Articles From 2006
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State adopts Design-Build Procurement Act - PA 094-0716
Illinois Law Update, Page 68
The Design-Build Procurement Act was adopted on December 13, 2005, and the guidelines presented in the Act shall be abided by if doing so would be cost-effective and suitable for the particular project at issue.
Strength Through Diversity
Column, Page 336
We must strive to promote diversity in our legal system and our association.
Strict compliance required under Transit Act
Illinois Law Update, Page 526
On July 25, 2006, the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, affirmed the decision of the Circuit Court of Cook County, dismissing the plaintiff's complaint for failure to comply with the statutory notice requirements of section 41 of the Metropolitan Transit Authority Act (Transit Act). 70 ILCS 3605/41.
Strict compliance versus "substantial justice"
Lawpulse, Page 518
In deciding whether to give a party extra time to respond to a request to admit, can a court consider the other party's failure to comply with another rule? The first district says "yes."
Supreme court to rule on putative father registry
Lawpulse, Page 398
Some say the registry protects adoptive parents and children from belated, unwelcome interest by a biological dad. Others say it unfairly cuts a birth father out of his child's life.
Trial Lawyers' Top Opinions of 2005
Article, Page 122
From pre-trial notice requirements to spoliation of evidence, 2005 produced an array of Illinois cases of special interest to the trial bar.
Unemployment Insurance Act revised PA 094-0723
Illinois Law Update, Page 230
Effective January 1, 2006, sections 1400 and 1402 of the Unemployment Insurance Act (820 ILCS 405/100 et seq) were revised, and section 1400.2 was added to the Act.
What to Do When There's No "I Do"
Article, Page 292
Experienced practitioners offer pointers about protecting unmarried clients' rights to custody and property in the face of a breakup or legal challenge.
What's crude talk among Friends?
Lawpulse, Page 278
Sexually charged talk in the workplace doesn't always equal sexual harassment, the California Supreme Court says.