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1999 Illinois Supreme Court Criminal Review: Breathing Life into the Single-Subject Clause

By James H. Reddy
April
2000
Article
Page 218
The court decided fewer death-penalty cases than in the past and breathed life into the single-subject clause.

91st General Assembly provides tax relief To Illinoisians

July
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 380
During one of the shortest sessions in recent history, the General Assembly answered Gov. George H. Ryan's call for tax cuts during a year in which most legislators find themselves on the election ballot in November.

ADA claim must establish that condition is regarded as a disability

April
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 196
On February 8, 2000, the seventh circuit court of appeals affirmed the decision of the district court for the Northern District of Illinois to grant summary judgment to the defendants as to plaintiff Krocka's claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA").

Allerton House Conference 2000: MDPs and the Legal Profession

By Elizabeth Ellis
November
2000
Article
Page 628
A review of MDP through a report of this year's Allerton House Conference proceedings.

Another Look at the Future

By Cheryl Niro
April
2000
Column
Page 190
Imagine sitting in a room filled with lawyers from across the nation and hearing that 99 percent of white-collar jobs that we know today will be gone or unrecognizable within the next 10 years.

Appeal of child abuse and neglect investigation

September
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 500
On June 1, 2000, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (department) adopted new sections and amendments to section 336 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 336.

Appeals from Plea Agreements: New Rules Clarify the Law

By James G. Fahey
November
2000
Article
Page 642
Effective November 1, the Illinois Supreme Court amended Rules 604 and 605 to clear up the confused law of plea-agreement appeals. Read all about it.

Appellate Review in Domestic Relations Cases: The Elusive Final and Appealable Order

By Gunnar J. Gitlin and Chris S. Haaff
August
2000
Article
Page 444
A review of the cases that have diminished appellate courts' power to review domestic relations cases.

Attorneys can receive reimbursement for their fees either under the provisions of the Workers’ Compensation Act or based on a private arrangement with the client

July
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 380
On May 18, 2000, the Illinois Supreme Court reversed the appellate court and held that section 5(b) of the Workers' Compensation Act permitted an attorney to recover his attorney fees only as delineated in the Act and not in conjunction with a private fee arrangement.

Background checks for licensed exempt child care providers

July
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 380
On April 5, 2000, the Illinois Department of Human Services adopted emergency amendments to section 50 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 50.

Balancing the Tripartite Relationship between Defendant, Defense Counsel, and Insurer

By David H. Anderson
July
2000
Article
Page 384
A review of issues important both to defense lawyers and counsel for the insured.

A Beginner’s Guide to Information Security and The Legal Profession

By Frank P. Andreano
October
2000
Article
Page 592
The basics of protecting e-mail and electronic information from interception.

“Best Efforts” Promises Under Illinois Law

By James M. Van Vliet Jr.
December
2000
Article
Page 698
Under Illinois law, "best efforts" promises apparently are not binding when the parties have failed to specify a level of performance. The author discusses the implications.

Bluebook Blues: Changes in the Seventeenth Edition

By Maureen B. Collins
November
2000
Column
Page 663
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, the new edition of the Bluebook is waiting to taunt you with its incomprehensible minutiae.

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.

Brownfields Redevelopment in Illinois

By Christine A. Picker and Kevin Jack
September
2000
Article
Page 526
The authors review the current climate for redeveloping environmentally contaminated property in Illinois.

Brownfields Redevelopment Loan Program

November
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 624
On August 8, 2000, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (agency) adopted new sections to section 886 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 35 Ill Adm Code 886.

CANTS check for child-care providers

November
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 624
On September 1, 2000, the Illinois Department of Human Services (department) adopted new amendments to section 50 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 50.

Capital Crimes Litigation Trust Fund

March
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 128
On December 23, 1999, the Office of the Illinois State Treasurer adopted emergency rules to section 725 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 74 Ill Adm Code 725.

The Case for Making Pre-Impact Fear Compensable in Survival Actions

By Jeffrey J. Kroll
August
2000
Article
Page 462
The author argues that Illinois should follow other states and make pre-impact fear compensable.

The Cautious Interplay Between Trademarks and Internet Domain Name

By Aaron W. Brooks
February
2000
Article
Page 74
Find out what to do when your client’s trademark has been registered as someone else’s domain name.

Cell Phones and the Next Big Thing

By Todd H. Flaming
February
2000
Column
Page 107
Cell phones are about to take a quantum leap in power and functionality — maybe you’d best sit tight until they do.

Certain sex offenders prohibited from living near schools; P.A. 91-911

October
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 563
Although no sex offender will be forced to move from his or her home, certain offenders will no longer be allowed to reside near certain protected areas under a new Illinois law signed by Gov. George H. Ryan.

Chief Justice Moses W. Harrison

January
2000
Cover Story
Page 7
Illinois Supreme Court Justice Moses W. Harrison II of Caseyville in the fifth appellate district began a three-year term as chief justice on Jan. 1.

Circuit Breaker Program for elderly expanded; P.A. 91-699

July
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 380
Public Act 91-699, which will take effect next year, expands the state's Circuit Breaker Program by increasing the minimum level of income for eligibility and expanding coverage for drugs used to treat certain diseases.

A Civil Action

By Maureen B. Collins
October
2000
Column
Page 601
It may not be in your client's best interest to approach your relationship with opposing counsel as if it were war.

Civil Penalties Under the Illinois Environmental Protection Act

By Patrick D. Shaw
June
2000
Article
Page 344
A survey of the law governing whether and what penalties are appropriate under the IEPA.

College Savings Pool

July
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 380
On March 24, 2000, the Illinois Treasurer's Office adopted emergency rules to section 2500 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 23 Ill Adm Code 2500.

Commercial driver training schools

September
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 500
On June 2, 2000, the Illinois Secretary of State adopted emergency amendments to section 1060 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 92 Ill Adm Code 1060.

Comparative Fault, Contribution, and Joint and Several Liability: An Agrument Against Reconciliation

By William R. Tapella II
December
2000
Article
Page 694
The courts and legislature should avoid pleas for false symmetry among the three, this author argues.

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