Browse articles by year: 2015 (223)
New anti-party switching law applies to independents
LawPulse, Page 286
A new law forbids someone who took a partisan primary ballot from running as an independent in the general election – even those who pulled the ballot in the March primary, before the law was enacted.
New cases every real-estate lawyer should read
LawPulse, Page 458
Real-estate practitioners should be sure to read recent decisions on the duty of title insurers, the content of mortgage documents, and recording of deeds and mortgages.
New Long-Term Care Medicaid Rules Finally Come to Illinois
Article, Page 30
Effective January 1, Illinois finally brought its Medicaid rules for long-term care into compliance with federal requirements. The new rules make it harder for Illinois long-term care recipients to protect their assets while preserving Medicaid eligibility. Here's what you need to know.
New rules for hound running areas
Illinois Law Update, Page 292
The Department of Natural Resources (the “Department”) recently added new regulations governing hound-running areas. 17 Ill. Adm. Code 970.
No rehiring rights for laid-off Chicago teachers
LawPulse, Page 178
Unlike teachers outside Chicago, tenured Chicago public school teachers have no right to be rehired after they are laid off for economic reasons, the Illinois Supreme Court rules.
Noncompetition and nonsolicitation covenants ruled enforceable
Illinois Law Update, Page 520
On July 17, 2012, the fourth district appellate court held as a matter of law that noncompetition and nonsolicitation covenants between a tax preparation service and tax preparer for two and one years, respectively, were enforceable even if the tax preparer only agreed to work for 104 days.
Offer of tender must include post-judgment interest
Illinois Law Update, Page 76
An offer of tender that does not include payment of accrued post-judgment interest is not sufficient and, therefore, does not stop the accrual of additional post-judgment interest according to the Illinois First District Appellate Court.
Offers to pay medical expenses excluded for purposes of showing liability
Illinois Law Update, Page 240
A defendant's offer to pay a plaintiff's medical expenses is inadmissible when offered to prove the defendant's liability for the plaintiff's injuries. According to an Illinois Appellate Court ruling on March 5, 2012, the Illinois Code of Civil Procedure and the more recent adoption of the Illinois Rules of Evidence block the aforementioned evidence.
Paying for Long-Term Care in Illinois
Article, Page 536
There are five ways to pay for long-term care in Illinois. This article discusses all five and brings you the latest on the ever-shifting Medicaid and Veterans' Administration rules.