Provena loses its charitable property tax exemptionBy Helen W. GunnarssonMay 2010LawPulse, Page 230A hospital that gives away less than one percent of its annual revenue in free patient care doesn't qualify for a charitable property tax exemption, the Illinois Supreme Court holds.
Jury trial tipsBy Helen W. GunnarssonApril 2010LawPulse, Page 174A veteran trial judge offers tips from the trenches for rookie litigators
Like it or not, you’re on the ‘NetBy Helen W. GunnarssonApril 2010LawPulse, Page 174Do you know what they're saying about you out there? Or what you said that you probably shouldn't have? Here's how to find out and what you can do about it.
No pension for RyanBy Helen W. GunnarssonApril 2010LawPulse, Page 174The supreme court reverses the appellate court and rules that George Ryan is not entitled to a pension for his years on the government payroll.
Supreme court rule changes bring more certainty to custody judgmentsBy Helen W. GunnarssonApril 2010LawPulse, Page 174Before, custody orders weren't final and appealable if other issues were pending. Now they are, and that's good for kids, an appellate justice says. But she warns that family lawyers must pay closer attention than ever to appellate rules and deadlines.
Collecting on a federal-court judgmentBy Helen W. GunnarssonFebruary 2010LawPulse, Page 66Here's a step-by-step guide to actually getting that money you won for your client in federal court. The key: effectively using the powerful citation to discover assets.
Bloggers - endorse with careBy Helen W. GunnarssonDecember 2009LawPulse, Page 598The FTC has issued new guidelines governing product endorsements by bloggers.
Illinois outlaws DWT (driving while texting)By Helen W. GunnarssonDecember 2009LawPulse, Page 598Effective January 1, drivers aren't allowed to "compose, send, or read an electronic message." Is PA 96-0130 overregulation or overdue?
Where there’s another will, there may be a wayBy Helen W. GunnarssonDecember 2009LawPulse, Page 598The failure to contest a will does not always bar an action for intentional interference with an expectancy of inheritance, the supreme court rules.
Okay, are you really ready for the Red Flags Rule?By Helen W. GunnarssonNovember 2009LawPulse, Page 546Implementation of the FTC's Red Flags rule, which requires lawyers to develop an identity theft prevention program, was postponed from August till November 1.