Scaring sexters straightBy Janan HannaJuly 2014Lawpulse, Page 314While felony child pornography charges remain a possibility in appropriate cases, most sexting incidents are best handled less aggressively, experts agree.
Condo unit owners can’t withhold paymentBy Janan HannaJune 2014Lawpulse, Page 266Condo unit owners may not withhold assessments even if the condo association fails to make repairs and perform maintenance, a divided Illinois Supreme Court rules.
What next for eavesdropping law in Illinois?By Janan HannaMay 2014Lawpulse, Page 214The Illinois Supreme Court struck down the law that criminalized recording of conversations without all parties' consent. What will replace it, and when?
Divorce Corp misses the mark, lawyers sayBy Janan HannaApril 2014Lawpulse, Page 162An angry documentary misrepresents the family court system and the judges, lawyers, and others who work there, ISBA family law practitioners say.
A more user-friendly statutory POA for health careBy Janan HannaApril 2014Lawpulse, Page 162Proposed legislation would revise the HCPOA form to make it easier to understand and help principals better communicate their wishes about end-of-life treatment.
The last word on People v Elliott is ‘rescind’By Janan HannaMarch 2014Lawpulse, Page 114A man's conviction for driving on a suspended license stands even though the underlying suspension is rescinded, the Illinois Supreme Court rules, after thoroughly analyzing the meaning of "rescind."
The Ratings GameBy Janan HannaMarch 2014Article, Page 124Sites like Avvo that rate lawyers and encourage consumer reviews are evoking reaction positive and negative in the legal community – and posing interesting ethical challenges.
Revestment doctrine exists but rarely applies, high court rulesBy Janan HannaMarch 2014Lawpulse, Page 114The revestment doctrine lets a trial court be "revested" with jurisdiction even though the litigants failed to file post-trial motions. In People v. Bailey, the supreme court affirmed but strictly narrowed the doctrine.