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|
|Keywords:||; 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