In the July 11, 2012 edition of The Bottom Line, his monthly column for The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin on trends in Illinois litigation, John Fitzgerald explained that a recent Illinois Supreme Court decision creates some ambiguity on the extent to which fraud claims may arise in factual settings that are neither commercial nor transactional.  In his column, Fitzgerald observed that there is substantial ambiguity in Illinois as to which non-commercial and non-transactional contexts will support a fraud claim, and that the Illinois Supreme Court likely will be asked to clarify this point in the foreseeable future.

Here is a reprint of Fitzgerald’s July 11, 2012 article.