Illinois Freedom of Information Act (the “Act”) provides that all records in the custody of a public body are presumed to be open to inspection or copying. The Act also contains numerous exemptions to that presumption. There is an abundance of case law in Illinois highlighting and defining the exemptions to guide public bodies [...]

By | May 4th, 2021|Education Law News, Litigation Law News|

COVID-19 Employer Optional Deferral of Employee Withholding, Deposit, and Certain Payroll Tax Obligations in Q4 of 2020

By: James R. Dougherty On August 8, 2020 the President of the United States issued a Presidential Memorandum directing the Secretary of the Treasury to use his authority pursuant to Section 7508A of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) to defer the withholding, deposit, and payment of certain payroll tax obligations, as relief in response to [...]

Legislative Special Session Begins May 20, 2020

On Wednesday, May 13, 2020, the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Illinois issued a joint proclamation convening a Special Session of General Assembly to begin this week (the “Joint Proclamation”). The Joint Proclamation was issued pursuant to an Illinois law called the Special Session Act, which allows a special session [...]