Making UIM arbitration awards binding in more casesBy Helen W. GunnarssonNovember 2003Lawpulse, Page 544Effective January 1, an ISBA-backed bill more than doubles the statutory limits on binding arbitration awards in UIM cases, reducing the incentive for insurers to reject them.
Mediation procedures for telephone customers implementedMarch 2003Illinois Law Update, Page 116On January 1, 2003, the Illinois Commerce Commission (commission) adopted new rules relating to the administration and implementation of its mediation program for solving the disputes of telephone customers in title 83 of the Illinois Administrative Code.
New 7CA limits on arbitration agreementsBy Helen W. GunnarssonJune 2002Lawpulse, Page 282Employer-employee arbitration agreements that require each party to pay its own attorney fees in civil rights and sexual harassment cases are unenforceable, the seventh circuit rules.
Making mediation workBy Helen W. GunnarssonMarch 2002Lawpulse, Page 114Experienced lawyer-mediators offer tips for getting the most out of this increasingly popular alternative to litigation.
The Lawyer's JournalBy Bonnie C. McGrathSeptember 2001Column, Page 450Two years and time's up for legal malpractice; nightshift-assignment doesn't constitute sex discrimination; and more.
The Lawyer's JournalBy Bonnie C. McGrathJune 2001Column, Page 282Knock-off alert for real estate contract; new Supreme Court Rule 99; time is money, and thus compensable; and more.
The Lawyer's JournalBy Bonnie C. McGrathMay 2001Column, Page 226Arbitration clauses in employment contracts are enforceable; visit the Illinois Supreme Court Web site; and more.
The Lawyer's JournalBy Bonnie C. McGrathApril 2001Column, Page 166Police can keep suspects out of their own homes; adoption by one spouse only; arbitration clauses and fee agreements; and more.
The Lawyer's JournalBy Bonnie C. McGrathNovember 2000Column, Page 620A lower burden of proof for consumer fraud? Arbitration-award rejection—can secretaries sign after all? and more.