Articles on General Practice

Amendment to Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act Increases Damages for Violations of the Act By Mary Anne Gerstner General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, September 2021 An amendment to the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act was enacted into law in July 9, 2021.
A Fractured Life By Stephen Hoffman General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, September 2021 Our civil justice system of torts is based upon monetary compensation to injury victims.
New Statutory Provisions Require Sealing of Residential Eviction Cases By Michael Zink General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, September 2021 In May 2021 the Illinois General Assembly enacted several purportedly temporary amendments to the Eviction Act. The new provisions, docketed as 735 ILCS 5/9-121.5 and 735 ILCS 5/9-122, set forth the conditions under which eviction cases shall be sealed for a specific time period defined in the amendment.
Small Businesses: Time to Brush Up on Employment Law General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, September 2021 Two pointers on the recent changes to the Human Rights Act that now apply to all employers regardless of their size.
When the Caregiver Needs Care General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, January 2021 To continue to zealously represent our clients, we should take a proactive approach to our physical, mental, and emotional health.
Are You Paying Too Much for Your Client’s Medical Records? By Michael K. Muldoon General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, November 2019 The HITECH Act encourages the use of electronic records by health care providers and makes it easier for patients to obtain their health care records.
Evidentiary Admissions and Judicial Admissions: A Quick Refresher By Michael J. Maslanka General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, November 2019 Armstead v. National Freight, Inc. provides a good explanation of the differences between evidentiary admissions and judicial admissions.
The Illinois Appellate Court Affirmed the Trial Court’s Dismissal of a Verified Complaint for Failure to Allege Adequate Consideration for a Noncompete Agreement By Mary Anne Gerstner General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, November 2019 The appellate court affirmed the trial court’s dismissal of a verified complaint for failure to allege adequate consideration for a noncompete agreement where the verified complaint alleged continued employment as the only consideration for the noncompete covenant and the employee resigned in less than two years.
Reading the advance sheets By Chad S. Beckett General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, December 2018 As practitioners, we are best served by regular access to the latest research in whatever branch of the law we engage.
Chairperson’s corner By Timothy E. Duggan General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, September 2004 Welcome to the 2004-2005 Section Council Year. It is an honor for me to be chairman of the General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section Council.
Revestment By Leonard Murray General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, February 1999 No doubt it is the common perception that once a dismissal for want of prosecution ("dwp") is entered in an action, unless otherwise vacated by order of court, it divests a court of jurisdiction of that action.
Reflection after 40 years By James J. Elson General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, January 1999 May 23, 1957, is the date when I was admitted to the bar. For most of the 40 years since, I have been privileged to be a general practitioner which in my opinion is the essence of real lawyering.
To get the job done By David Spagat General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, January 1999 You are an environmentalist. Your group has very important legislation to be proposed to Congress.

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