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With less than three percent (3%) of civil cases ever going to trial, often times most civil cases settle before the parties even get to trial. The addition of section 735 ILCS 5/2-2301 into the Illinois Code of Civil Procedure provides a simplified way of making it easier and more efficient way of ensuring a plaintiff receives their money when a settlement agreement is reached.
 
The statute for...
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Categories: personal injury

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The real estate market continues to thrive during COVID-19 with the lowest interest rates on mortgages and home equity lines of credit that we've seen in years if not ever during our lifetime(s). As rates continue to fluctuate there is a flurry of activity in the residential market. 
 
Matthew Graham, the chief operating officer at Mortgage News Daily states “I think rate levels will be directly ...
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As the State of Illinois continues to reopen after nearly a three-month shutdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many questions are being asked regarding potential protections available to renters who have faced financial hardship as a result of the pandemic. Both Illinois and the City of Chicago have proposed guidelines to tenants that have been negatively impacted by COVID-19. Sherwood ...
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After nearly three (3) months, the state of Illinois has begun to reopen following the statewide closure of all nonessential businesses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, thus beginning the process known as “Restore Illinois”. On May 29, 2020 Governor Pritzker moved the state of Illinois to Phase 3 of his five-phase reopening plan with Chicago moving to Phase Three (3)  on June 3, 2020.

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Categories: business illinois law

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As of January 1, 2020, Illinois became the eleventh state to legalize the possession and consumption of recreational cannabis. In passing the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act, anyone twenty-one (21) and older can legally purchase recreational cannabis from a dispensary in Illinois including those from outside of the state when visiting. The Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act permits legal ...
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Categories: illinois law

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In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sherwood Law Group continues to navigate new and emerging legal issues. One of those issues include the increased accidents involving delivery and ride share drivers. Today’s article will focus on personal injury accidents and specifically automobile or trucking accidents with a food service, ride share, or other delivery drivers(s) from the increasingly us...
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Sherwood Law Group and its attorneys are constantly updating our clients about their rights during these uncertain times and in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. One of the many questions we as a nation face in wake of this global pandemic is what happens if you, as an essential worker or a first responder, contract and test positive for COVID-19? Below is a current analysis where we try to an...
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Sherwood Law Group and its attorneys are constantly updating its clients during these uncertain times as the nation responds to COVID-19. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have a new reality within real estate acquisitions and sales from contracts to closings. Below is an up to date breakdown where we explain how virtual tours, social media showings, and drive-up closings are the new tre...
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Sherwood Law Group and its attorneys are constantly updating its clients about their rights during these uncertain times and in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. So, what are your rights as an employee under workers compensation in regard to the wide array of changes that have taken place due to COVID-19? Below is a breakdown where we try to answer some of those questions. As always, for quest...
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Sherwood Law Group and its attorneys are constantly updating its clients about their rights during these uncertain times and in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. So, what are your rights as an employee regarding COVID-19 and its wide array of changes? Below is a breakdown where we try to answer some of those questions. As always, for questions or inquiries do not hesitate to contact Sherwood L...
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Categories: employment
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