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Category Archives: Probate and Estate Law

Panel Cites Error in Lifting Time Bar on Estate’s Injury Claim

Legal action against a nursing home in the Cook County village of Niles may proceed after appeals court judges in the First District said a panel of their peers had erred in interpretating a precedent-setting case. The executor for Barbara Mickiewicz appealed a lower court’s dismissal for untimely filing of a personal injury claim against… Read More »

Probate Claim Fails on Dead Man’s Appeal

An appeals court resolved a dispute over whether financial support from a parent qualified as repayable, citing the so-called Dead Man’s Act in turning away a claim in the case of a Cook County couple that died in a car wreck. Wayne Crawford asked the executor of his son’s estate and that of his wife… Read More »