Illinois Bar Journal

Articles on Jurisdiction

Correspondence from Our Readers

July
2000
Column
Page 370
Escape Alden restrictions by crossing the border?  

The failure to name the state of Illinois as a respondent was sufficient to justify a dismissal of a petition for review of an administrative decision

May
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 252
On March 23, 2000, the Illinois Supreme Court affirmed the appellate court's dismissal of Watts' petition because the court lacked jurisdiction to hear the matter since Watts failed to name the state of Illinois as a respondent in the case.

States as Defendants in Employment Litigation: Beyond Alden v Maine

By James P. Hanlon & James J. Powers
May
2000
Article
Page 280
The authors discuss how Alden—which holds that Congress can't subject states to private suits for money damages in state court—may affect future employment ligitation.

Bringing an ERISA Claim: A Step-by-Step Guide

By Mark D. DeBofsky
January
2000
Article
Page 20
A practice-oriented review of one of the most important, but least understood, federal laws.

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie McGrath
October
1999
Column
Page 514
Insurance policies and the discovery rule; read the fine print.

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie McGrath
January
1999
Column
Page 10
ADA plaintiffs must be accommodating.

Suing on Behalf of the State: A Parens Patriae Primer

By Jim Ryan & Don R. Sampen
December
1998
Article
Page 684
The state can and does bring civil suits on behalf of its citizens. Here's the background on the parens patriae doctrine.

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