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New 7CA limits on arbitration agreements By Helen W. Gunnarsson June 2002 Lawpulse, Page 282 Employer-employee arbitration agreements that require each party to pay its own attorney fees in civil rights and sexual harassment cases are unenforceable, the seventh circuit rules.
New county fair regulations adopted June 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 288 On April 1, 2002, the Illinois Department of Agriculture (department) adopted amendments to section 260 of the Illinois Administrative Code.
The New Estate and Gift Tax Law: Estate-Planning Pointers By Richard A. Campbell and Mary C. Talarico February 2002 Article, Page 80 More than ever, estate planners need to provide as much flexibility as possible.
New guidelines adopted for school discipline April 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 176 On January 16, 2002, the State Board of Education (board) adopted amendments to section 1 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 23 Ill Adm Code 1.
New guidelines approved for released offenders August 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 402 On June 1, 2002, the Department of Corrections (department) adopted several new amendments to section 470 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 20 Ill Adm Code 470.
A New, Improved Rule 213? By Helen W. Gunnarsson February 2002 Lawpulse, Page 62 Rule 213, introduced a few years ago to solve problems caused by old Rule 220, is causing problems of its own. The Supreme Court Rules Committee has proposed another fix for the rule governing admission of opinion testimony.
A new law makes tenancy by the entirety easier By Helen W. Gunnarsson April 2002 Lawpulse, Page 168 Thanks to recent legislation, lawyers can create this under-appreciated form of ownership for their married clients without expressly stating in the deed that the parties are husband and wife.
New law will help trustees avoid Hobson’s Choice By Helen W. Gunnarsson September 2002 Lawpulse, Page 448 SB 1697, now awaiting Gov. Ryan's signature, will make it easier for trustees of certain commonly used trusts to invest the principal so as to benefit both income and remainder beneficiaries.
New Legislation: Real-Estate Roundup By Helen W. Gunnarsson February 2002 Lawpulse, Page 62 Real estate; they're not making any more of it. But that doesn't mean they aren't passing new real-estate-related laws.
New limits on attorney-client privilege for government lawyers and agency clients By Helen W. Gunnarsson August 2002 Lawpulse, Page 392 The seventh circuit holds that when federal prosecutors seek information from an agency attorney as part of a criminal investigation, the agency lawyer must talk.
New Options at Divorce: Legislation Treats Stock Options as Marital Property By Celia Guzaldo Gamrath March 2002 Article, Page 139 A review of the new law governing the classification and division of stock options upon divorce.
New procedures adopted for payment of burial benefits May 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 232 On February 21, 2002, the Department of State Police (department) adopted three new provisions to section 1216 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 20 Ill Adm Code 1216.
New project for needy families implemented February 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 66 On November 1, 2001, the Department of Human Services (department) implemented a new program, the Employment Retention and Advancement Demonstration Project (project), in section 112 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 112.
New regulations help taxpayers who lease automobiles June 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 288 On March 15, 2002, the Illinois Department of Revenue (department) adopted a new amendment to section 180 of Illinois Administrative Code.
New requirements for paying taxes electronically April 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 176 On January 24, 2002, the Illinois Department of Revenue (department) adopted new requirements to section 750 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 86 Ill Adm Code 750.
New review process created for foster parents July 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 344 On June 1, 2002, the Department of Children and Family Services (department) amended section 337 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 337.
New right of access granted to criminal history January 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 14 On October 1, 2001, the Department of State Police (department) adopted four new provisions to section 1210 of the Illinois Administrative Code.
New rules for use of interpreters in retail transactions or negotiations P.A.92-0478 April 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 176 New legislation amends the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act concerning retail transactions conducted in a language other than English.
New standards implemented for teaching and administrative certification July 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 344 On April 22, 2002, the State Board of Education implemented new standards for teaching and administrative certification in sections 26, 27, and 29 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 23 Ill Adm Code 26; 23 Ill Adm Code 27; and 23 Ill Adm Code 29.
No honor in “redskins,” says Native American bar group By Helen W. Gunnarsson April 2002 Lawpulse, Page 168 "Redskins" is hate speech and not fit for use as a sports mascot, according to the Illinois Native American Bar Association.
Nonprofit hospital and clinic conducted private sector-type operations and were operated privately, and therefore were not immune from suit under the Tort Immunity Act April 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 176 On February 7, 2002, the Illinois Supreme Court affirmed the appellate court holding that a nonprofit hospital and nonprofit clinic did not conduct "public business," and therefore, neither one was a "local public entity" under the Local Governmental and Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act, 745 ILCS 10/1-206.
Nonprofit hospitals not “public entities” under the Tort Immunity Act By Helen W. Gunnarsson April 2002 Lawpulse, Page 168 According to a recent Illinois Supreme Court ruling, most nonprofit hospitals are not immune from liability under the Tort Immunity Act, and plaintiffs have two years, not one, to bring malpractice suits against them.
Nursing Mothers in the Workplace Act P.A. 92-0068 May 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 232 Gov. Ryan recently approved legislation creating the Nursing Mothers in the Workplace Act.
Office of Inspector General internal review process February 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 66 On November 1, 2001, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (department) adopted a new part to section 430 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 430.
Once sufficient evidence establishes the affirmative defense of invitation, the burden shifts to the state to disprove the affirmative defense beyond a reasonable doubt April 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 176 On January 10, 2002, the Appellate Court of Illinois, Fourth District, reversed the defendant's conviction for criminal trespass to real property under 720 ILCS 5/21-3(a).
Painting a Picture for the Jury: A Juror’s Perspective By Shelley Rice Weinberg August 2002 Column, Page 427 Like most lawyers called to jury duty, the author found the experience eye-opening.
Parental rights may be terminated if state proves that parent was incarcerated and would likely remain so for two years and there was little contact with or support of children January 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 14 The state moved to terminate a defendant's parental rights and to appoint a legal guardian with the power to consent to the adoption of two of the defendant's children.
Parents may be jailed for leaving child alone in a car P.A. 92-515 March 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 120 Beginning June 1, 2002, parents may be subject to up to a year in jail or a $2,500 fine if they leave a child unattended in a car for an extended period of time.
Payment rules for medical equipment and supplies altered January 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 14 On October 8, 2001, the Department of Public Aid (department) adopted amendments to section 140 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 140.
A Personal Guide to Mediation Training Programs By Hon. Charles R. Winkler November 2002 Article, Page 609 A program attendee reports on a pair of mediation training programs.