Are Inherited IRAs Exempt from Creditors in Bankruptcy?By Justin F. PolachDecember 2011Article, Page 628Standard IRAs are exempt in bankruptcy and thus unavailable to creditors. But what if the debtor inherited the IRA account - is it likewise exempt? A look at the evolving case law.
No pension for RyanBy Helen W. GunnarssonApril 2010LawPulse, Page 174The supreme court reverses the appellate court and rules that George Ryan is not entitled to a pension for his years on the government payroll.
Courts should not overweigh lone medical opinions in benefits casesNovember 2006Illinois Law Update, Page 584On September 15, 2006, the Illinois Appellate Court, Fifth District, reversed the decision of the Circuit Court of Jackson County, which had affirmed the decision of the Murphysboro Firefighters Pension Board of Trustees (Board) denying the plaintiff duty-disability pension benefits
Illinois pension recipients win at high courtBy Helen W. GunnarssonAugust 2004LawPulse, Page 390The U.S. Supreme Court upholds ERISA's "anti-cutback" provision, ruling that pension plans can't retroactively limit the kinds of jobs workers can take after they retire.
Of QILDROs and QDROsBy Helen W. GunnarssonMay 2003LawPulse, Page 220Too many lawyers fail to distinguish between these two orders, both of which govern the payment of pension benefits on divorce; but under very different circumstances.
Public-employee pension pitfallBy Helen W. GunnarssonMarch 2003LawPulse, Page 110Teachers, police officers, and other government workers charged with crimes related to their official duties have one thing in common ; they all face the loss of their pensions, a fact their lawyers should keep in mind.