Articles From Kevin J. Stine

Employment Law Update for All Illinois Employers (Including Law Firms) By Kevin J. Stine Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, September 2019 Illinois has recently enacted new statutes that affect all Illinois employers, including law firms.
Simple advice to ward off fraudsters By Kevin J. Stine Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, December 2018 Security breaches can be minimized by simply following some basic rules regarding passwords and email use.
Bank does not owe a duty of ordinary care to maintain and guard a customer’s accounts and protect the account holder from fraud, abuse and waste By Kevin J. Stine Trusts and Estates, September 2017 The First District Appellate Court recently issued its decision in Epstein v. Bochko.
Bank does not owe a duty of ordinary care to maintain and guard a customer’s accounts and protect the account holder from fraud, abuse and waste By Kevin J. Stine Commercial Banking, Collections, and Bankruptcy, July 2017 The First District Appellate Court recently issued its decision in Epstein v. Bochko.
When can I destroy my records? By Kevin J. Stine Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, June 2017 In March 2017 the ISBA issued Advisory Professional Conduct Advisory Opinion 17-02 to help attorneys find a solution for this common question.
Confession of judgment clause valid in note with variable interest rate By Kevin J. Stine Commercial Banking, Collections, and Bankruptcy, October 2016 On August 26, the First District Appellate Court issued an opinion in Cole v. Davis, concluding that a confession of judgment clause with a fixed principal amount due and a variable interest rate is not legally insufficient under Illinois case law interpreting the statutory right to confess judgment.
Smart phones in the workplace—Eating away at office efficiency By Kevin J. Stine Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, October 2016 What reasonable boundaries should you set to ensure smart phones don't contribute to your firm's inefficiency?
Clear and convincing burden of proof required for joint owner to claim ownership of garnished funds By Kevin J. Stine Commercial Banking, Collections, and Bankruptcy, August 2016 In Gataric v. Colak,, the Illinois Appellate Court held that a joint owner of a bank account seized in a supplementary proceeding must prove by clear and convincing evidence that the non-debtor joint owner is in fact the owner of the funds in the account.
Timesheets and billing tips By Kevin J. Stine Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, March 2014 The author provides some thoughtful tips to help you draft successful timesheets, and a sample engagement letter to use as a guide.

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