Articles From 1999

Whether a second dismissal is “with prejudice” under the “two dismissal rule” of Fed. R. Civ. Pro. 41(a)(1) is to be determined when a third action is filed not by a rule 59(e) motion By Michael Todd Scott Corporate Law Departments, December 1999 In CSMC v. Boeing, No. 97-56439 (9th Cir., Sept. 27, 1999), CSMC filed suit against Boeing in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Later, CSMC filed an identical action in L.A. Superior Court.
Willful destruction of documents during civil discovery can lead to criminal obstruction of justice charges By Dana Silver Corporate Law Departments, October 1999 In United States v. Lundwall, 1 F. Supp. 2d 249 (1998), the United States District Court ruled that an alleged violation of 18 U.S.C. section 1503, obstruction of justice, reaches the willful destruction of documents during civil discovery. The statute had never been applied in the context of civil discovery.
Words and phrases index Insurance Law, December 1999 Insured's alleged misappropriation of customer list was not advertising injury.
Words and phrases index Insurance Law, October 1999 Transmission of complaint to insurer did not furnish sufficient written notice of potential claim under policy's extension clause for three unrelated complaints filed after coverage terminated.
Words and phrases index Insurance Law, June 1999 Owner's and general contractor's failure to tender defenses to their own liability insurers was not breach of cooperation clause under subcontractor's CGL policy naming them additional insureds.
Words and phrases index Insurance Law, January 1999 Insurer's delay in settling uninsured motorist claim was vexatious and unreasonable under section 155 of Illinois Insurance Code.
Word® word counts and the type-volume limitations By John C. Craig Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, November 1999 Under Rule 32(a)(7)(A) of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, a principal brief may exceed 30 pages only if it: (1) contains no more than 14,000 words, Rule 32(a)(7)(B)(i), and (2) includes a certificate of the attorney that it complies with this "type-volume" limitation, Rule 32(a)(7)(C)
Workers’ compensation review—1998 term cases of significance By Michael J. Colwell Workers’ Compensation Law, March 1999 The Industrial Commission Division of the Illinois Appellate Court hears appeals that arise out of proceedings before the Illinois Industrial Commission.
Working effectively: Team work with your office assistant Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, October 1999 The bottom line in all businesses is getting the work done efficiently. Recently a very informal survey was made of law office assistants and their assigned attorneys.
Worth reading Alternative Dispute Resolution, April 1999 Nolan-Haley, Jacqueline, M., Lawyers, Clients, and Mediation, Notre Dame Law Review: 1998, Vol. 3, No. 5, pgs. 1369-1390.
Wyoming v. Houghton: The pendulum continues its swing to the right By Daniel T. Gillespie Traffic Laws and Courts, October 1999 Twenty years ago, then Justice Rehnquist joined Justice Blackmun's dissent in Arkansas v. Sanders, 442 U.S. 753, 99 S. Ct. 2586, 61 L. Ed. 2d 235 (1979), urging the Court to adopt a clear-cut rule to the effect that a warrant should not be required to seize and search personal property found in an automobile that may in turn be seized and searched without a warrant pursuant to Carroll v. United States, 267 U.S. 132, 69 L. Ed. 543, 45 S. Ct. 280 (1925) and Chambers v. Maroney, 399 U.S. 42, 90 S. Ct. 1975, 26 L. Ed. 2d 419 (1970).
Y2K for the Business Manager who has NO TIME to Deal with Y2K** Business and Securities Law, March 1999 Much has been written about "the Year 2000 computer problem" which requires converting 2-digit dates into 4-digit ones that recognize the difference between the 1900's and the 2000's.
Y2K for the Small Business (or Law Firm) By Donna J. Cunningham Business Advice and Financial Planning, October 1999 You know that the "Year 2000 computer bug" (Y2K) refers to the problems arising when a computer can't tell the difference between the 1900's and the 2000's because dates have been programmed and recorded as two digits (98) rather than 4 digits (1998).
Y2K lawsuits—causes of action and defenses By Todd H. Flaming Business and Securities Law, October 1999 No doubt you've heard predictions that the "Year 2000" bug will cause computers all around the world to crash.
Y2K legislation alters class action jurisdiction By James E. Pfander Civil Practice and Procedure, October 1999 On July 20, 1999, President Bill Clinton signed a version of the Y2K legislation that had been making its way through Congress.
Y2K snapshots By Donna J. Cunningham Business and Securities Law, October 1999 While it is still 6:00 am in Chicago, the year 2000 will arrive in New Zealand, making its citizens first to learn what exactly the Y2K bug will do.
Y2K—The Year 2000 computer crisis for the attorney providing business advice By Michael H. Erde Commercial Banking, Collections, and Bankruptcy, January 1999 With the Millennium approaching, much has been written about what is called the pending "Y2K," or Year 2000, computer crisis.
Year 2000: Should lawyers be concerned? By Roger L. Rutherford Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, March 1999 The question that I am asked most often by other lawyers who know of my interest in the Year 2000 problem ("Y2K") is: "Do lawyers truly have to be concerned about Y2K problems?"
Year 2000: The business interruption & legal malpractice risks for every lawyer By Annie E. Thar Business and Securities Law, October 1999 Let's put aside all of the apocalyptic predictions of planes falling out of the sky and global economic collapse.
YLD announces elder program and receives award from the ABA Young Lawyers Division, April 1999 At the Midyear Meeting in Los Angeles this February, LaRhonda Barnes, chair of the ABA YLD announced that the ISBA YLD won a $2,000 grant from the ABA Fund for Justice and Education.
YLD attends U. of Illinois basketball game Young Lawyers Division, April 1999 On January 30, 1999, the ISBA YLD and the Champaign County Bar Association hosted a pre-game tailgate party at Jillian's in Champaign for area YLD members.
Your partner in practice—the Illinois State Bar Association By Robert E. Craghead Young Lawyers Division, October 1999 It's not just your father's state bar association any more. Or your mother's.
Zimmerman and Harinek: After two strikes is the special duty doctrine really “out”? By Janet N. Petsche Local Government Law, January 1999 After two recent Illinois Supreme Court decisions, one issued in February and one in June 1998, there can't be much uncertainty that the application of the special duty doctrine to contravene governmental immunities to tort liability granted by the General Assembly is unconstitutional.