Heyl Royster

 

Andrew Keyt

Andrew Keyt


Significant Cases

  • Woodford County, Illinois – Defense of farmer sued for breach of contract by seed-corn company. Defense verdict after jury trial.
  • Peoria County, Illinois – Defended a manufacturing client in a breach of contract lawsuit brought by the client's former advertising agency, which was ultimately resolved through mediation.
  • McLean County, Illinois – Prosecuted a subrogation claim against truck maintenance provider on theory of negligent maintenance of brakes.

Transactions

  • Administrative Adjudication Hearing Officer for Municipal Ordinance Violations

Publications

  • "Introduction to the Open Meetings Act," chapter in Illinois Sunshine Laws, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (2016)
  • "The Attorney-Client Relationship," chapter in Illinois Civil Practice: Opening the Case, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (2009, 2015)
  • "Contracts" chapter in Municipal Law: Contracts, Litigation and Home Rule, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (2012, 2015)
  • "Cemetery Maintenance Districts," chapter in Special Districts, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (2009, 2014)
  • "Introduction to the Open Meetings Act," chapter in Illinois' Freedom of Information and Open Meetings Acts, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (2011, 2013)
  • "The Freedom of Information Act: Change is Here," Heyl Royster Governmental Newsletter (2010) - Download Article
  • "Illinois Tort Immunity Act Part 2," Heyl Royster Governmental Newsletter (2010) - Download Article
  • "Good Samaritans in California May Think Twice Before Rendering Aid to the Injured: Could the Same Happen in Illinois?" Heyl Royster Governmental Newsletter (2009) - Download Article
  • "Legislative Update," Heyl Royster Governmental Newsletter (2009) - Download Article
  • "The Tort Immunity Act," Heyl Royster Governmental Newsletter (2009) - Download Article
  • "Repairing and Restoring Private Cemeteries," Heyl Royster Governmental Newsletter (2008) - Download Article
  • "DeSpain v. City of Collinsville and the Freedom of Information Act: What Do We Do When a Citizen Requests Our Meeting Audiotapes?" Heyl Royster Governmental Newsletter (2008) - Download Article

Public Speaking

  • “Freedom Of Information Act and Open Meetings Act”
    Transportation and Highway Engineering Conference 2019
  • “Freedom of Information Act & Open Meetings Act”
    IACO & IACBM Newly Elected Officials Seminar 2019
  • “Complying With the Illinois Open Meetings Act”
    IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference 2019
  • “Illinois Prevailing Wage Act: Avoiding the Pitfalls”
    IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference 2019
  • “Sexual Harassment Prevention and Tips”
    IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference 2019
  • “Staying Out of Litigation: When to Require Liability Waivers”
    IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference 2019
  • “Case Law Update”
    Heyl Royster’s Annual Governmental Holiday Seminar 2018
  • “The Legal Aspects of Solar Zoning”
    IACBM Solar Engery Seminar 2018
  • “The Prevailing Wage Act: Staying Compliant and Dealing with Contractors”
    Illinois Municipal League 2018
  • “Litigation in the Context of OMA and FOIA”
    Heyl Royster’s 33rd Annual Claims Handling Seminar 2018
  • “Tort Immunity & Civil Rights Update”
    Heyl Royster’s 33rd Annual Claims Handling Seminar 2018
  • “Do You Comply with the Prevailing Wage Act?”
    IAPD and IPRA Soaring to New Heights Annual Conference 2018
  • “Dealing with OMA and FOIA During Litigation: Staying in Front of the Issues”
    Heyl Royster “Sunshine Laws” Governmental Seminar 2018
  • “Prevailing Wage Act: Are you in Compliance?”
    104th Annual Illinois Municipal League Conference 2017
  • “Liability Issues for Public Bodies in Car Accident Cases”
    Heyl Royster's 32nd Annual Claims Handling Seminar 2017
  • “Get Organized”
    Heyl Royster Governmental Seminar 2016
  • “Freedom of Information Laws for Employers”
    Heyl Royster Employers' Day Seminar 2016
  • “Public Duty Rule Panel/Tort Immunity”
    Heyl Royster's 31st Annual Claims Handling Seminar 2016
  • “Contract Considerations for Townships”
    Township Officials of Illinois Annual Conference 2015
  • “Introduction to the Illinois Tort Immunity Act”
    IAPD/IPRA "Soaring to New Heights" Conference 2015
  • “Illinois Tort Immunity Case Law Update”
    Heyl Royster's 30th Annual Claims Handling Seminar 2015
  • “Enforcement of Open Meetings Act”
    Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Chicago & Bloomington 2011
  • “Pending Changes to the Freedom of Information Act”
    Annual Illinois Fire Protection District Association Meeting 2009
  • “Fire District Liability for Emergency Response”
    IDOT 2009
  • “Legal Concerns, Discussion, and Questions”
    Township Highway Commissioners of Illinois Summer Seminar 2009
  • “Liability for Failure to Comply with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices”
    Heyl Royster Fall Seminar for Governmental Entities 2008
  • “Substantive Recreation Law”
    Abraham Lincoln American Inn of Court 2008
  • “FOIA”
    Special Librarians Luncheon, Alliance Library System 2008