Browse articles by year: 2015 (198)
QR and the Illinois Bar
Column, Page 380
What QR codes are and how to use them to promote your practice.
Relation-back doctrine not limited by dramshop act’s statute of limitations
Illinois Law Update, Page 610
A plaintiff is allowed to correct the mistaken identity of a defendant in a suit to establish liability under the Dramshop Act when the relation-back factors of state law are satisfied, according to the Appellate Court for the Fourth District of Illinois.
Retaliatory-discharge claim against town not time-barred by Tort Immunity Act
Illinois Law Update, Page 496
On July 22, 2011, the 4th District Appellate Court reversed the lower court's decision granting the Town of Normal's motion to dismiss plaintiff Mary Collins' retaliatory-discharge claim. Since Collins' claim was brought under the Workers' Compensation Act, there is an exception to the Local Governmental and Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act (Tort Immunity Act), and her claim is not time-barred by the one-year statute of limitations in section 8-101(a).
The Right of Publicity in Illinois
Article, Page 148
Illinois's right of publicity lets people limit the appropriation of their likeness, a power restricted by the First Amendment. Where to draw the line? Here's what courts are doing.
Safe driver renewal program rules codified
Illinois Law Update, Page 16
The Secretary of State (Secretary) recently adopted a new section as part of the Issuance of Licenses regulations in the Illinois Administrative Code. The new section governs the issuance of renewal licenses to Illinois residents eligible for safe driver renewal.
Article, Page 20
The 2010 update of Illinois' ethics rules make it easier to sell a law practice. But what about practical issues like valuation and transition planning? Seasoned solos offer advice.
Service by publication insufficient for eminent domain proceeding
Illinois Law Update, Page 388
Service by publication only establishes personal jurisdiction in an eminent domain case where the entity seizing land has diligently searched for all potential parties to the action, according to an Illinois Court of Appeals ruling.