Gun trusts grow more popular with firearms enthusiastsBy Matthew HectorSeptember 2015LawPulse, Page 12Gun trusts, a useful but controversial estate planning tool, can enable trust users to obtain federally restricted firearms without meeting some requirements imposed on individuals.
New York ban on nonlawyer ownership upheldBy Matthew HectorSeptember 2015LawPulse, Page 12A federal district judge issues a strongly worded rejection of Jacoby & Meyer's challenge to New York's rule banning nonattorney ownership of law firms.
A contest over Mr. Cub’s will?By Matthew HectorApril 2015LawPulse, Page 10Ernie Banks' family has said they'll challenge his will, which was executed before Illinois' tough new Presumptively Void Transfers Act took effect.
McCuskey comes full circleBy Matthew HectorApril 2015LawPulse, Page 10Judge Michael McCuskey made the rare journey from the state to the federal bench and back again - and he's happy to leave federal court behind.
Amazon, tax collectorBy Matthew HectorMarch 2015LawPulse, Page 14A new law requires Amazon and other online retailers without a physical presence in Illinois to collect sales tax, the way their brick-and-mortar counterparts do.
Bill would let ‘Dreamers’ be Illinois lawyersBy Matthew HectorMarch 2015LawPulse, Page 14Senate Bill 23 would allow noncitizens who meet the requirements of the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival to apply for admission to the bar.
Is the switch to six-person juries constitutional?By Matthew HectorMarch 2015LawPulse, Page 14The challenge of choosing a six-person panel may make you rethink your jury-selection strategy. But some lawyers are asking whether the change in jury size violates the Illinois Constitution.
The sting of IOLTA overdraft alertsBy Matthew HectorMarch 2015LawPulse, Page 14Since 2011, banks have been required to report IOLTA-account overdrafts to the Illinois ARDC. The resulting investigations often uncover bookkeeping mistakes that get lawyers into trouble.
7th Circuit case shakes up the creditor’s barBy Matthew HectorDecember 2014LawPulse, Page 566Contrary to longstanding practice, collection cases must now be filed in the Cook County municipal district court where the debtor lives or the contract was signed.