Chair’s ColumnBy Thomas D. CavenaghAlternative Dispute Resolution, November 1999It is an honor and a privilege to serve this year as the chair of the distinguished group of professionals serving as section council members and for the members of the Section at large.
Chair’s ColumnAlternative Dispute Resolution, June 1999This marks the final newsletter for our 1998-1999 year. It has been a pleasure for me to serve in this capacity.
Chair’s ColumnAlternative Dispute Resolution, April 1999In previous issues, I have made mention of the fact that our section council was proceeding to draft legislation regarding the certification of mediators in Illinois.
Chair’s ColumnBy Herb BellAlternative Dispute Resolution, January 1999In my previous chair's column, I outlined in a very general way the goals for the ADR Section Council
The chair’s cornerBy Richard D. HanniganWorkers’ Compensation Law, November 1999We're about to enter a new century and some of us, me included, are still in the early 90's, doubting that computers and this Internet stuff will affect our practice.
Changes in Illinois wage deduction lawBy Michael M. DurrYoung Lawyers Division, April 1999On January 1, 1999, the Illinois wage deduction statute (735 ILCS 5/12-801, et seq.) was amended by the General Assembly.
Chapter 12 DIP avoids landlord’s lien on cropsBy Jeffrey D. RichardsonCommercial Banking, Collections, and Bankruptcy, December 1999The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Illinois has held that a Chapter 12 Debtor-in-Possession can use the lien avoidance powers granted a trustee to avoid the landlord's crop lien granted by Illinois statute in 735 ILCS 5/9-316.
Chicago conference a success!By Ann Breen-GrecoAdministrative Law, August 1999If you did not attend NAALJ's recent midyear conference, which was held in Chicago May 6-8, you missed a program which was, in many ways, unique among legal programs.
Chicago’s smorgasbord of taxesState and Local Taxation, March 1999A new client enters your office stating their desire to open a new five-star hotel on the lakefront of downtown Chicago and wants you to handle any and all Chicago tax compliance issues.
Children’s assistance programsYoung Lawyers Division, October 1999Over lunch one day at the Hickory Pit Restaurant, a good friend and colleague, John Fallon, told me about an organization that he actively supports and the inspiring story its founder, Ann Deuel. Ms. Deuel, guided by a divine sense of purpose, established Jamal Place, Inc., a not-for-profit agency established for children to provide therapeutic group home care for behavior disordered and socially or emotionally disturbed preteen and adolescents.
Circuit court statisticsBench and Bar, June 1999Preliminary statistical data compiled by the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts show the following with regard to law jury cases over $50,000 terminated by verdict in the circuit courts during 1998.
Cites from June 1999 issueInsurance Law, October 1999American Family Mutual Insurance Company v. Hinde, 302 Ill.App.3d 227, 705 N.E.2d 956, 235 Ill. Dec. 773 (2nd dist. 1999)
Cites from March 1999 issueInsurance Law, June 1999American Alliance Insurance Company v. IARW Insurance Company, Ltd., 165 F.3d 558 (7th Cir. 1999)
Civil practice updateBy Patrick J. HitpasGeneral Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, October 1999The Illinois Supreme Court has held that the amendment to the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act which repealed the Act's treble damages provision, and limited recovery for violations of the Act to actual damages, costs, and attorney fees, is to be applied retroactively.
Civil Practice UpdateBy Patrick J. HitpasGeneral Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, March 1999Supreme Court Rule 239 has been amended effective January 1, 1999, to add the following language:
Claims-made policyInsurance Law, October 1999The 1991, Aetna issued a claims made pension and welfare fund fiduciary responsibility insurance policy to the Allsteel Retirement Income Plan with a policy period of December 31, 1991 to December 31, 1992.
The Clean Water Act and the Tulloch RuleBy James D. CottrellAgricultural Law, March 1999Maintenance of agricultural surface water drainage improvements has always been of the utmost importance in the state of Illinois, whether performed by individual farmers, or by the many drainage districts which have been formed in the last century.
Co-editor’s noteBy John L. NisivacoTort Law, December 1999Our first article is written by Cook County Circuit Court Associate Judges Daniel T. Gillespie and Mary K. Rochford.
Co-editor’s noteTort Law, May 1999Our first article is by section council member Scott B. Gibson, Scott B. Gibson, Ltd., Waukegan, Illinois. Mr. Gibson represented the plaintiff in Henrich v. Libertyville High School, et al.
Co-editor’s noteBusiness and Securities Law, March 1999In addition to our usual columns, this issue contains articles by Dexter Johnson on how to Stay Out of Trouble with the SEC, and Brent Gwillim on Piercing the Corporate Veil.
Co-editor’s noteTort Law, January 1999The first article, by section council member Charles Winkler, Winkler and Gorey, Ltd., discusses the new amended CTA notice requirement.
Collateral estoppelInsurance Law, June 1999Insurer that defended insured in underlying action without reservation of rights was collaterally estopped from relitigating issue of insured's liability in subsequent arbitration.
Collegium newsBusiness Advice and Financial Planning, September 1999This year the section again successfully ran its annual collegium at two separate venues: Chicago and Springfield.
Community spouse wins large Medicaid asset transfer amountBy Steven C. PerlisElder Law, November 1999In a recent case in Cook County Chancery Division, a community spouse applying for Medicaid for her nursing facility resident husband succeeded in a contested case in keeping assets above the $81,960 asset allowance and income above the $2,049 monthly income allowance.