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Legislation makes people with four or more DUI convictions ineligible for probation P.A. 92-183 February 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 66 In July, new legislation amended the Unified Code of Corrections making drivers who are convicted of a fourth or subsequent DUI offense ineligible for probation.
Legislation mandates DNA testing for felons P.A. 92-0829 November 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 584 On August 22, 2002, Gov. Ryan also signed into law a bill requiring convicted felons to submit DNA samples to state police.
Legislation permits doctors to form limited liability companies P.A. 92-144 January 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 14 In July, Gov. Ryan signed into law Senate Bill 133, which amends the Limited Liability Company Act.
Legislation permits service of process for eviction to be made upon unknown occupant P.A. 92-0823 November 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 584 On August 21, 2002, Gov. George H. Ryan signed into law Senate Bill 1934, amending the Code of Civil Procedure in order to permit service of process for eviction to be made upon an unknown occupant of a premises.
Legislation permits sexual assault nurse examiners to perform examinations of sexual assault victims P.A. 92-514 March 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 120 Legislation signed by Gov. Ryan in January amends the Sexual Assault Survivors Emergency Treatment Act to authorize sexual assault nurse examiners to perform examinations of sexual assault victims using a State Police Evidence Collection Kit (SPECK).
Legislation prescribes insurance requirements for condominium associations; P.A.92-0518 April 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 176 In January, Gov. Ryan signed into law Senate Bill 1046 amending the Condominium Property Act by replacing certain provisions of the Act pertaining to insurance for condominium associations and risk pooling trust funds for condominium associations or common interest community associations. Under the new law.
Legislation prohibits alcohol on public school property P.A. 92-0507 April 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 176 Legislation recently signed into law by Gov. Ryan amends the Liquor Control Act of 1934 by providing that any person in possession of alcoholic liquor on public school district property during school days or at events on public school district property when children are present is guilty of a petty offense.
Legislation prohibits child sex offenders from knowingly residing within 500 feet of victim’s residence P. A. 92-0828 December 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 634 On August 22, 2002, Gov. George H. Ryan signed into law House Bill 5874, which amends the Criminal Code of 1961 by providing that a child sex offender may not knowingly reside within 500 feet of the victim of the offense.
Legislation provides for funding of public defender salaries P.A. 92-508 March 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 120 Legislation recently signed into law by Gov. George H. Ryan amends the Counties Code by requiring the state of Illinois to pay 66 2/3 percent of a public defender's annual salary in every county within the state.
Legislation provides penalties for employers failing to comply with self-insurance requirements of the Workers’ Compensation Act P.A. 92-324 February 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 66 Legislation signed into law in August by Gov. Ryan amends the Workers' Compensation Act by providing that a minimum civil penalty of $10,000 will be assessed against any employer, service or adjustment company, or insurance carrier that fails to comply with the self-insurance provisions of the Workers' Compensation Act.
Legislation reenacts portion of invalidated criminal law P.A. 92-502 March 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 120 Gov. Ryan recently signed legislation reinstating the criminal law provisions of a law struck down by the Illinois Supreme Court in September of 2001.
Legislation requires direct notice to employees if an employer fails to make payments for an employer provided health insurance plan P.A. 92-0126 June 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 288 Gov. Ryan signed into law Senate Bill 1019 on July 20, 2001, which amended the Employee Benefit Contribution Act.
Legislation restricts insurance companies from denying insurance solely on the basis of the applicant’s credit reports; P.A. 92-0480 May 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 232 In August of last year, Gov. Ryan signed into law House Bill 2419, which amends the Illinois Insurance Code by providing that insurance companies authorized to do business in Illinois are prohibited from refusing to issue or renew certain policies of automobile insurance, fire and extended coverage insurance, and personal lines insurance, solely on the basis of an applicant's credit reports.
Legislation turns a misdemeanor battery into a felony aggravated battery when committed in or near a domestic violence shelter P.A. 92-516 March 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 120 In January, Gov. Ryan signed into law Senate Bill 175, which amended the Criminal Code of 1961 by making a misdemeanor offense of battery a felony offense of aggravated battery when the battery occurs in a building or other structure used to provide shelter or other services to domestic violence victims or the victims' dependent children.
Litigating a Zoning Case in Illinois By Michael D’Orsi June 2002 Article, Page 300 Here's how to challenge a zoning ordinance on behalf of property owners and developers.
Litigation Expenses; Should Attorneys Be Presumed Liable? By John D. Ingram January 2002 Article, Page 41 Professor Ingram argues that attorneys, not clients, should be liable for the fees of third-party providers unless they expressly disclaim.
Litigation Resources on the ‘Net for Illinois Lawyers By Adria P. Olmi July 2002 Column, Page 381 Some leading litigation-related online resources.
Local Governmental and Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act shields school district from liability when shop teacher makes discretionary policy determination involving safety of saw October 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 512 On August 14, 2002, the Appellate Court of Illinois, Fourth District, affirmed the holding of the circuit court of Vermilion County, and held that the school district was shielded from liability under the Local Governmental and Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act (Act), 745 ILCS 10/2-201.
Losing Arguments By Maureen B. Collins December 2002 Column, Page 669 Avoid these rotten eggs masquerading as arguments and put more Xs in your "win" column.
Making mediation work By Helen W. Gunnarsson March 2002 Lawpulse, Page 114 Experienced lawyer-mediators offer tips for getting the most out of this increasingly popular alternative to litigation.
Making the Most of Your Oral Argument By Jean M. Prendergast April 2002 Article, Page 207 How to capitalize on your last opportunity to face the court.
Making the Record: Appellate Practice Starts at Trial By Charles P. Goldbert April 2002 Article, Page 195 Steps to take and pitfalls to avoid in making sure that information makes it into the record.
Managing E-Mail (Part 2): Storing Messages By Todd Flaming February 2002 Column, Page 95 Do you find yourself printing e-mail missives and saving the paper? Here's a better way to create an e-mail archive.
A Matter of Trust By Tim Eaton February 2002 Column, Page 60 When I was growing up in Decatur, I had an image of lawyers that has shaped my view of our profession later in life.
Maximum fee and service charge for vehicle registration increased December 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 634 On September 16, 2002, the secretary of state amended rules relating to registration of vehicles in title 92 of the Illinois Administrative Code.
Mediation: A Nonadversarial Alternative to a Win-Lose System By Robin Hoberman November 2002 Article, Page 588 Common-sense tips to follow before and during mediation.
Medical assistance for persons with breast or cervical cancer April 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 176 On December 28, 2001, the Illinois Department of Public Aid (department) adopted new subsections to section 120 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 120.
Mental health services in nursing facilities May 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 232 On February 15, 2002, the Illinois Department of Public Aid adopted amendments to section 145 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 145.
More Bread, Fewer Claims By Karen J. Dilibert June 2002 Column, Page 321 Want to increase your chances of collecting fees while sending clients away happy; or at least not fighting mad? Then read on.
A new — and overdue — Uniform Partnership Act By Helen W. Gunnarsson August 2002 Lawpulse, Page 392 Partnership will become an even more attractive form of business organization under the revised Act. But when will lawyers be able to form LLPs?