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Unfinished Business: The U.S. Supreme Court’s Recent Labor-and-Employment Cases

By Douglas A. Darch
April
2003
Article
Page 188
A review of the U.S. Supreme Court's remarkably large output of labor-and-employment cases in 2002.

Unjust Enrichment Claims in Illinois: Applying a Venerable Doctrine to Modern Disputes

By Ronald M. Lepinskas
October
2003
Article
Page 514
The nature, elements, and limitations of the remedy under Illinois law.

Use Financial, Management Reports to Increase Your Profitability

By Paul Sullivan
May
2003
Column
Page 257
Your accounting program can produce reports that help you measure productivity and improve your bottom line. Are you using them to full advantage?

Using Polygraph Results to Decide “Good Faith Denial of Coverage” Cases

By James E. DeFranco
January
2003
Article
Page 32
The author argues that polygraph results should not be admissible to establish whether an insurer did or didn't act in good faith.

Using the ‘Net to Research Illinois Legislative History

By Phill Johnson
March
2003
Column
Page 147
Thanks to the General Assembly's Web site, researching recent legislative history is easier than ever. Here's a step-by-step guide.

Venue will be transferred to an adjacent county under the doctrine of forum non conveniens when the balance of private and public interest factors strongly favors the transfer.

November
2003
Illinois Law Update
Page 550
On August 21, 2003, the Illinois Supreme Court reversed the judgments of the appellate and circuit courts denying the defendants' motion to transfer the action under the doctrine of forum non conveniens.

Verbs: Putting Action into Your Words

By Lisa McGrady
March
2003
Column
Page 145
Part two of our journey into the wonderful world of composition and grammar.

Village zoning ordinance excluding home day-care facilities in residential districts impermissibly infringed upon state licensing procedures

July
2003
Illinois Law Update
Page 332
On April 17, 2003, the Illinois Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the appellate court that a nonhome rule unit of local government may not use its statutory zoning authority to prevent the operation of a home day-care facility licensed by the Department of Children and Family Services.

Visitation Abuse v Unlawful Visitation Interference; Is There Comfort for Noncustodial Parents?

By Celia Guzaldo Gamrath
September
2003
Article
Page 450
A comparison of the civil visitation abuse statute and criminal visitation interference law.

What HIPAA’s Privacy Regs Mean for Employers and Group Health Plans

By Aaron W. Brooks
April
2003
Article
Page 192
Guidance for lawyers and their employer clients.

What I Learned from Television

By Maureen B. Collins
September
2003
Column
Page 471
The observant couch-potato can actually learn a lesson or two from the tube about effective communication.

What is jurisdictional, anyway?

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
March
2003
LawPulse
Page 110
The supreme court's recent assertion that it lacked jurisdiction because an affidavit of intent to appeal was defective arguably begs the question, "What is jurisdictional?"

What’s So Funny About Peace, Love, and Understanding?

By Terrence J. Lavin
October
2003
Column
Page 484
The need for civility is one of those constant issues that seem to plague the legal profession. 

When conducting a routine traffic stop, a police officer’s questioning may not change the fundamental nature of the stop without any reasonable, articulable suspicion that the individual had committed a crime

September
2003
Illinois Law Update
Page 436
On June 26, 2003, the Appellate Court of Illinois, Fifth District, reversed both the order of the Circuit Court of Richland County denying the defendant's motion to suppress evidence and the defendant's conviction of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.

When credible-evidence standard used to determine whether finding of abuse indicated under 325 ILCS 5/1 et seq., administrative appeal must be under preponderance-of-evidence standard

February
2003
Illinois Law Update
Page 62
On November 20, 2002, the Appellate Court of Illinois, Fourth District, affirmed the order of the circuit court of Champaign County reversing the decision made on administrative appeal.

While municipality may adopt regulations imposing weight limitations on trucks or commercial vehicles within its jurisdiction, it must clearly post signs in order to provide motorists with reasonable notice

August
2003
Illinois Law Update
Page 384
On May 20, 2003, the Appellate Court of Illinois, Fourth District, reversed the order of the circuit court of Macon County granting the city of Decatur.

Wife’s petition for injunctive relief, compelling husband to reinstate her name as beneficiary of trust and prevent further transfer of marital property, failed to state cause of action

March
2003
Illinois Law Update
Page 116
On November 27, 2002, the Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, affirmed the order of the Circuit Court of Cook County granting the husband's motion to dismiss the wife's petition for injunctive relief for failure to state a cause of action.

Will Ozik inspire more p.i. settlements?

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
September
2003
LawPulse
Page 430
According to plaintiffs' lawyers, a recent appellate court ruling means that more defendants will be found jointly, rather than just severally, liable. And that could make them more willing to settle.

The Wireless Alternative

By Todd Flaming
June
2003
Column
Page 309
Wireless networking has come into its own, and it might be right for you and your firm.

Workin’ overtime

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
August
2003
LawPulse
Page 374
Proposed federal regs would redefine exemptions from overtime laws, particularly for managerial employees.

Working the Problem

By Paul D. Callister
January
2003
Column
Page 43
Some leading litigation-related online resources.

A Writer’s Resolutions for the New Year

By Maureen B. Collins
January
2003
Column
Page 39
Put your nose on a diet? Tone up your grammar skills? Here's a legal writer's list of New Year's resolutions.

§3-106 of the Tort Immunity Act is not an absolute shield from liability.

November
2003
Illinois Law Update
Page 550
On August 21, 2003, the Illinois Supreme Court reversed the judgments of the appellate and circuit courts granting summary judgment in favor of the defendants.

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