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Secured Transactions Under Illinois’ New UCC Article 9 By Catherine A. Nestrick and Andrew C. Ozete July 2001 Article, Page 346 Read about the changes to article 9 that took effect July 1, 2001.
The Seventh Circuit Clarifies Employers’ Duties Under the ADA By Gregory H. Andrews June 2001 Article, Page 313 Find out how recent opinions have refined and redefined the ADA.
Showing the flag By Helen W. Gunnarsson November 2001 Lawpulse, Page 564 There's a right way and a wrong way under the U.S. Code to display the red, white and blue.
Simplifying Illinois Readoptions of Foreign-Born Children By Chris S. Haaff September 2001 Article, Page 464 The author recommends ways to streamline the system.
Since monetary damages provide plaintiff with an adequate remedy at law, an injunction amounts to an impermissible prejudgment attachment August 2001 Illinois Law Update, Page 398 On June 21, 2001, the Appellate Court of Illinois, Second District, reversed the lower court's order granting a preliminary injunction in favor of the plaintiff, William M. Franz.
Soldiers, Sailors and the Law: A Civilian Lawyer’s Guide By Lt. Colin A. Kisor and Lt. John Fojut June 2001 Article, Page 302 Representing a soldier? Suing one? Read this practical guide to the Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act.
“Sparklers” may soon be banned on public property; S.B. 523 June 2001 Illinois Law Update, Page 286 Municipalities may soon have the authority to pass ordinances prohibiting the use or sale of certain fireworks on public property.
Special Appearance Revisited: Preserving a Jurisdictional Challenge Without an Evidentiary Hearing By Edward S. Margolis June 2001 Article, Page 317 Section 2-301 of the Code of Civil Procedure may just be the answer.
Sports and the ADA After PGA Tour v Martin By Kelly Collier Cleland September 2001 Article, Page 480 The U.S. Supreme Court struck the right balance in golfer Casey Martin's case, this author opines.
Stamped facsimile of attorney’s signature sufficient to satisfy requirements of notice provision of the Code of Civil Procedure July 2001 Illinois Law Update, Page 342 On May 10, 2001, the Appellate Court of Illinois, Second District, reversed the circuit court's dismissal of the plaintiff's complaint.
State reimbursement to counties for portion of public defender salaries; H.B. 549 June 2001 Illinois Law Update, Page 286 Currently, state funding for indigent defense of criminal charges is available only in capital cases.
Students can opt-out of classroom dissections under new law; P.A. 91-771 February 2001 Illinois Law Update, Page 60 Students who do not want to take part in classroom dissections no longer have to under the newly created Dissection Alternatives Act.
Students with asthma now allowed to self-administer medication at school P.A. 92-402 December 2001 Illinois Law Update, Page 624 Recent legislation gives students with asthma the ability to prevent or control asthma attacks at school.
Supporting Organizations: The Less Expensive Alternative to Private Foundations By Fredrick B. Weber March 2001 Article, Page 128 Find out how IRC section 509(a)(3) supporting organizations can be an attractive alternative to traditional foundations.
Supreme Court Rule 213 imposes a mandatory duty on parties to disclose trial witnesses and the subject of their testimony upon written interrogatory October 2001 Illinois Law Update, Page 516 On August 20, 2001, the Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, reversed the trial court and granted the plaintiff insurance company a new trial, holding that the defendant had violated the disclosure requirements of Supreme Court Rule 213. 177 Ill 2d R 213.
Tailgates on certain vehicles must be in good repair - P.A. 91-858 January 2001 Illinois Law Update, Page 14 A law requiring motorists on Illinois highways to use tarpaulins or covers in some instances will now require many of those same vehicles to have effective tailgates.
Taking an Equity Interest in a Client; Is it Worth the Risk? By Anne E. Thar February 2001 Column, Page 101 Should you take your fee in the form of stock options in a client company? Before you say "yes," read on.
TANF benefit limit exemption November 2001 Illinois Law Update, Page 568 On September 1, 2001, the Illinois Department of Human Services (department) adopted an emergency amendment to section 112 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 112.
Technology in a Cost-Conscious Era By Todd Flaming April 2001 Column, Page 205 What if, instead of buying a lot of separate programs, you put all of your data on one computer and use a standard Web browser like Internet Explorer to input, search, and display the results?
Ten Tips for Responding to an ARDC Inquiry By Karen J. Dilibert April 2001 Column, Page 213 Being the subject of an ARDC grievance is a lawyer's nightmare. Here's what to do; and what not to; if it happens to you.
Thank You, Senior Counselors By Tim Eaton September 2001 Column, Page 448 On July 12th, the ISBA honored its 50-year members as senior counselors during a luncheon at The Standard Club.
Tired of the Paper Chase? Here’s a Better Binder By Todd Flaming August 2001 Column, Page 431 Until the paperless office arrives, consider this approach to storing and organizing hard-copy documents.
Tort of retaliatory discharge does not extend to demotion March 2001 Illinois Law Update, Page 116 On December 29, 2000, the First District of the Appellate Court of Illinois held that the plaintiff employee's alleged demotion did not constitute "discharge" as required of a retaliatory discharge claim, and that Illinois does not recognize a cause of action for retaliatory demotion.
Treasure Hunting at State Agency Web Sites By Adria P. Olmi July 2001 Column, Page 379 Don't overlook Illinois state agency Web sites, an increasingly rich source of free information. Here are some of the best agency resources for lawyers.
Trial court has the authority under the Juvenile Court Act to order state’s attorney to prosecute a petition to terminate parental rights September 2001 Illinois Law Update, Page 454 On June 21, 2001, the Illinois Supreme Court affirmed the lower court's holding that the trial court had the authority under the Juvenile Court Act to order the state's attorney to prosecute a petition to terminate parental rights, after establishing permanency goal.
A Trial Lawyer’s Introduction to SUV Rollover Claims By Martin J. Healy, Jr. December 2001 Article, Page 646 An overview of rollover litigation from a plaintiff's perspective.
Troxel and Lulay — Two High Courts Speak on Grandparent Visitation Rights By David N. Schaffer February 2001 Article, Page 74 An analysis of two important new cases that limit the power of legislatures to grant grandparent visitation.
Truants’ Alternative and Optional Education Programs April 2001 Illinois Law Update, Page 170 On January 25, 2001, the Illinois State Board of Education (board) adopted amendments and added a new section to section 205 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 23 Ill Adm Code 205.
Understanding Illinois Noncompetition Agreements and Restrictive Covenants By Gene A. Petersen September 2001 Article, Page 472 Tips on how to draft enforceable restrictive covenants.
Understanding the Illinois Child’s Representative Statute By Carl W. Gilmore September 2001 Article, Page 458 Find out which of the three options authorized by statute;GAL, child's representative, or attorney for the child;is best for your case.