Browse articles by year: 2015 (331)
HGN tests meet the Frye standard
LawPulse, Page 548
So rules the Tenth Circuit court in the first-ever Illinois Frye hearing on the admissibility of HGN tests as an indicator of drunk driving - assuming various requirements are met.
How not to do e-filing
LawPulse, Page 334
The supreme court recently announced its intention to implement statewide e-filing in the next several years. Critics say the federal northern district of Illinois, which requires filing both paper and electronic copies, offers an example of what not to do.
How to Admit or Exclude PBT Results
Article, Page 92
Police sometimes administer preliminary breath tests to drivers stopped on suspicion of DUI. When and how are the results admissible in a hearing? Here's a look at the cases.
Illinois Act on Aging amended. PA 095-0565
Illinois Law Update, Page 340
The Illinois General Assembly has amended the Illinois Act on Aging. 20 ILCS 105/4.02. Section 4.02 of the Act, titled "Community Care Program" has been changed by deleting language naming "home health services," "home nursing services," and "chore and housekeeping services," and adding subsections (k-6) through (k-8).
Illinois’ New Anti-SLAPP Statute
Article, Page 620
The Act should quell libel suits against those who legitimately petition government for redress. But does it also shield those who intentionally defame others?
The Illinois Police Training Act amended. PA 095-0171
Illinois Law Update, Page 72
Section 7 of the Illinois Police Training Act has been amended to provide for curriculum meant to protect individuals with autism and "other developmental disabilities."
Illinois Vehicle Code amended. PA 095-0542
Illinois Law Update, Page 340
Illinois lawmakers have amended the Illinois Vehicle Code by adding two new sections dealing with Iraq and Afghanistan Campaign license plates. 625 ILCS 5/3-664, 3-665. New Section 3-664 titled "Iraq Campaign license plates" describes the procedure for applying for such plates.
Implementation of the Green Government Illinois Act
Illinois Law Update, Page 390
In an effort to demonstrate Illinois' commitment to conserving natural resources, reducing negative environmental impacts, and decreasing green house gas emissions, the Illinois Green Governments Coordinating Council adopted the Green Governments Illinois Act.
In re Marriage of Bratcher
LawPulse, Page 438
A fourth district panel reverses a trial court’s grant of a substantial maintenance award in a long-term marriage where there was also a large property settlement.
Internet Caller Identification Act created. PA 095-0413
Illinois Law Update, Page 124
An Internet Caller Identification Act has been created. 815 ILCS 517/1 et seq. Section 5 of the new act defines "caller identification" as a "display of the caller's telephone number or identity to the recipient of the call."
Is a motion a pleading?
LawPulse, Page 230
No, answers a chicago lawyer, and because of that a motion attacking another motion is improper.
Is There Marital Property Before Divorce? So Sayeth Takata
Article, Page 512
Can an ex-wife recover post-decree arrearages of child support from the separately owned assets of the obligor father's new wife? The appellate court says "yes." Plus, read Christine Takata's take on this much talked-about ruling.