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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.