The newsletter of the ISBA’s Section on Elder Law
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Newsletter articles from 2002
Scam alert! Nigerian global scam in full flower
Over the past months, what certainly must be tens, if not hundreds of thousands of letters purporting to be from Nigeria, or elsewhere in West Africa, have been e-mailed to Americans.
The Senior Citizens Real Estate Tax Deferral Act
The Senior Citizens Real Estate Tax Deferral Act, 320 ILCS 30/1 et seq., enables senior citizens to defer paying their real estate taxes until after their death, a sale of the real estate, or a failure to qualify for the program.
Senior lawyers help the community
Whether you are a volunteer in civic activities, alumni groups, retiree's organizations, or a political organization, you are, by participating, making a difference to an organization and to your community.
Stops along the Information Superhighway—where to complain on (or about) the Internet
If you have e-mail and access to the Internet, you may have found some things that irritate or disturb you--unsolicited e-mail that promises (among other things) to get you out of debt, make huge amounts of money or enlarge certain body parts (these messages are known as spam), websites that take money but don't deliver the promised goods or services, and the darker side of the Net: pornography and child exploitation.
The Supreme Court goes to the “Waffle House”
In the case of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Waffle House, Inc. (No. 99-1823, January 15, 2002), the United States Supreme Court ruled that the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) was not prohibited from filing its own action against the employer on behalf of an employer who had signed an employment contract which included an arbitration clause.
Viatical scams and senior settlements
A viatical settlement is (or can be) a way for a terminally ill person to get money from his or her life insurance policy before he or she dies.