Browse articles by year: 2015 (277)
Retooling the relation-back doctrine
LawPulse, Page 174
The Illinois Supreme Court recently adopted the northern district's test for determining whether an amended complaint relates back to the original.
Sale of Tobacco to Minors Act amended. PA 095-0905
Illinois Law Update, Page 554
Illinois lawmakers amended the Sale of Tobacco to Minors Act by prohibiting the sale of "loose" cigarettes "not contained within a sealed container" to minors, and making it a crime for minors to use false identification to obtain cigarettes and other tobacco products. 720 ILCS 675/1.
Search of probationer’s computer deemed permissible
Illinois Law Update, Page 504
On August 12, 2008, the Illinois Appellate Court, Second District, affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded for further proceedings the judgment of the Circuit Court of Kane County granting the defendant's motion to quash arrest and suppress evidence found pursuant to a search of the defendant's home by probation officers.
Sexual Assault Survivors Emergency Treatment Act amended. PA 095-0432
Illinois Law Update, Page 284
The Sexual Assault Survivors Emergency Treatment Act, 410 ILCS 70/1a, has been amended. The Act regulates healthcare delivery for sexual assault survivors, and the collection of evidence pursuant to the statewide sexual assault evidence collection program.
The slacker son who wouldn’t leave home
LawPulse, Page 498
Your clients want to send their noncontributing adult son packing, but he says, "Nuh uh." Getting him out the door isn't as simple as you might think.
A solo’s advice on going solo
LawPulse, Page 118
A young sole practitioner's take on the perils and pleasures of hanging out your shingle.
Spying Spouses and Their High-Tech Tools
Article, Page 348
Divorcing spouses who try to gain the upper hand by catching the other party in the act may violate federal and state eavesdropping and privacy statutes.
Successor Liability in Illinois
Article, Page 148
Find out when creditors and tort victims can sue the buyer of a business for the debts and torts of the seller.
Supremes: the Best approach to tort reform survives
LawPulse, Page 384
The supreme court holds that a med-mal plaintiff is entitled to a 90-day extension to file her certificate of merit - and that a 2004 law didn't reenact the version of 2-622 invalidated in Best v Taylor.
Talking About You
Column, Page 644
Make sure your ads and other communications to the public don't violate ethics rules.