Chicago associate Katie Klamann authored “The status of the ‘test the waters’ doctrine after the Illinois Supreme Court’s decision in Bowman v. Ottney” for the Illinois State Bar Association’s Bench and Bar Newsletter.

The Illinois Supreme Court declined to rule on the viability of the “test the waters” doctrine in Illinois, though it had the opportunity to do so in Bowman v. Ottney. Instead, the court decided the case on statutory grounds and left the doctrine’s future open. The article examines what this decisions means, and how it may play out in the courts moving forward.