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125 Years of Making a Difference By Tim Eaton March 2002 Column, Page 112 Eighty-eight lawyers from 37 counties met in the Sangamon County Courthouse in Springfield on January 4, 1877, to formalize the beginning of the Illinois State Bar Association.
2002 Spring Session Roundup By Jim Covington August 2002 Column, Page 398 A revamped Uniform Partnership Act and new sex-abuse reporting requirements by clergy are among the many bills awaiting Gov. Ryan's signature at press time.
The ABCs of the ADA By Helen W. Gunnarsson May 2002 Lawpulse, Page 226 Every lawyer should know something about this far-reaching statute.
Adjudicated parent seeking to declare nonexistence of relationship between him and child must first obtain DNA test results disproving paternity March 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 120 On November 21, 2001, the Illinois Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the appellate court ruling that obtaining DNA test results disproving paternity is a condition precedent to the filing of an action to declare the nonexistence of a parent and child relationship.
Adoption assistance services March 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 120 On December 15, 2001, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (department) adopted amendments to section 302 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 302.
Affidavits of expert witnesses must comply with the plain language of Illinois Supreme Court Rule 191(a) September 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 454 On June 20, 2002, the Illinois Supreme Court reversed the appellate court and upheld the trial court's decision to reject the affidavit of the plaintiff's medical expert.
Affordable Housing Tax Credit Program implemented July 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 344 On April 15, 2002, the Illinois Housing Development Authority (authority) implemented new rules involving the administration of the affordable housing tax credit program in section 355 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 47 Ill Adm Code 355.
After being involuntarily dissolved, reincorporation of a homeowners association is not a mere formality and must conform to the requirements of the Illinois General Not For Profit Corporation Act of 1986 July 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 344 Residential homeowners filed two declaratory judgment actions against the York Woods Community Association alleging that the association was not the legitimate successor of the prior homeowners association, which was involuntarily dissolved by the secretary of state.
All in the Family By Helen W. Gunnarsson February 2002 Lawpulse, Page 62 Perhaps your family-owned-business clients can take advantage of this special estate-tax exclusion.
Amendments to Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act requiring pre-filing notification to car dealers are unconstitutional September 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 454 On June 28, 2002, the Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, held that the 1993 and 1996 amendments to the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act, 815 ILCS 505/1 (1996).
Amendments to hospital reimbursement plan implemented August 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 402 On May 28, 2002, the Illinois Department of Public Aid (department) amended rules relating to reimbursement for medical programs and hospital services in section 89 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 148.
…and to secretary of state’s office By Helen W. Gunnarsson June 2002 Lawpulse, Page 282 You can now file articles of incorporation by fax, with more soon to come.
Appeal Bonds and Illinois Supreme Court Rule 305 By Carolyn Quinn April 2002 Article, Page 199 Will you need an appeal bond to stay execution of judgment and protect your client's property? This article discusses the process.
Appellate court lacks jurisdiction where struck counts and dismissed claims not separate and distinct from remaining claims; income partners not “partners” for purposes of liability for malpractice claims December 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 634 On September 9, 2002, the Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, affirmed in part and reversed in part the orders of the circuit court of Cook County striking the plaintiff's breach of contract counts, dismissing part of the claim for damages.
Appellate Judges and Lawyers: Building the Edifice of Law By Tim Eaton April 2002 Column, Page 166 When we were in law school we learned the basic principles of constitutional, criminal, contract, and tort law by studying opinions written in our state and federal reviewing courts.
The Appellate Timetable: A Procedural Checklist for General Practitioners By Michael F. Dahlen April 2002 Article, Page 188 A review and checklist of the deadlines lawyers must meet when they file appeals.
Are Plant-Shutdown Pension Benefits Protected? By Michael F. Tomasek January 2002 Article, Page 43 Federal courts are split on the issue.
Arguments That Work: Rhetorical Strategies for Argumentation By Maureen B. Collins November 2002 Column, Page 611 After evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of your facts and evidence, use one of the rhetorical strategies described here to argue your case.
Assistance appeal hearings February 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 66 On October 30, 2001, the Illinois Department of Human Services (department) adopted amendments to section 14 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 14.
Availability of access to records of psychological treatment further narrowed May 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 232 On February 22, 2002, the Illinois Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the appellate court in ruling that when a patient and his wife brought a malpractice action against a hospital and doctors, they did not place the patient's mental health at issue.
Avoiding settlement surprises By Helen W. Gunnarsson January 2002 Lawpulse, Page 10 What do you do to keep a settlement from unraveling? And what do you do when it unravels despite your best efforts? Seasoned negotiators offer advice.
Back to the Future By Loren Golden September 2002 Column, Page 446 One of my goals during my year as president is to determine whether the ISBA can present a meaningful, competitive health insurance program for our members.
Back to the Future By Loren Golden July 2002 Column, Page 336 It is with not a little trepidation, humility, and excitement that I embark upon my year as president of the Illinois State Bar Association.
Bar associations, U.S. reps seek exemptions for lawyers from Gramm-Leach-Bliley By Helen W. Gunnarsson December 2002 Lawpulse, Page 628 The New York State and American Bar Associations have filed lawsuits seeking declaratory judgments that the FTC's application of GLBA's privacy provisions to practicing attorneys is unlawful, and members of Congress have introduced legislation that would exempt lawyers from the Act.
Behavior treatment in residential child care facilities June 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 288 On March 15, 2002, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (department) adopted amendments to section 384 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 384.
Beneficiary’s malpractice action against deceased mother’s attorney for harm not suffered until after death of mother allowed when brought within two years of mother’s death April 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 176 On January 25, 2002, the Illinois Supreme Court affirmed the appellate court ruling that an exception to the statute of repose for attorney malpractice, 735 ILCS 5/13-214.3(d).
Bill requiring DNA samples awaits Ryan’s signature By Helen W. Gunnarsson July 2002 Lawpulse, Page 338 Prosecutors and criminal defense attorneys alike praise the legislation, which requires everyone convicted of a felony to provide DNA for a statewide database.
Bill would require clergy to report abuse By Helen W. Gunnarsson August 2002 Lawpulse, Page 392 HB 5002 would add clergy to the list of required reporters under the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act.
Boyd laid down the law on spoliation By Helen W. Gunnarsson July 2002 Lawpulse, Page 338 Want to learn the law governing destruction of evidence in Illinois? Start with this 1995 Illinois Supreme Court decision.
Build an Online Law Library for Free (Mostly) By Todd H. Flaming April 2002 Column, Page 211 The print law library is dead. Long live the Internet law library.