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Confidential supervisory information disclosure

October
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 563
On July 28, 2000, the Illinois Office of Banks and Real Estate adopted new sections to section 325 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 38 Ill Adm Code 325.

Consumer protection law protects caller ID benefits; P.A. 91-182

May
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 252
Under a new Illinois law, consumers with caller identification service are now protected from telemarketer and automatic dialer schemes designed to impede the advantages of their service.

Correctional Industries Program

January
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 16
On November 1, 1999, the Illinois Department of Corrections adopted new parts to section 117 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 20 Ill Adm Code 117.

Correspondence from Our Readers

December
2000
Column
Page 678
Civility, please.

Correspondence from Our Readers

October
2000
Column
Page 554
Laurels for a laureate

Correspondence from Our Readers

September
2000
Column
Page 490
Nursing home overview a "brief from plaintiff's viewpoint"?

Correspondence from Our Readers

By Herb Franks
July
2000
Column
Page 374
I am writing my first column as president of the Illinois State Bar Association. As I promised at the ISBA Annual Meeting, there are no new programs.

Correspondence from Our Readers

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

Correspondence from Our Readers

June
2000
Column
Page 302
Wards as defendants in dissolution proceedings.

Correspondence from Our Readers

May
2000
Column
Page 246
Flood-of-PD-lawsuits prediction all wet?

Correspondence from Our Readers

April
2000
Column
Page 186
More on instructing jurors before opening statements

Correspondence from Our Readers

March
2000
Column
Page 118
Avoiding SSA withholding

Correspondence from Our Readers

January
2000
Column
Page 6
More on modifying employee handbooks.

County hospital and employees immune from liability for failure to diagnose breast cancer

August
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 438
On June 15, 2000, the Illinois Supreme Court affirmed the lower court's grant of summary judgment to the defendants under the Local Government and Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act (the Act) (745 ILCS 10/1-101 et seq. (West 1992)).

Court upholds decedent’s testamentary gift to dental school, which a university closed several months prior to testator’s death, because plain language of will revealed testator’s intent to provide university with a gift.

September
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 500
On July 13, 2000, the Third District of the Appellate Court of Illinois affirmed the trial court's grant of summary judgment to Northwestern University ("university").

Covenant not to compete was held void as against public policy because it lacked specific durational and geographic restrictions

September
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 500
On July 20, 2000, the seventh circuit court of appeals affirmed the district court's decision to grant summary judgment to the defendant.

Creating a Document to Meet Your Client’s Needs

By Maureen B. Collins
January
2000
Column
Page 47
Drafting a seaworthy document requires more than pasting form provisions into place; you have to learn the facts and the law.

Criminal trespass to residence now felony in some circumstances; P.A. 91-895

November
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 624
As a result of a new Illinois law, the Illinois State Police established a pilot program aimed at testing technology designed to measure driver impairment caused by alcohol or other drug use.

Day Care Information Line

September
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 500
On July 1, 2000, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (department) adopted amendments to section 378 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 378.

Day labor service registration

August
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 438
On April 17, 2000, the Illinois Department of Labor adopted eight new sections to section 260 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 56 Ill Adm Code 260.

De minimus nature of defect in sidewalk is not sufficient reason to grant summary judgment when injury was reasonably foreseeable

November
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 624
On September 1, 2000, the second district of the Appellate Court of Illinois reversed the trial court's grant of summary judgment to the defendant, Old Kent Bank, on Harris' claim of negligence for injuries she sustained after tripping and falling on the sidewalk upon exiting the bank.

The Death of Special Appearances

By Keith H. Beyler
January
2000
Article
Page 30
A new procedure for making a personal jurisdiction objection took effect this month. A drafter of the new law explains. Join the online Q & A at www.isba.org.

Defendant must face custodial interrogation to effectively invoke Miranda right to counsel

November
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 624
On September 21, 2000, the Supreme Court of Illinois ruled that the trial court did not err in refusing to suppress a confession given by the defendant while in custody on a murder charge.

Defendant who permitted recreational public use of its lands owed no duty of care

February
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 68
On December 2, 1999, the Illinois Supreme Court affirmed the appellate court’s holding that Universities Research Association, Inc., was not liable for injuries suffered by plaintiff Donald Fraser.

Despite gubernatorial veto, General Assembly permissively approves sales taxes for all nonhome rule municipalities; P.A. 91-649

March
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 128
Public Act 91-649 permissively approves sales taxes for all nonhome rule municipalities. Previously, a nonhome rule municipality needed at least 130,000 inhabitants to pursue a sales tax, which effectively precluded most proposals.

Dissemination of secret videotapes or photographs now a Class 4 felony P.A. 91-910

October
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 563
Knowingly videotaping or photographing persons in locker rooms, changing rooms, or hotel bedrooms will soon be a Class A misdemeanor under a new amendment to the Criminal Code.

Distinguishing Between Securities Accounts and Deposit Accounts Under the UCC

By René Ghadimi
December
2000
Article
Page 719
This article discusses the important and sometimes elusive distinction between the two accounts.

Drafting Contract Provisions for E-commerce Sites

By Richard C. Balough
January
2000
Article
Page 40
Tips for drafting contracts that govern the rights and obligations of e-commerce-site users.

Drafting Transaction Documents: The Pieces of the Puzzle

By Maureen B. Collins
February
2000
Column
Page 110
Assemble the standard provisions and create the picture of a well-done deal.

Drafting with Style

By Maureen B. Collins
March
2000
Column
Page 173
In the last two columns we looked at the drafting process and component parts of transaction documents.

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