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Absolute litigation privilege bars a party’s claim arising out of alleged misconduct in prior judicial proceedings May 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 220 On February 24, 2014, the First District Appellate Court of Illinois held that the absolute litigation privilege bars claims brought by a plaintiff on the basis of conduct that took place in a prior and separate judicial proceeding.
Adapting to the New Legal Marketplace By Paula H. Holderman April 2014 Column, Page 160 Sharper competition is challenging law firms, law schools, and bar associations.
Aggravated battery of a nurse May 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 220 The Criminal Code of 2012 has been amended by adding another aggravated battery offense.
Amended reporting requirements for meat sellers March 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 120 The Meat and Poultry Inspection Act has been amended to add new reporting requirements for "Type 1" licensees, or facilities that sell meat, poultry, and other meat products.
Amendments to birthing centers regulations January 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 16 The Department of Healthcare and Family Services recently adopted amendments that allow birthing centers to receive medical assistance reimbursement. 89 Ill. Adm. Code 146.
Amendments to social worker licensure January 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 16 Effective October 11, 2013, applications to become a licensed clinical social worker or a licensed social worker no longer require the applicant's complete work history post receipt of a master's or doctorate degree in education. 68 Ill. Adm. Code 1470.
Annual surcharges assessed on live adult entertainment June 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 272 Live adult entertainment facilities, commonly known as striptease clubs, will now be assessed an annual surcharge. 86 Ill. Adm. Code 900 (eff. Mar. 10, 2014).
The Appearance of Professionalism By Karen Erger June 2014 Column, Page 300 Aren't women lawyers competent to make their own judgments about what to wear to work?
Applicants’ assets will no longer be considered for TANF program eligibility May 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 220 The Illinois Department of Human Services will consider new criteria for determining Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program eligibility. 89 Ill. Adm. Code 112 (eff. Jan. 29, 2014).
Auto insurance policies cannot exclude the only named insured March 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 120 On December 19, 2013, the Illinois Supreme Court held that an automobile insurance policy that excluded the only named insured violated and contradicted provisions in the Illinois Vehicle Code.
Bankruptcy and the Series LLC: Can Creditors Pierce the Veil? By John T. Wagener and Kenneth D. Peters May 2014 Article, Page 236 The Series LLC gives sweeping liability protection to those who use it. But will it shield an umbrella entity in bankruptcy and under UCC Article 9 from liability incurred by debtor subunits?
The Benefits of Settling Workers’ Compensation and Employment Claims Together By Mark Wilkinson and Susan Garver July 2014 Article, Page 340 Settling workers' compensation and employment-related claims together can benefit both employers and workers, but it takes careful planning to make it work.
Bill would allow restricted driving permits after four DUI convictions By Janan Hanna March 2014 Lawpulse, Page 114 The proposed permit would allow four-time offenders to drive under limited circumstances after their vehicles are equipped with breathalyzer ignition devices.
Bill would let nonlawyers represent taxpayers in county tax appeals By Janan Hanna May 2014 Lawpulse, Page 214 A now-dormant legislative proposal would authorize nonlawyers to represent taxpayers in county tax appeals. The ISBA is leading the fight against it.
Blaming the Patient: Medical Malpractice and Contributory Negligence By Robert P. Vogt June 2014 Article, Page 288 What constitutes contributory negligence in the med-mal context? This article explains the basics.
Building the ISBA of the Future By Paula H. Holderman February 2014 Column, Page 60 The heat of forward motion is making February a warm month at ISBA.
Building Your Case with Social Media Evidence By Ed Finkel June 2014 Article, Page 276 Can you get the other side's damaging Facebook posts into evidence? How do you make sure they don't vanish? Here's a look at emerging principles and best practices.
The Business Case for Disability Diversity in Legal Employment By Cheryl L. Anderson March 2014 Article, Page 132 Legal employers increasingly recognize that diversity in their workplace is important to success. Yet many overlook disability diversity. Here's why that's a mistake.
Certification for drinking water examiners June 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 272 Pursuant to the Public Water Supply Operations Act, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") has set forth procedures to obtain a drinking water operator certification. 35 Ill. Adm. Code 681 (eff. Apr. 1, 2014).
Change to assessment method of PPV leases of military facilities April 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 168 The Property Tax Code has been amended to change the method of assessing the value of PPV leases of certain military facilities for state property tax law purposes.
Changes to funding distribution under the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Program June 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 272 The Housing Development Authority has amended rules regarding the Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Program. 47 Ill. Adm. Code 381 (eff. Mar. 10, 2014).
Changes to public employee benefits June 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 272 Recent amendments to the Illinois Pension Code include changes to provisions concerning employer and employee contributions, annual pension increases, duty disability benefits, and early retirement.
Changes to the Communicable Disease Code May 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 220 The Illinois Department of Public Health updated the Communicable Diseases Code to provide a list of reportable diseases and conditions, timeframes to report those diseases and conditions, and the reporting entities and procedures. 77 Ill. Adm. Code 690 (eff. Feb. 11, 2014).
Changes to the Department of Children and Family Services Scholarship Program eligibility requirements April 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 168 The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services recently adopted amendments that clarify who is eligible for their scholarship program, the duration of the scholarship, and who serves on the scholarship committee. 89 Ill. Adm. Code 312 (eff. Dec. 31, 2013).
Changes to the general procedures of the Labor Relations Board March 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 120 Amendments to the general procedures of the Labor Relations Board update the physical address of the Springfield office and provide the Board's website address as 80 Ill. Adm. Code 31200 (eff. Dec. 13, 2013).
Changes to the Massage Licensing Act May 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 220 The Department of Financial and Professional Regulation amended the Massage Licensing Act to require applicants to submit fingerprints within sixty days of submitting their application for licensure. 68 Ill. Adm. Code 1284 (eff. Feb. 24, 2014).
Changes to Use Tax Act July 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 320 Per amendments to the Use Tax Act, lessors are not subject to the tax imposed by the Use Tax Act for amounts not calculated at the time a vehicular lease is executed. Such amounts may include, but are not limited to, charges for excess wear and tear.
Child care rights of first refusal awarded to separated parents January 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 16 Newly added section 602.3 of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act provides that if a court determines joint custody or visitation rights to be the best arrangement for a child under section 602.1 or section 607 respectively, then the court may further consider, as consistent with the child's best interests, awarding one or both of the parents the right of first refusal to provide child care for the minor child during the other parent's allotted parenting time.
Choosing an Economist for Your Personal Injury Case By Scott Gilbert May 2014 Article, Page 232 How can you tell whether economist-experts' damages estimates will help or hurt your case? You'll find important clues by looking at how they make a few key calculations.
Citizen Tips and the Fourth Amendment By Rob Shumaker July 2014 Article, Page 336 More cases, including a new U.S. Supreme Court ruling, define whether a police investigatory stop based on a citizen tip is valid.