This week, we’re continuing our review of the Court’s case work, one area of law at a time, with two new subjects: today, civil arbitration cases, and tomorrow – cases involving the elements and defenses to property crimes.  Arbitration cases have taken on increased importance in recent years with a stream of decisions from the United States Supreme Court.  Since 1991, the Court has decided forty-one arbitration cases (more than double the total decided by the Illinois Supreme Court during a similar period).

The Court had no arbitration cases in 1991 but decided two in 1992 and one each in 1993, 1994, 1996 and 1997.

The Court decided one arbitration case in 1999, three in 2000 and three more in 2003.

The Court decided one arbitration case in 2004, four in 2005, two in 2006, three in 2007, four in 2008, one in 2009 and three in 2010.

The Court decided one arbitration case in 2011 and 2012, two in 2013, one in 2014, two each in 2015 and 2016 and one in 2017.

Join us back here tomorrow as we review the Court’s cases involving property crimes.

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