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Defamation in performance reviews or internal workplace evaluations are not something employers normally consider. However, most employers assume such statements are subject to a qualified privilege exception. Of course, most employers are wise enough not to repeat defamatory comments about their former or current employees to outside parties. While some states do not extend defamation’s reach to performance reviews or internal documents citing “non-publication,” Illinois courts do. Elements of Illinois Defamation of Character Generally, to…
I. Introduction to Adverse Possession You may have heard the term “good fences make good neighbors.” The doctrine of adverse possession, is alive and well in Illinois and punishes landowners who neglect their boundaries. Adverse possession is a legal doctrine under which a person who does not have legal title to a piece of real property acquires legal ownership based on continuous possession or occupation of the property inconsistent with its true owner. This may…
By Ahad Syed How do you write a Will in Illinois? The thought of death or a terminal illness is uncomfortable, but putting aside drafting a simple Will may cause unnecessary hardship for your loved ones. Recently, the Global Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19) has spurred interest in drafting Wills, Trusts, and Power of Attorney. A number of people want to know how to write a Will in Illinois. To assist you, Syed Law (syedlawoffices.com) has created…