Articles From 2012
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The "Cat's Paw" Theory in Illinois after Staub
Article, Page 88
In Staub, the Supreme Court expanded the "cat's paw" theory, which holds that an unbiased decisionmaker can be liable for employment discrimination. The article looks at what the decision means for Illinois practitioners.
Column, Page 664
A new law helps stop frivolous UCC filings by self-styled "sovereign citizens."
Advising Family Businesses
Article, Page 372
Family businesses are the backbone of today's corporate world, but lawyers who counsel them must deal with some very "noncorporate" emotional and psychological issues.
And in the End…
Column, Page 284
A one-sentence lyric from the Beatles sums up a 12-month journey at the helm of the ISBA.
Appellate court retains jurisdiction despite motion to dismiss for forum non conveniens
Illinois Law Update, Page 132
Difficulty in transporting documents, witnesses residing in Mississippi, and the fact that the alleged wrongful acts occurred in Mississippi were not enough to demonstrate an inconvenient forum under the doctrine of interstate forum non conveniens, according to the Illinois Appellate Court, Fifth District.
Beyond the Billable Hour
Article, Page 80
More clients - and lawyers for that matter - are looking for value-based alternatives to the billable hour. The good news? They can be a win-win for attorney and client.
Bill would require personal service for debtors
Lawpulse, Page 286
Pending legislation would require that debtors get personal service, not merely notice by mail, before courts begin key legal processes that could put them behind bars.
Borrowing employer's insurer not liable to Illinois Insurance Guaranty Fund
Illinois Law Update, Page 632
On October 12, 2012, the first district appellate court held that a borrowing employer's workers' compensation insurer had no obligation to repay the Illinois Insurance Guaranty Fund ("Fund") for disbursements the Fund made to an injured employee when the lending employer's workers' compensation insurer became insolvent.
A Bricoleur's Response to Murphy's Law
Column, Page 270
"Bricolage" is the art of creating a solution using whatever is available. It's an art litigators would do well to cultivate.
Cameras Come to Illinois Courts
Article, Page 592
Here's a look at the pilot programs underway in state and federal court, along with a few pointers from lawyers who have conducted trials in the media spotlight.