Illinois Anti-Bullying Laws

What is Bullying? Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Both kids who are bullied and who bully others may have serious, lasting problems. In order to be considered bullying the behavior…

Contracts – Creation, Enforcement, Breach

What is a Contract? In Illinois, a contract requires the following elements in order to be valid: Offer Acceptance Consideration Intention to create legal relation Capacity to contract An offer and acceptance, followed by consideration often results in a valid contract, to the surprise of many people. This is true even if there is no…

Fight Against Harassment or Slander

What is Harassment? Harassing conduct in Illinois is knowing conduct which is not necessary to accomplish a purpose that is reasonable under the circumstances that would cause a reasonable person emotional distress and does indeed cause emotional distress to another. Generally, it is conduct which is intentionally directed at someone and annoys, threatens, intimidates, alarms…