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Illinois responds to recent school shootings with preventative and punitive legislation August 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 406 In response to high school shootings in Arkansas, Colorado, and other states, the General Assembly enacted several bills into law that attempt to deter and more harshly penalize school shooting offenders.
Illinois Statistics By James E. Duggan July 1999 Column, Page 387 Put the facts at your fingertips with these helpful references.
Illinois Supreme Court Civil ’98: Back to the Nuts and Bolts By Tim Eaton and Nancy J. Arnold May 1999 Article, Page 250 Sweeping constitutional questions took a backseat to more prosaic — but still important — matters.
The Impact of Rule 23 on Administrative Law; One Agency’s Perspective By James W. Chipman August 1999 Article, Page 428 Rule 23 has been applied too freely to limit published opinions in administrative law decisions, this author argues.
Implied warranty of habitability does not extend to a clubhouse July 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 351 On May 20, 1999, the Illinois Supreme Court held that the appellate court properly affirmed the circuit court's dismissal of the plaintiff's claim that the implied warranty of habitability extended to a clubhouse in a residential development.
Imposing Order on the Disorder of Experience By Cheryl Niro August 1999 Column, Page 400 As I sit at my computer today facing a blank screen and the knowledge that my President's Page is now past due, I am suddenly conscious of the public focus on our profession these recent days.
In malpractice action against local governmental entities, one-year limitation period of Tort Immunity Act applies December 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 636 On October 21, 1999, the Illinois Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the appellate court that the one-year limitation period in the Tort Immunity Act (745 ILCS 10/8-101 et seq (West 1996)).
In three instances, a parent and subsidiary corporation may be considered an “integrated enterprise” under federal April 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 190 On February 8, 1999, the Seventh Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals affirmed the holding of the United States District Court and held that a parent corporation can only be integrated with a subsidiary for purposes of determining whether the employer had a requisite number of employees for coverage by three federal anti-discrimination statutes.
Increased Confidentiality in Child Abuse and Neglect Investigations March 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 130 On January 15, 1999 the Department of Children and Family Services adopted amendments and added a new subsection to section 431. 89 Ill Adm Code 431.
Informal requests for intervention to union stewards do not toll the six month statute of limitations under the Labor Management Relations Act July 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 351 On May 24, 1999, the Seventh Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals affirmed the district court's dismissal of the plaintiff's suit on the basis of a statute of limitations violation.
An injured person may file a product liability suit within two years after the date of injury, even if the repose period expired in the meantime. May 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 244 On March 18, 1999, the Illinois Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the appellate court holding that even though the 10-year repose period expired between the time that Davis.
Insurance Company Policyholder Decisions Cannot Depend Solely on Domestic Violence Injuries; PA 90-700 January 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 13 In determining policyholder ``rating, underwriting, or claims handling'' decisions, insurance companies cannot solely consider the fact of domestic violence injuries.
Internet Filing for Illinois Income Tax Returns May 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 244 On March 8, 1999, the Illinois Department of Revenue adopted several new subsections to section 106. 86 Ill Adm Code 106.
Internet Update: Cases and Illinois Statutes By James E. Duggan September 1999 Column, Page 501 More and more Illinois primary law is available on the Net. Here are some of the best sources.
Investigations of Alleged Abuse or Neglect and Deaths in State-Operated and Community Agency Facilities January 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 13 On October 19, 1998, the Department of Human Services adopted section 50 into its administrative rules. 59 Ill Adm Code 50.
Is Your Office Scam Resistant? By Paul Sullivan July 1999 Column, Page 383 Think no one would try to scam a lawyer? Think again.
ISBA Will Honor Members Admitted to Bar for 50 Years May 1999 Column, Page 249 Association records indicate that the following members, most of whom were admitted to the bar in 1949.
Judges, the Gift Ban Act, and the Constitution By Timothy L. Bertschy February 1999 Column, Page 68 One of the more celebrated accomplishments of the Illinois General Assembly in 1998 was passage of ethics legislation imposing limits on gifts and contributions to state office holders and candidates for those offices.
Jury Selection in Y2K Cases By Rodney R. Nordstrom October 1999 Column, Page 547 The Year 2000 litigation boom is coming soon; here are pointers for picking the right jury for your Y2K client.
Juvenile Justice Act Rewrite; PA 90-590 January 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 13 According to Senator Hawkinson, the re-write of the Juvenile Justice Reform Act incorporates mostly technical changes to meet the sponsors' intent to create a system that protects the community, holds juvenile delinquents accountable for their crimes, and lets juvenile offenders live responsibly and productively.
Land Application Authorization/Remediation Program September 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 460 On June 25, 1999, the Illinois Department of Agriculture adopted new sections to section 258 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 8 Ill Adm Code 258.
LAP Needs Our Assistance Now By Timothy L. Bertschy January 1999 Column, Page 8 The Lawyers Assistance Program ("LAP'') has helped hundreds of lawyers over the last two decades. LAP now needs our help.
Laptops for Everyone By Todd Flaming December 1999 Column, Page 673 Should you buy a laptop and how? Here's what to look for.
Law and Literature: Resources for Illinois Attorneys and Law Students By Mark Sanders February 1999 Column, Page 109 Great literature, like great lawyering, responds to and reflects the human condition.
Law Firm Marketing: Does Your Practice Mean Business? By Paul Sullivan March 1999 Column, Page 169 Attorneys are not above the laws of good marketing; ignore them at your peril.
The Law in Film: Images of the Literary Lawyer By Mark Sanders August 1999 Column, Page 441 If you don't have time to read as much as you'd like, consider viewing a movie based on a good book about the law.
Lawmakers Gamble on Cook County Casinos July 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 351 Near the end of the 1999 Spring legislative session, the Illinois Senate passed Senate bill 1017, which among other things substantially remodels the Illinois Riverboat Gambling Act, 230 ILCS 10/1 et seq.
The Lawyer As Public Citizen By Timothy L. Bertschy May 1999 Column, Page 236 Lawyers have a unique heritage as public citizens.
A Lawyer’s Guide to Eavesdropping in Illinois By Celia Guzaldo Gamrath July 1999 Article, Page 362 Your client comes to you, Linda-Tripp style, with a tape-recorded conversation: What do you do? Read and find out.
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie McGrath December 1999 Column, Page 632 One new rule clarifies notice-of-appeal filings in criminal cases...