Issue: Under Illinois law, what impact does the failure of a party to cite authority in support of an argument have on the party’s argument?
Area of Law:
Litigation Practice & Procedure, Litigation Practice and Procedure
; Cite; Authority; Impact; Argument; Forfeit
It is well settled that the failure to cite authority in support of an argument results in its forfeiture. In re Estate of Bitoy, 395 Ill. App. 3d 262, 280 (2009); Kensington’s Wine Auctioneers and Brokers, Inc. v. John Hart Fine Wine, Ltd., 392 Ill. App. 3d 1, 10 (2009); Fortech, L.L.C. v. R.W. Dunteman Co., Inc., 366 Ill. App. 3d 804, 818 (2006).
In re M.B.E., No. 3-15-0392, 2016.IL.0000230 (Ill. Ct. App. Feb. 2, 2016) (VersusLaw).
Date: March 1, 2016 […]
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