Articles From 2012
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Curbing abuse of arrest warrants for debtors
Lawpulse, Page 70
The attorney general's office and a circuit court judge describe steps they're taking to help prevent debtors from being unfairly jailed for failure to pay.
Definition of "service organization" includes safety inspectors
Illinois Law Update, Page 404
On May 18, 2012, the first district of the Illinois Appellate Court clarified the meaning of a "service organization" as defined in section 5(a) of the Workers' Compensation Act's ("Act") exclusive remedy provision (820 ILCS 305/5(a)).
The Dodd-Frank Act's Impact on Consumer Litigation
Article, Page 100
Dodd-Frank is the most comprehensive overhaul of the financial services industry in recent history. Here's what it means for businesses and consumer finance litigators.
Dynasty Trusts for Everyone
Column, Page 440
Dynasty trusts give even those of ordinary means a way to minimize estate taxes prospectively.
E-filing debuts at the supreme court
Lawpulse, Page 126
The AG and appellate defender and prosecutor may now file documents electronically with the supreme court in an early step toward modernizing judicial-system technology.
Electric vehicle car sharing grants
Illinois Law Update, Page 632
The recently amended Alternative Fuels Program ("AFP"), executing and as authorized by Sections 15 and 30 of the Alternate Fuels Act [415 ILCS 120/15 and 30], governs procedures for applying for alternate fuel vehicle rebates and electric vehicle car sharing grants. 35 Ill. Admin. Code 275.
Eminent Domain: A New Valuation Timetable
Article, Page 486
A recent case holds that compensation must reflect the value of the property when the payment is made, not earlier when the condemnation complaint was filed.
Ethics Hotspots in Client Relations
Article, Page 244
Returning phone calls, carefully defining your scope of representation - such client-friendly behavior isn't just good business practice, it can keep the ARDC from your door.
Ethics Puzzlers: Facebook, Fees, and More
Article, Page 84
What if opposing counsel wins a continuance to go to a funeral but takes an island vacation instead (and posts photos on Facebook)? Ethics authorities explore these and other hypotheticals.
Ex-husband lacks standing to sue for custody of former wife's adopted child
Illinois Law Update, Page 184
A person lacks standing to sue for custody when he is neither the biological parent nor the legal adopted parent of the child so long as the child is found in the custody of a legally recognized parent or guardian who is acting in the best interests of the child.