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Secured Transactions Under Illinois’ New UCC Article 9

By Catherine A. Nestrick and Andrew C. Ozete
July
2001
Article
Page 346
Read about the changes to article 9 that took effect July 1, 2001.

The Seventh Circuit Clarifies Employers’ Duties Under the ADA

By Gregory H. Andrews
June
2001
Article
Page 313
Find out how recent opinions have refined and redefined the ADA.

Showing the flag

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
November
2001
LawPulse
Page 564
There's a right way and a wrong way under the U.S. Code to display the red, white and blue.

Simplifying Illinois Readoptions of Foreign-Born Children

By Chris S. Haaff
September
2001
Article
Page 464
The author recommends ways to streamline the system.

Since monetary damages provide plaintiff with an adequate remedy at law, an injunction amounts to an impermissible prejudgment attachment

August
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 398
On June 21, 2001, the Appellate Court of Illinois, Second District, reversed the lower court's order granting a preliminary injunction in favor of the plaintiff, William M. Franz.

Soldiers, Sailors and the Law: A Civilian Lawyer’s Guide

By Lt. Colin A. Kisor and Lt. John Fojut
June
2001
Article
Page 302
Representing a soldier? Suing one? Read this practical guide to the Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act.

“Sparklers” may soon be banned on public property; S.B. 523

June
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 286
Municipalities may soon have the authority to pass ordinances prohibiting the use or sale of certain fireworks on public property.

Special Appearance Revisited: Preserving a Jurisdictional Challenge Without an Evidentiary Hearing

By Edward S. Margolis
June
2001
Article
Page 317
Section 2-301 of the Code of Civil Procedure may just be the answer.

Sports and the ADA After PGA Tour v Martin

By Kelly Collier Cleland
September
2001
Article
Page 480
The U.S. Supreme Court struck the right balance in golfer Casey Martin's case, this author opines.

Stamped facsimile of attorney’s signature sufficient to satisfy requirements of notice provision of the Code of Civil Procedure

July
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 342
On May 10, 2001, the Appellate Court of Illinois, Second District, reversed the circuit court's dismissal of the plaintiff's complaint.

State reimbursement to counties for portion of public defender salaries; H.B. 549

June
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 286
Currently, state funding for indigent defense of criminal charges is available only in capital cases.

Students can opt-out of classroom dissections under new law; P.A. 91-771

February
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 60
Students who do not want to take part in classroom dissections no longer have to under the newly created Dissection Alternatives Act.

Students with asthma now allowed to self-administer medication at school P.A. 92-402

December
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 624
Recent legislation gives students with asthma the ability to prevent or control asthma attacks at school.

Supporting Organizations: The Less Expensive Alternative to Private Foundations

By Fredrick B. Weber
March
2001
Article
Page 128
Find out how IRC section 509(a)(3) supporting organizations can be an attractive alternative to traditional foundations.

Supreme Court Rule 213 imposes a mandatory duty on parties to disclose trial witnesses and the subject of their testimony upon written interrogatory

October
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 516
On August 20, 2001, the Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, reversed the trial court and granted the plaintiff insurance company a new trial, holding that the defendant had violated the disclosure requirements of Supreme Court Rule 213. 177 Ill 2d R 213.

Tailgates on certain vehicles must be in good repair - P.A. 91-858

January
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 14
A law requiring motorists on Illinois highways to use tarpaulins or covers in some instances will now require many of those same vehicles to have effective tailgates.

Taking an Equity Interest in a Client; Is it Worth the Risk?

By Anne E. Thar
February
2001
Column
Page 101
Should you take your fee in the form of stock options in a client company? Before you say "yes," read on.

TANF benefit limit exemption

November
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 568
On September 1, 2001, the Illinois Department of Human Services (department) adopted an emergency amendment to section 112 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 112.

Technology in a Cost-Conscious Era

By Todd Flaming
April
2001
Column
Page 205
What if, instead of buying a lot of separate programs, you put all of your data on one computer and use a standard Web browser like Internet Explorer to input, search, and display the results?

Ten Tips for Responding to an ARDC Inquiry

By Karen J. Dilibert
April
2001
Column
Page 213
Being the subject of an ARDC grievance is a lawyer's nightmare. Here's what to do; and what not to; if it happens to you.

Thank You, Senior Counselors

By Tim Eaton
September
2001
Column
Page 448
On July 12th, the ISBA honored its 50-year members as senior counselors during a luncheon at The Standard Club.

Tired of the Paper Chase? Here’s a Better Binder

By Todd Flaming
August
2001
Column
Page 431
Until the paperless office arrives, consider this approach to storing and organizing hard-copy documents.

Tort of retaliatory discharge does not extend to demotion

March
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 116
On December 29, 2000, the First District of the Appellate Court of Illinois held that the plaintiff employee's alleged demotion did not constitute "discharge" as required of a retaliatory discharge claim, and that Illinois does not recognize a cause of action for retaliatory demotion.

Treasure Hunting at State Agency Web Sites

By Adria P. Olmi
July
2001
Column
Page 379
Don't overlook Illinois state agency Web sites, an increasingly rich source of free information. Here are some of the best agency resources for lawyers.

Trial court has the authority under the Juvenile Court Act to order state’s attorney to prosecute a petition to terminate parental rights

September
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 454
On June 21, 2001, the Illinois Supreme Court affirmed the lower court's holding that the trial court had the authority under the Juvenile Court Act to order the state's attorney to prosecute a petition to terminate parental rights, after establishing permanency goal.

A Trial Lawyer’s Introduction to SUV Rollover Claims

By Martin J. Healy Jr.
December
2001
Article
Page 646
An overview of rollover litigation from a plaintiff's perspective.

Troxel and Lulay — Two High Courts Speak on Grandparent Visitation Rights

By David N. Schaffer
February
2001
Article
Page 74
An analysis of two important new cases that limit the power of legislatures to grant grandparent visitation.

Truants’ Alternative and Optional Education Programs

April
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 170
On January 25, 2001, the Illinois State Board of Education (board) adopted amendments and added a new section to section 205 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 23 Ill Adm Code 205.

Understanding Illinois Noncompetition Agreements and Restrictive Covenants

By Gene A. Petersen
September
2001
Article
Page 472
Tips on how to draft enforceable restrictive covenants.

Understanding the Illinois Child’s Representative Statute

By Carl W. Gilmore
September
2001
Article
Page 458
Find out which of the three options authorized by statute;GAL, child's representative, or attorney for the child;is best for your case.

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