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Supreme Court Review 2001: Getting to Know the New Court By Nancy T. Arnold, Tim Eaton, and Michael T. Reagan May 2002 Article, Page 236 A look at the first year's output of the newly reconstituted supreme court.
Legislation prescribes insurance requirements for condominium associations; P.A.92-0518 April 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 176 In January, Gov. Ryan signed into law Senate Bill 1046 amending the Condominium Property Act by replacing certain provisions of the Act pertaining to insurance for condominium associations and risk pooling trust funds for condominium associations or common interest community associations. Under the new law.
Summary judgment precluded when question remained as to whether insurer breached good-faith duty to settle February 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 66 On November 21, 2001, the Illinois Supreme Court affirmed the appellate court's judgment that whether an auto liability insurer acted in bad faith by failing to settle a tort claim for the policy limits within the victim's unilaterally imposed deadline was a question that precluded summary judgment.
Primary Insurers’ Duty to Exercise Good Faith Toward Excess-Insurance Carriers By Beth Boggs and Daniel McLaughlin January 2002 Article, Page 18 A review of primary insurers' obligations to excess-insurance carriers in settlement negotiations.
Insurance policy’s automobile business exclusion violates public policy of Illinois December 2001 Illinois Law Update, Page 624 On September 20, 2001, the Illinois Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the appellate court, holding that the automobile business exclusion clause of an insurance policy was void as against public policy.
General Contractors and Subcontractors’ Insurers: The Additional-Insured Provision By John H. Mathias, Jr. and Timothy W. Burns October 2001 Article, Page 526 When can a general contractor rely on its subcontractor's insurance instead of its own? This article examines recent case law.
Correspondence from Our Readers September 2001 Column, Page 446 In defense of the common fund doctrine.
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie C. McGrath September 2001 Column, Page 450 Two years and time's up for legal malpractice; nightshift-assignment doesn't constitute sex discrimination; and more.
Medicare supplement insurance September 2001 Illinois Law Update, Page 454 On June 18, 2001, the Illinois Department of Insurance (department) adopted amendments to section 2008 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 50 Ill Adm Code 2008.
Correspondence from Our Readers August 2001 Column, Page 390 Are we "title agents practicing law"?
Correspondence from Our Readers July 2001 Column, Page 334 Infertility treatments and self-insured employers.
A Review of Recent Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Cases By Joseph P. Shannon and Jennifer O’Reilly Shelly June 2001 Article, Page 290 A survey of recent appellate cases reveals trends in UM/UIM law.
An Insurer’s Rights in Illinois Under the Common Fund Doctrine By Beth C. Boggs May 2001 Article, Page 242 A review of the law and advice to help insurers avoid paying unjustified attorney fees.
Must Illinois Employers Cover Infertility Treatments Under the ADA? By R. Kirk Williams May 2001 Article, Page 263 The answer: for employees in Illinois, yes; for employees in other states, probably not.
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie C. McGrath March 2001 Column, Page 112 Real Property Disclosure Act; legal department summon(s)ed in error; questions of law now collaterally estoppable; and more.
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie C. McGrath February 2001 Column, Page 56 When does may mean must? When it comes to appealing interlocutory orders
Benefits extended to non-union employees January 2001 Illinois Law Update, Page 14 On October 27, 2000, the Illinois Department of Central Management Services adopted new amendments to section 303 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 80 Ill Adm Code 303.
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie C. McGrath January 2001 Column, Page 10 Standard of review for fee suits; U.S. Supremes just say no to drug-sniffing dogs at checkpoints; employee claims rejected by 7CA; and more.
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie C. McGrath December 2000 Column, Page 686 Extra protection against self-incrimination; grandparents get their (bad) day in court; and more.
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie C. McGrath November 2000 Column, Page 620 A lower burden of proof for consumer fraud? Arbitration-award rejection—can secretaries sign after all? and more.
Legislation gives courts resources to keep track of multiple offenders of traffic laws; P.A. 91-716 November 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 624 Under newly enacted amendments to the Illinois Vehicle Code, courts will have the resources to crack down on motorists who repeatedly violate traffic laws and take advantage of court supervision.
New requirement for issuance of licenses November 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 624 On August 10, 2000, the Illinois Secretary of State adopted an emergency amendment to section 1030 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 92 Ill Adm Code 1030.
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie C. McGrath October 2000 Column, Page 560 The illusion of insurance exclusion; lease lacking, landlord loses; OSHA makes house calls; and more.
Fender Benders Pose Malpractice Risks, Too By Anne E. Thar August 2000 Column, Page 479 Plaintiffs' lawyers take note -- many of those "routine" cases come with not-so-ordinary malpractice pitfalls.
Mortgage guaranty insurance August 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 438 On May 30, 2000, the Illinois Department of Insurance adopted emergency amendments to section 202 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 50 Ill Adm Code 202.
Balancing the Tripartite Relationship between Defendant, Defense Counsel, and Insurer By David H. Anderson July 2000 Article, Page 384 A review of issues important both to defense lawyers and counsel for the insured.
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie C. McGrath July 2000 Column, Page 378 Grandparents lose at High Court—but how much? HMOs lose in one high court, win in another; and more.
Correspondence from Our Readers May 2000 Column, Page 246 Flood-of-PD-lawsuits prediction all wet?
Internet Torts and Cyberspace Insurance: New Issues for the E-conomy By Adam H. Fleischer May 2000 Article, Page 268 A review of new Internet-based theories of liability and the insurance-coverage issues raised by them.
Managed Care Reform and Patient Rights Act May 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 252 On February 10, 2000, the Illinois Department of Insurance adopted 15 new subsections to the Illinois Administrative Code. 50 Ill Adm Code 5240.