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Impersonating a military hero is a crime : PA 094-0755

July
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 334
Out of respect for those in the military, the Illinois General Assembly amended section 17-2 of the Criminal Code of 1961 (Code), by adding subsection (a-6). 720 ILCS 5/17-2(a-6). 

In Defense of Bulger v CTA

By Anthony Longo
May
2006
Article
Page 254
A defense lawyer applauds the Bulger court's finding that evidence of subsequent remedial measures is inadmissible

In mandatory arbitration, every minute counts

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
February
2006
LawPulse
Page 62
A plaintiff must go to the Illinois Appellate Court to overturn arbitrators' finding against him for arriving minutes late for his arbitration hearing. 

“In the course of employment” is the same as “in the line of duty”

June
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 284
On March 31, 2006, the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, affirmed the decision of the Circuit Court of Cook County, holding that a prior decision in a workers' compensation action collaterally estopped the defendant village from litigating the issue of causality in a Public Employee Disability Act (PEDA) action.

Increased number of publicly owned airports considered in Airport Hazard Zoning

November
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 584
The Illinois Department of Transportation has amended part 16 of title 92, 92 Ill Adm Code 16.

Increased security authorized at railroad terminals PA 094-0736

July
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 334
Due to increasing security concerns regarding public transportation after Sept. 11, 2001, section 18c-7503 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, 625 ILCS 5/18c-7503, has been amended to provide for terminal security on railroad property by adding section 2.5 and amending subsection 3.

The Increasing Estate-Tax Exclusion Amount

By David A. Berek
August
2006
Column
Page 440
Here's a look at legislative proposals for making the higher estate-tax exclusion permanent.

Increasing umbilical cord blood donations made a public goal - PA 094-0832

October
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 526
Recently, section 2310-342 was added to the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois to make healthcare providers aware of umbilical cord blood donations. 

Information requirements for UCC forms updated

February
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 68
Effective November 28, 2005, the Illinois Secretary of State has amended Part 180 of Title 14, 14 Ill Adm Code 180. 

Insureds must give reasonable notice of claims or suits to insurers

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
July
2006
LawPulse
Page 338
The supreme court holds that insurers may refuse to indemnify insureds who don't give timely notice of a claim, even if the insurer isn't prejudiced by the delay. 

Insureds to be viewed separately in determining coverage

June
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 284
On April 3, 2006, the Illinois Appellate Court, Third District, affirmed the decision of the Circuit Court of Will County, holding that a liability insurer, Illinois Farmers Insurance Company (Farmers), had a duty to defend and indemnify two insureds, Thomas and Cindy Kure. 

Interest on Past-Due Maintenance and Child Support: the New Calculus

By David B. Yavitz
February
2006
Article
Page 76
A new law imposes interest on overdue support and changes the formula for calculating interest.

Internet Legal Portals

By Thomas Keefe
May
2006
Column
Page 264
A look at some leading one-stop-shopping centers of legal research. 

Intrastate Removal: What’s a Noncustodial Parent to Do?

By H. Joseph Gitlin
October
2006
Column
Page 558
Make sure restrictions on intrastate removal are reasonable, Gitlin says.

Investing in Your Future

By Irene F. Bahr
August
2006
Column
Page 396
What has ISBA done for you lately, you ask? Here's what.

Is There Life After (and During) Law School?

By Pamela Daley and Arla Lisa McMillan
May
2006
Article
Page 256
Should law schools do more to help students cope with the demands of legal education and practice?

Judges’ Pet Peeves: Peevish Practitioners, Poor Preparation and More

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
January
2006
Article
Page 20
From needless discovery squabbles and poor preparation among the bar to high-handedness on the bench, judges tell what bugs them.

Judicial Independence: A Citizen’s Right

By Irene F. Bahr
November
2006
Column
Page 576
Judicial Independence: A Citizen's Right

Kelo v City of New London - How Safe Is Your Castle?

By Ronald S. Cope
April
2006
Article
Page 186
A look at how Kelo affects municipalities' power to use eminent domain to promote economic development.

Lack of professional license not a bar to rendering expert opinion

August
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 404
On June 2, 2006, the Illinois Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Illinois Appellate Court, Second District, reversing and remanding the decision of the Circuit Court of Lake County to strike the affidavit of an expert witness because the witness lacked an Illinois professional license. 

The Latest on Predatory Lending Legislation

By James K. Weston
July
2006
Column
Page 380
Concerns persist about this anti-redlining program.

Legal Research and the Threat of the Available

By Thomas Keefe
November
2006
Column
Page 618
Is print research disappearing in the age of Google?

Legislation Would Reduce Confusion for Health Care, Property POA Agents

By David A. Berek
May
2006
Column
Page 262
Two important legislative proposals that estate planners should know about.

Legislature overturns one-year limit on family-law fee suits

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
September
2006
LawPulse
Page 458
    Family law practitioners now have 10 years to sue clients in an independent action for unpaid fees. 

Lender Leap-Frog: Conventional Subrogation in Lien Priority Disputes

By Barbara A. Gimbel and Edward J. Andersen
September
2006
Article
Page 494
A lender can take priority as lienholder even over a third party who recorded first. Find out how.

“Let Them Rest-in-Peace” Act passed PA 094-0772

August
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 404
In response to a Kansas church's recent anti-homosexual protests at funerals of those in the military and just before a potential protest at the funeral of a southern Illinois Army pilot, the Illinois legislature passed the "Let Them Rest-in-Peace" Act (Act). 720 ILCS 5/26-6. 

Life, Lawyering, and the Bar

By Robert K. Downs
May
2006
Column
Page 220
We must continue to promote the ideals that drew us to the profession.

Limitation period in Public Construction Bond Act is merely a minimum

April
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 174
On January 26, 2006, the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, affirmed the decision of the Circuit Court of Cook County, holding that a contractually-mandated one-year limitation period did not conflict with the provisions of the Public Construction Bond Act (Act).

The limited lockstep doctrine

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
July
2006
LawPulse
Page 338
In a dog-sniff case, the Illinois Supreme Court wrote that it will interpret state constitutional provisions more expansively than their federal counterparts only under limited circumstances. 

A Litigator’s Guide to Mediation

By James E. Sullivan and Arthur J. Murphy
January
2006
Article
Page 26
A Q&A from Cook County about how mediation works in civil cases and how it can reduce time and money spent.

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