Since 2012, Matthew has been selected to write the chapter entitled “Trial Practice” in the Dram Shop Practice handbook published by the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education. The latest edition is due out by the end of 2020.
News & Insights
Heineke & Burke secured an appellate victory in February 2020 for a Champaign bar accused of negligently evicting a drunk patron. A three-judge panel issued a published opinion affirming dismissal of a suit accusing Round Robin Enterprises of negligence and violation of the Illinois Dram Shop.
The second district held our client owed no duty and did not proximately cause the fatal fall that occurred while the patron walked home.
Heineke & Burke wins appeal in case holding defendant restaurant not liable for a criminal act committed on defendant’s premises.
The 1st District Appellate Court affirmed the decision of the Cook County Circuit judge, ruling where a plaintiff seeks to hold a defendant liable for a criminal act committed on the defendant’s property, generalized allegations of prior crimes are insufficient to demonstrate that the act in question was foreseeable or […]
Heineke & Burke obtained for its client a favorable dismissal in the Cook County lower court, that was recently upheld on appeal to the 1st District Appellate Court. Initially released as a non-precedent setting Rule 23 order last month, Heineke & Burke convinced the Appellate Court to publish the case […]
Heineke & Burke recently was successful in preserving a dismissal of a case when the First District Appellate Court of Illinois affirmed the trial court’s order granting summary judgment in favor of the defendants Lakeview Pantry, St. Alphonsus, and the Catholic Bishop of Chicago and against the plaintiff in a […]