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Undistracting drivers: First no texting, next no talking?

By Adam W. Lasker
March
2012
LawPulse
Page 126
Will Illinois join the states that prohibit drivers from talking on cell phones and using other hand-held devices?

Uniform Commercial Code adds penalties for filing fraudulent records. PA 097-0836

October
2012
Illinois Law Update
Page 520
Illinois lawmakers have added section 9-501.1 to the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), creating penalties for persons who cause a false record to be communicated to the filing office.

The Uniform Foreign-Country Money Judgments Act enacted. PA 097-0140

February
2012
Illinois Law Update
Page 76
Illinois lawmakers have enacted the Uniform Foreign-Country Money Judgments Recognition Act. (735 ILCS 5/12-661 - 672 new)

Unregistered employee leasing company retains protection of exclusive remedy provision of Workers’ Compensation Act

January
2012
Illinois Law Update
Page 16
An injured employee cannot recover additional tort damages beyond the exclusive remedy of the Workers' Compensation Act merely because the defendant employee leasing company failed to comply with the registration requirement of the Employee Leasing Company Act, according to the fifth district appellate court.

The Value of Our Senior Lawyers

By John E. Thies
October
2012
Column
Page 512
The ISBA tips its hat to its fastest growing demographic.

Victims of ‘emergency’-related training injuries may qualify for benefits

By Adam W. Lasker
August
2012
LawPulse
Page 398
Public safety workers hurt during training can get healthcare benefits, but only if the injuries were caused by emergencies and not planned activities, the supreme court rules.

Video gaming expanded to fraternal and veteran establishments without liquor licenses. PA 097-0594

July
2012
Illinois Law Update
Page 352
The Video Gaming Act has been amended to allow video gaming in fraternal or veteran establishments without a liquor license (230 ILCS 40/55).

The Virtual Water Cooler: Limits on Firing Employees for Work-Related Facebook Posts

By Charles J. Muhl
March
2012
Article
Page 136
An employee complains on Facebook about her workplace. Obviously she can be fired or otherwise disciplined, right? Don't be so sure.

Voluntary Dismissal: The Hudson Doctrine Four Years Later

By Anne M. Skrodzki
June
2012
Article
Page 302
In Hudson v. City of Chicago, the Illinois Supreme Court held that the res judicata doctrine limits a plaintiff’s ability to refile a voluntarily dismissed claim after the involuntary dismissal of an earlier claim. So when can a voluntary claim be refiled?

A well-kept secret: the Illinois deposit of wills

By Adam W. Lasker
July
2012
LawPulse
Page 346
Tired of – and nervous about – storing clients’ original wills on your premises? Consider the Illinois Secretary of State’s deposit of wills.

What Lawyers Should Know about the Affordable Care Act

By David C. Szostak
August
2012
Article
Page 418
A summary of key features of the newly upheld Affordable Care Act, the largest and most complex health care legislation in decades.

What the Illinois Bar Foundation Means to Me

By John G. Locallo
May
2012
Column
Page 232
Joining the ISBA's charitable arm lets you give back to the profession, help those who need it, and have fun in the process.

Why Adequate Court Funding Continues to be an ISBA Priority

By John E. Thies
November
2012
Column
Page 572
Bar associations and the lawyers they serve must promote adequate funding.

Why Do Senior Lawyers Continue to Practice?

By H. Joseph Gitlin
October
2012
Column
Page 558
A senior lawyer ruminates about why he is still at it.

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