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Confidential supervisory information disclosure October 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 563 On July 28, 2000, the Illinois Office of Banks and Real Estate adopted new sections to section 325 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 38 Ill Adm Code 325.
Consumer protection law protects caller ID benefits; P.A. 91-182 May 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 252 Under a new Illinois law, consumers with caller identification service are now protected from telemarketer and automatic dialer schemes designed to impede the advantages of their service.
Correctional Industries Program January 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 16 On November 1, 1999, the Illinois Department of Corrections adopted new parts to section 117 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 20 Ill Adm Code 117.
Correspondence from Our Readers December 2000 Column, Page 678 Civility, please.
Correspondence from Our Readers October 2000 Column, Page 554 Laurels for a laureate
Correspondence from Our Readers September 2000 Column, Page 490 Nursing home overview a "brief from plaintiff's viewpoint"?
Correspondence from Our Readers July 2000 Column, Page 370 Escape Alden restrictions by crossing the border?  
Correspondence from Our Readers By Herb Franks July 2000 Column, Page 374 I am writing my first column as president of the Illinois State Bar Association. As I promised at the ISBA Annual Meeting, there are no new programs.
Correspondence from Our Readers June 2000 Column, Page 302 Wards as defendants in dissolution proceedings.
Correspondence from Our Readers May 2000 Column, Page 246 Flood-of-PD-lawsuits prediction all wet?
Correspondence from Our Readers April 2000 Column, Page 186 More on instructing jurors before opening statements
Correspondence from Our Readers March 2000 Column, Page 118 Avoiding SSA withholding
Correspondence from Our Readers January 2000 Column, Page 6 More on modifying employee handbooks.
County hospital and employees immune from liability for failure to diagnose breast cancer August 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 438 On June 15, 2000, the Illinois Supreme Court affirmed the lower court's grant of summary judgment to the defendants under the Local Government and Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act (the Act) (745 ILCS 10/1-101 et seq. (West 1992)).
Court upholds decedent’s testamentary gift to dental school, which a university closed several months prior to testator’s death, because plain language of will revealed testator’s intent to provide university with a gift. September 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 500 On July 13, 2000, the Third District of the Appellate Court of Illinois affirmed the trial court's grant of summary judgment to Northwestern University ("university").
Covenant not to compete was held void as against public policy because it lacked specific durational and geographic restrictions September 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 500 On July 20, 2000, the seventh circuit court of appeals affirmed the district court's decision to grant summary judgment to the defendant.
Creating a Document to Meet Your Client’s Needs By Maureen B. Collins January 2000 Column, Page 47 Drafting a seaworthy document requires more than pasting form provisions into place; you have to learn the facts and the law.
Criminal trespass to residence now felony in some circumstances; P.A. 91-895 November 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 624 As a result of a new Illinois law, the Illinois State Police established a pilot program aimed at testing technology designed to measure driver impairment caused by alcohol or other drug use.
Day Care Information Line September 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 500 On July 1, 2000, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (department) adopted amendments to section 378 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 378.
Day labor service registration August 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 438 On April 17, 2000, the Illinois Department of Labor adopted eight new sections to section 260 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 56 Ill Adm Code 260.
De minimus nature of defect in sidewalk is not sufficient reason to grant summary judgment when injury was reasonably foreseeable November 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 624 On September 1, 2000, the second district of the Appellate Court of Illinois reversed the trial court's grant of summary judgment to the defendant, Old Kent Bank, on Harris' claim of negligence for injuries she sustained after tripping and falling on the sidewalk upon exiting the bank.
The Death of Special Appearances By Keith H. Beyler January 2000 Article, Page 30 A new procedure for making a personal jurisdiction objection took effect this month. A drafter of the new law explains. Join the online Q & A at www.isba.org.
Defendant must face custodial interrogation to effectively invoke Miranda right to counsel November 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 624 On September 21, 2000, the Supreme Court of Illinois ruled that the trial court did not err in refusing to suppress a confession given by the defendant while in custody on a murder charge.
Defendant who permitted recreational public use of its lands owed no duty of care February 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 68 On December 2, 1999, the Illinois Supreme Court affirmed the appellate court’s holding that Universities Research Association, Inc., was not liable for injuries suffered by plaintiff Donald Fraser.
Despite gubernatorial veto, General Assembly permissively approves sales taxes for all nonhome rule municipalities; P.A. 91-649 March 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 128 Public Act 91-649 permissively approves sales taxes for all nonhome rule municipalities. Previously, a nonhome rule municipality needed at least 130,000 inhabitants to pursue a sales tax, which effectively precluded most proposals.
Dissemination of secret videotapes or photographs now a Class 4 felony P.A. 91-910 October 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 563 Knowingly videotaping or photographing persons in locker rooms, changing rooms, or hotel bedrooms will soon be a Class A misdemeanor under a new amendment to the Criminal Code.
Distinguishing Between Securities Accounts and Deposit Accounts Under the UCC By René Ghadimi December 2000 Article, Page 719 This article discusses the important and sometimes elusive distinction between the two accounts.
Drafting Contract Provisions for E-commerce Sites By Richard C. Balough January 2000 Article, Page 40 Tips for drafting contracts that govern the rights and obligations of e-commerce-site users.
Drafting Transaction Documents: The Pieces of the Puzzle By Maureen B. Collins February 2000 Column, Page 110 Assemble the standard provisions and create the picture of a well-done deal.
Drafting with Style By Maureen B. Collins March 2000 Column, Page 173 In the last two columns we looked at the drafting process and component parts of transaction documents.