Legal Memorandum: Illinois Court of Appeals not bound by lower court opinions

Issue: Under Illinois law, are the Illinois Court of Appeals bound to opinions of lower courts?

Area of Law: Litigation Practice & Procedure, Litigation Practice and Procedure
Keywords: ; Appeal; Court; Opinon; Bound; Federal; Lower
Jurisdiction: Illinois
Cited Cases: None
Cited Statutes: None
Date: 03/01/2016

The Illinois Court of Appeal is not bound by opinions of the lower federal courts. Werderman v. Liberty Ventures, LLC, 368 Ill.App.3d 78, 84 (2006).

Heisterkamp v. Pacheco, 2016.IL.150229 (Ill. App. Dist. 2. Jan. 28, 2016).

Date: March 1, 2016

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