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1998 Illinois Supreme Court Criminal Law Survey: Tackling Guilty-Plea Appeals

By James H. Reddy
May
1999
Article
Page 268
The high court laid down the law last year on proper procedure in guilty-plea appeals and more.

$9.1 Billion Tobacco Settlement Ignites Controversy in the General Assembly

June
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 304
On November 23, 1998, 46 states settled smoking-related claims against the tobacco industry for as much as $206 billion, potentially the largest court settlement in history.

Acquisition, Management and Disposal of Real Property

February
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 73
On November 16, 1998, the Department of Central Management Services, the agency that leases or acquires property for all state agencies or authorities, enacted amendments and new provisions into section 5000 of its administrative rules. 44 Ill Adm Code 5000.

Additional Conditions Apply to Delinquent Property Tax Liability of Mortgage Lenders; PA 90-575

January
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 13
Two additional conditions must be met before the state can hold mortgage lenders liable for delinquent property taxes.

Administrative Implementation of Sexually Violent Persons Commitment Act

June
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 304
On March 23, 1999 the Illinois Department of Human Services adopted a new section to the Illinois Administrative Code. 59 Ill Adm Code 299.

Admissibility of prior injuries vetted in this month’s IBJ

By Stephen C. Buser
August
1999
Column
Page 398
This month's Journal features an article by Chicago trial judge Barbara McDonald on a much-discussed topic of late among tort practitioners ; the fifth district's Brown v Baker decision and its impact on the same-part-of-the-body rule. 

Adoption services for children

November
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 575
On September 16, 1999, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services adopted amendments and added a section to section 309 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 309.

Advanced Practice Nurses’ Privileges Expanded — PA 90-742

March
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 130
Introduced by Senator Doris Karpiel, Public Act 90-742 may save time and money for individuals seeking medical attention in Illinois.

Advising Employers About Wrongful Discharge Under Illinois Contract and Tort Law

By David E. Krchak
March
1999
Article
Page 160
A primer on wrongful discharge, with an emphasis on employee handbooks and retaliatory discharge.

Aid to the Aged, Blind or Disabled, Temporary Assistance For Needy Families, an General Assistance Regulations

April
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 190
On January 20, 1999, the Department of Human Services repealed sections 112-114, which dealt with Aid to the Aged, Blind or Disabled, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, and General Assistance respectively, and which implemented 305 ILCS 5/11-30. 89 Ill Adm Code 112-114.

The amendment to the Nursing Home Care Act that repeals the right to treble damages applies retroactively to pending cases.

June
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 304
On April 15, 1999, the Illinois Supreme Court affirmed the appellate court and trial court, and held that the amendment to the Nursing Home Care Act (``Act'') (210 ILCS 45/3-602 (West 1996)) should be applied retroactively to prohibit the recovery of treble damages from a licensee to a facility resident.

Amendments to the Illinois Pull Tabs and Jar Games Act

April
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 190
Public Act 90-808 amends the Illinois Pull Tabs and Jar Games Act to raise the aggregate value of all prizes or merchandise permitted to be awarded in a single day of pull-tabs and jar games to $5,000. Previously, the limit was $2,250.

Amendments to the School Code; PA 90-802

April
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 190
Public Act 90-802 amends the School Code. This Act was passed after the Governor's technical recommendations were incorporated.

Americans with Disabilities Act does not require a seller to alter his product to make it equally valuable to disabled and non-disabled policyholders

August
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 406
On June 2, 1999, the seventh circuit reversed the holding of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and held that benefit caps on AIDS-related illnesses in the defendant's insurance policies did not violate the Americans with Disabilities Ac

Amid Controversy, Protection of Religious Freedom in Illinois Strengthened; PA 90

February
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 73
The General Assembly recently passed the Illinois Religious Freedom Restoration Act ("IRFRA'') over Governor Jim Edgar's amendatory veto.

Animal cruelty now a felony in Illinois; P.A. 91-351

December
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 636
Until recently, torturing animals was only a misdemeanor in Illinois. However, individuals who intentionally torture animals will now face up to three years in prison and will be forced to undergo psychological and psychiatric evaluations for a first offense.

Anti-crime Proposals in the Legislature

June
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 304
As this issue went to press, the anti-crime bills proposed recently have received mixed support in the House and Senate.

Applicability of the Administrative Procedure Act, Open Meetings Act, and Freedom of Information Act to the Illinois Courts Commission

May
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 244
On March 15, 1999, the Attorney General published an opinion on whether the Illinois Courts Commission, which was established by Rule 51 (Ill S Ct Rule 51) of the Illinois Supreme Court to receive and hear complaints related to the removal of a judge from office.

Are You Representing the Wrong Clients?

By Anne E. Thar
December
1999
Column
Page 671
Learn how to screen prospective cases and clients to reduce your risk of being sued.

Assistance for working “needy families”

November
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 575
On August 1, 1999, the Illinois Department of Human Services adopted emergency amendments to section 112 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 112.83.

An attorney discharged by his law firm employer has no remedy of an action for retaliatory discharge

March
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 130
On December 31, 1998, the Illinois Supreme Court reversed the appellate court and circuit court, and answered a certified question by the circuit court, holding that a licensed attorney employed by a law firm cannot maintain a cause of action for retaliatory discharge.

An attorney may be disbarred for a substantial record of misconduct despite a lack of experience and a promise to cease practicing law.

May
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 244
On March 18, 1999, the Illinois Supreme Court granted the request of the administrator of the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission and ordered Chase Ingersoll, the respondent, disbarred.

Authority of Non-Home-Rule County to Borrow Money from a Financial Institution

May
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 244
On March 1, 1999, the Attorney General published an opinion on whether a non-home-rule county has the authority to borrow money from a financial institution and execute a multi-year installment note to secure the payment of the loan. Ill Atty Gen Op 99-002.

Bank not guilty of negligent misrepresentation when plaintiff’s reliance on alleged statements by bank employee was unreasonable

December
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 636
On October 21, 1999, the Seventh Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment of the bankruptcy court that the plaintiff, Michael Rovell.

The Best Legal Software Money Can’t Buy

By Todd Flaming
August
1999
Column
Page 439
Read all about the simple, inexpensive legal software we ought to have and learn why we don't have it -- yet.

Bringing “Bad Faith Refusal to Settle” Claims Against Insurers

By G. Grant Dixon III
February
1999
Article
Page 92
Did your client's insurer refuse in bad faith to settle within policy limits? Then it should pay the price.

Bungee-jumping business operating within view of highway owes no duty of care to passing motorists.

May
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 244
On March 19, 1999, the first district affirmed the holding of the Circuit Court of Cook County in this case, holding that the defendant owed no duty of care to passing motorists who may become distracted by the activities of its business.

The Business Attorney’s Guide to Trade Names

By Aaron W. Brooks
October
1999
Article
Page 526
Selecting the right business name isn't as simple as you might think. Here's a primer for Illinois lawyers.

Campaign Finance Reform Provisions Enacted; PA 90-737

April
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 190
Governor Jim Edgar characterized Public Act 90-737, the State Gift Ban Act, as "an important step forward in the reform of campaign finance and ethics laws'' that would "improve accountability and help Illinoisans better understand the political process in our state.''

Changes in Administration and Operation of the State Employees’ Retirement Systems of Illinois

June
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 304
On March 9, 1999, the State Employees' Retirement System of Illinois adopted amendments to section 1540.320 of its administrative rules. 80 Ill Adm Code 1540.

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