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1999 Illinois Supreme Court Criminal Review: Breathing Life into the Single-Subject Clause By James H. Reddy April 2000 Article, Page 218 The court decided fewer death-penalty cases than in the past and breathed life into the single-subject clause.
91st General Assembly provides tax relief To Illinoisians July 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 380 During one of the shortest sessions in recent history, the General Assembly answered Gov. George H. Ryan's call for tax cuts during a year in which most legislators find themselves on the election ballot in November.
ADA claim must establish that condition is regarded as a disability April 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 196 On February 8, 2000, the seventh circuit court of appeals affirmed the decision of the district court for the Northern District of Illinois to grant summary judgment to the defendants as to plaintiff Krocka's claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA").
Allerton House Conference 2000: MDPs and the Legal Profession By Elizabeth Ellis November 2000 Article, Page 628 A review of MDP through a report of this year's Allerton House Conference proceedings.
Another Look at the Future By Cheryl Niro April 2000 Column, Page 190 Imagine sitting in a room filled with lawyers from across the nation and hearing that 99 percent of white-collar jobs that we know today will be gone or unrecognizable within the next 10 years.
Appeal of child abuse and neglect investigation September 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 500 On June 1, 2000, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (department) adopted new sections and amendments to section 336 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 336.
Appeals from Plea Agreements: New Rules Clarify the Law By James G. Fahey November 2000 Article, Page 642 Effective November 1, the Illinois Supreme Court amended Rules 604 and 605 to clear up the confused law of plea-agreement appeals. Read all about it.
Appellate Review in Domestic Relations Cases: The Elusive Final and Appealable Order By Gunnar J. Gitlin and Chris S. Haaff August 2000 Article, Page 444 A review of the cases that have diminished appellate courts' power to review domestic relations cases.
Attorneys can receive reimbursement for their fees either under the provisions of the Workers’ Compensation Act or based on a private arrangement with the client July 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 380 On May 18, 2000, the Illinois Supreme Court reversed the appellate court and held that section 5(b) of the Workers' Compensation Act permitted an attorney to recover his attorney fees only as delineated in the Act and not in conjunction with a private fee arrangement.
Background checks for licensed exempt child care providers July 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 380 On April 5, 2000, the Illinois Department of Human Services adopted emergency amendments to section 50 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 50.
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.
A Beginner’s Guide to Information Security and The Legal Profession By Frank P. Andreano October 2000 Article, Page 592 The basics of protecting e-mail and electronic information from interception.
“Best Efforts” Promises Under Illinois Law By James M. Van Vliet, Jr. December 2000 Article, Page 698 Under Illinois law, "best efforts" promises apparently are not binding when the parties have failed to specify a level of performance. The author discusses the implications.
Bluebook Blues: Changes in the Seventeenth Edition By Maureen B. Collins November 2000 Column, Page 663 Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, the new edition of the Bluebook is waiting to taunt you with its incomprehensible minutiae.
Bringing an ERISA Claim: A Step-by-Step Guide By Mark D. DeBofsky January 2000 Article, Page 20 A practice-oriented review of one of the most important, but least understood, federal laws.
Brownfields Redevelopment in Illinois By Christine A. Picker and Kevin Jack September 2000 Article, Page 526 The authors review the current climate for redeveloping environmentally contaminated property in Illinois.
Brownfields Redevelopment Loan Program November 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 624 On August 8, 2000, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (agency) adopted new sections to section 886 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 35 Ill Adm Code 886.
CANTS check for child-care providers November 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 624 On September 1, 2000, the Illinois Department of Human Services (department) adopted new amendments to section 50 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 50.
Capital Crimes Litigation Trust Fund March 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 128 On December 23, 1999, the Office of the Illinois State Treasurer adopted emergency rules to section 725 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 74 Ill Adm Code 725.
The Case for Making Pre-Impact Fear Compensable in Survival Actions By Jeffrey J. Kroll August 2000 Article, Page 462 The author argues that Illinois should follow other states and make pre-impact fear compensable.
The Cautious Interplay Between Trademarks and Internet Domain Name By Aaron W. Brooks February 2000 Article, Page 74 Find out what to do when your client’s trademark has been registered as someone else’s domain name.
Cell Phones and the Next Big Thing By Todd H. Flaming February 2000 Column, Page 107 Cell phones are about to take a quantum leap in power and functionality — maybe you’d best sit tight until they do.
Certain sex offenders prohibited from living near schools; P.A. 91-911 October 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 563 Although no sex offender will be forced to move from his or her home, certain offenders will no longer be allowed to reside near certain protected areas under a new Illinois law signed by Gov. George H. Ryan.
Chief Justice Moses W. Harrison January 2000 Column, Page 7 Illinois Supreme Court Justice Moses W. Harrison II of Caseyville in the fifth appellate district began a three-year term as chief justice on Jan. 1.
Circuit Breaker Program for elderly expanded; P.A. 91-699 July 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 380 Public Act 91-699, which will take effect next year, expands the state's Circuit Breaker Program by increasing the minimum level of income for eligibility and expanding coverage for drugs used to treat certain diseases.
A Civil Action By Maureen B. Collins October 2000 Column, Page 601 It may not be in your client's best interest to approach your relationship with opposing counsel as if it were war.
Civil Penalties Under the Illinois Environmental Protection Act By Patrick D. Shaw June 2000 Article, Page 344 A survey of the law governing whether and what penalties are appropriate under the IEPA.
College Savings Pool July 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 380 On March 24, 2000, the Illinois Treasurer's Office adopted emergency rules to section 2500 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 23 Ill Adm Code 2500.
Commercial driver training schools September 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 500 On June 2, 2000, the Illinois Secretary of State adopted emergency amendments to section 1060 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 92 Ill Adm Code 1060.
Comparative Fault, Contribution, and Joint and Several Liability: An Agrument Against Reconciliation By William R. Tapella, II December 2000 Article, Page 694 The courts and legislature should avoid pleas for false symmetry among the three, this author argues.