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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).
Challenging Voluntary Acknowledgments of Paternity By Kelly M. Greco and Stephanie R. Hammer September 2014 Article, Page 432 Parties in juvenile and divorce cases sometimes want to challenge a voluntary acknowledgment of paternity under the Illinois Parentage Act. Find out when and why these efforts succeed.
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 public record access, timelines, and appeals September 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 424 The Health Facilities and Services Review Board ("the Board") recently added a new Part titled "Public Information Access, Rulemaking, and Organization" to the Chapter governing the Health Facilities and Services Review Board. 2 Ill. Adm. Code 1925 (eff. June 30, 2014).
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.
Claim against deceased driver was time barred when the plaintiff failed to substitute the correct party January 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 16 On October 18, 2013, the Illinois Supreme Court held that a motorist's claim against the driver in a personal injury action was time-barred after the motorist-plaintiff failed to substitute the personal representative for the deceased driver's estate before the statute of limitations expired.
Clarifications for child abuse and neglect reporting September 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 424 DCFS recently clarified the difference between putting a child in "substantial risk of physical injury" and placing a child in an "environment injurious to health or welfare." 89 Ill. Adm. Code 300 (eff. June 11, 2014).
Collateral Consequence Considerations for Illinois Practitioners after Padilla v. Kentucky By Angela Rollins February 2014 Article, Page 76 Deportation isn't the only important collateral consequence of pleading guilty that looms for Illinois lawyers and their clients. Here's a look at the evolving law.
Collecting from Third-Party Personal Injury Defendants after Ponto By Richard J. VanSwol October 2014 Article, Page 498 Ponto holds that a plaintiff who has not sued a third-party defendant directly has no right to collect from it directly - even if the third party defendant is more than 25 percent at fault.
Compliance with section 607(e) of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act renders constitutional challenges moot August 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 372 On May 22, 2014, the Illinois Supreme Court found that a constitutional challenge to section 607(e) of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (the "Act") became moot when the affected parent established compliance with the statute. See 750 ILCS 5/607(e).
Condo unit owners can’t withhold payment By Janan Hanna June 2014 Lawpulse, Page 266 Condo unit owners may not withhold assessments even if the condo association fails to make repairs and perform maintenance, a divided Illinois Supreme Court rules.
Correspondence from Our Readers November 2014 Column, Page 514 Flat fees, time sheets, and the ARDC; thanks for Multi-Board 6.0; the unfairness of Rule 23.
Correspondence from Our Readers October 2014 Column, Page 462 New health care POA; criminal history checks; no loan, no usury
Correspondence from Our Readers September 2014 Column, Page 414 Global settlements not a plus for plaintiffs' lawyers.
Correspondence from Our Readers August 2014 Column, Page 362 Don't be scammed; property tax sales and bankruptcy.
Correspondence from Our Readers July 2014 Column, Page 310 Unionized college football; sartorial choice for women lawyers.
Correspondence from Our Readers June 2014 Column, Page 262 Is there a reasonable expectation of privacy in public conversations? PI economics: bond yields and the interest rate.
Correspondence from Our Readers May 2014 Column, Page 210 Health care POA form is "clear and sufficient."
Correspondence from Our Readers April 2014 Column, Page 158 Lawyer ratings and specialization; harsh penalties for drivers with traces of drugs; restricted driving permits after four DUIs.