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Suspensions for toll violations or evasions September 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 500 On June 2, 2000, the Illinois Secretary of State adopted an emergency amendment, which added a new section, to section 1040 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 92 Ill Adm Code 1040.
Talking—and Listening—to Your Employees By Paul Sullivan March 2000 Column, Page 171 Taking the time to communicate with workers will pay dividends.
Tattoos for public servicework?; P.A. 91-98 April 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 196 Under two new laws that amend the Juvenile Court Act of 1987, some juveniles may soon be trading in their tattoos for additional community service hours.
Taxes levied under the Tort Immunity Act cannot be used to fund school district’s attempt to remedy desegregation December 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 690 On October 26, 2000, the Supreme Court of Illinois affirmed the judgment of the appellate court which held that article IX of the Local Governmental and Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act (Tort Immunity Act) (745 ILCS 10/9-101, et seq.) did not authorize the use of real estate taxes to fund equitable remedies ordered by the court.
Technology Training: Why It’s a Must By Todd H. Flaming December 2000 Column, Page 723 You'll waste your investment in hardware and software if you don't invest some time and effort in training people how to use it.
Ten Tips for the Newly Admitted By Anne E. Thar February 2000 Column, Page 105 Sage advice for the freshly minted.
There must be common liability between the parties in a contribution claim July 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 380 On May 18, 2000, the Illinois Supreme Court reversed the appellate court's decision by dismissing a fourth-party complaint for contribution that was based solely on contractual liability when the fourth-party defendants were not parties to the contract in dispute.
To comply with the cancellation notice requirements of section 143.14(a) of the Insurance Code, an insurer needs to show proof mailing on a U.S. Post Office form or other commercial mail delivery service for the cancellation letter to be effective February 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 68 On December 7, 1999, the Appellate Court of Illinois for the First District reversed the trial court’s grant of summary judgment to Valor Insurance Company.
Trial court did not abuse its discretion in allowing deposition testimony of plaintiff’s doctor taken 25 months prior to trial regarding plaintiff’s prognosis November 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 624 On September 21, 2000, the Supreme Court of Illinois affirmed the appellate court's decision that it was not error for the trial court to have admitted deposition testimony regarding the plaintiff's prognosis when the testimony was given 25 months prior to trial.
Trial court did not improperly dismiss potential juror in death penalty case August 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 438 On June 15, 2000, the Illinois Supreme Court affirmed first degree murder, attempted murder, and armed robbery convictions against Paris D. Sims, as well as a death sentence ordered by the circuit court of St. Clair County.
Trial court did not violate defendant’s constitutional rights by commencing trial in her absence January 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 16 On November 18, 1999, the Illinois Supreme Court affirmed the appellate court’s finding that the trial court did not violate a defendant’s constitutional rights by starting her trial in her absence.
Unanswered Questions After Kumho Tire By Joseph F. Madonia and Ian J. McPheron March 2000 Article, Page 139 Another view of Kumho Tire and the new uncertainty about admitting experts.
The Undercapitalized Corporation and Illinois Corporate Veil-Piercing Law By Mark W. Page July 2000 Article, Page 398 The author argues that Illinois courts have not developed a coherent theory of undercapitalization as a justification for veil piercing.
Uniform Penalty and Interest Act amended to create new penalty structure; P.A. 91-803 November 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 624 Illinois taxpayers will pay less in penalties and interest as a result of amendments to the Uniform Penalty and Interest Act.
A university has presumably complied with portions of Title IX if it can show a substantial proportionality between the gender group’s enrollment at the university and the gender group’s participation in athletics February 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 68 On December 7, 1999, the Appellate Court of Illinois for the First District reversed the trial court’s grant of summary judgment to Valor Insurance Company.
UPL and Property Tax Assessment Appeals in Illinois By Thomas J. McNulty December 2000 Article, Page 710 Make no mistake about it—representing taxpayers before Illinois assessment officials constitutes the practice of law, this author says.
UPL Task Force Moves Ahead By Herb Franks October 2000 Column, Page 556 I began my year as president of the Illinois State Bar Association by saying I would start no new programs.
Use of undercover investigators may constitute claim for invasion of privacy April 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 196 On January 13, 2000, the First Division of the Appellate Court of Illinois, reversed in part the circuit court of Cook County's judgment in favor of Kmart Corporation.
Using PowerPoint to Power Your Argument By Todd H. Flaming June 2000 Column, Page 357 PowerPoint is a powerful, easy-to-use program that can spice up your presentation. And it's probably already on your computer.
Using the Probate Act to Recover Assets Stolen from Persons with Disabilities By Charles P. Golbert September 2000 Article, Page 510 How to use Article XVI of the Illinois Probate Act to discover and recover ill-gotten assets.
Variety the spice of this month’s Journal By Stephen C. Buser May 2000 Column, Page 247 Variety the spice of this month's Journal
Welfare-to-Work Block Grant Program, Employment Law, Public Aid April 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 196 On January 21, 2000, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs adopted new rules to section 2665 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 56 Ill Adm Code 2665.
When a client filed a malpractice counterclaim against his former lawyer, the client did not waive its attorney-client privilege with respect to relevant documents in the possession of the client’s new attorney March 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 128 In 1986, the defendants, Van Straaten Gallery, Inc., hired the plaintiff to draft contracts that would limit the liability that the defendants owed to consignment artists at their gallery.
When a plaintiff suffers sexual abuse as a child and does not repress those memories of abuse, the statute of limitations for the plaintiff’s claim commences two years after the plaintiff reaches the age of majority March 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 128 The plaintiff filed suit on January 10, 1996, alleging that the defendant sexually molested her on numerous occasions when she was a child.
When determining the fitness of a parent, the court can only consider evidence of actions occurring within 12 months from the date in which the court finds the abused, or a dependent May 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 252 On March 23, 2000, the Illinois Supreme Court affirmed the appellate court's finding that D.L.'s mother was unfit pursuant to section 2-29 of the Juvenile Court Act of 1987 (705 ILCS 405/2-29).
Why Brief Writing is Like Ice Hockey By Lisa J. Freedman August 2000 Column, Page 477 Find out what the best appellate lawyers and the Great Gretzky have in common.
Winning topic for Lincoln-Award winner By Stephen C. Buser February 2000 Column, Page 58 Winning topic for Lincoln-Award winner
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle-Injury Litigation By Thomas M. Harris July 2000 Article, Page 409 Don't treat your motorcycle-injury suit like just another automobile case.