1998-1999 Real estate case law updateReal Estate Law, January 2000Where buyers purchased property subject to an easement to maintain railroad tracks, and they were aware that the railroad's drainage ditches alongside of the tracks encroached beyond the actual easement, the encroachment ripened into a prescriptive easement over time.
1999 key real estate legislationBy Marylou Lowder KentReal Estate Law, May 2000HB 0902: Real Estate License Act of 2000
HB 2632: Land Sales Registration Act of 1999
AbacusLaw 13By Adrienne W. AlbrechtLegal Technology, Standing Committee on, June 2000AbacusLaw 13 is a lawyer docketing and case management program. Installation was easy and intuitive.
Abe— A Better EssayIntellectual Property, March 2000The Intellectual Property Section of the Illinois State Bar Association has established "A Better Essay" (Abe) Program, under which faculty at Illinois law schools may submit select articles by law students for consideration for publication in the section's newsletter, "Intellectual Property."
Academia at risk: antiquated IP policyBy Daniel KeganIntellectual Property, November 2000Our schools and colleges face enlarging potholes on the information superhighway because of antiquated intellectual property policies in academia. Many academic institutions have no explicit intellectual property policy; others may have established policies for inventions by faculty and researchers and trademark licensing for major college football teams.
ADA claimant must request reasonable accommodationBy William D. BrejchaEnergy, Utilities, Telecommunications, and Transportation, February 2000The U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago affirmed a trial court's summary judgment in favor of an employer and against a former employee in an Americans With Disabilities Act case brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1201 in Robin v. Espo Engineering Corp., No. 98-3909 (served 1/13/00).
Administrative law judges and the ARDCAdministrative Law, April 2000ISBA Administrative Law Section Council member Ros Kaplan, an attorney with the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Committee, spoke recently to the CBA Administrative Law Judges Committee about the ARDC and its impact on ALJs.
Administrative law on the Net 2000By Jean M. WegnerAdministrative Law, October 2000This article highlights a selection of free, web-based resources for the administrative law practitioner.
Administrative Law Section home pageAdministrative Law, February 2000Every Administrative Law Section member receives the section newsletter, written by leading practitioners. Beginning with 1999 issues, you can read and search the full text online.
Admiralty trademarksBy Daniel KeganIntellectual Property, March 2000Floating in the mid-Pacific, the record-breaking Academy Award-winning film enlightens the dark deck of the cruise ship.
Admissibility of board certificationBy Karen McNulty EnrightTort Law, June 2000In medical malpractice cases we frequently find ourselves asking a physician whether or not they are board certified.
Adoption of UCC revised Article 9 in IllinoisBy Robert T. Bruegge & Stephen OlsonCommercial Banking, Collections, and Bankruptcy, April 2000The National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws ("NCCUSL") and the American Law Institute have been working for many years on a rewrite to Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code.
ADR happeningsBy Suzanne SchmitzAlternative Dispute Resolution, October 2000A handbook for lawyers with practice checklists, published by the American Law Institute and the American Bar Association, has incorporated ADR into its materials.
ADR happeningsAlternative Dispute Resolution, June 2000Andrew Shepard, currently a law Professor at Hofstra Law School, and reporter for the revision of the Standards of Practice for Divorce and Family Mediation, sought assistance and input for the revision of the fourteen standards highlighted on the AFCC website in the January 2000 issue of Just Resolutions.
ADR happeningsAlternative Dispute Resolution, March 2000The 11th Judicial Circuit's Mandatory Arbitration program had its third anniversary on July 1st, 1999.
ADR happeningsAlternative Dispute Resolution, February 2000Following a move by the New York City Bar Association's ADR Committee, the American Bar Association has adopted a resolution supporting the use of mediators from all backgrounds, including non-legal backgrounds
ADR Internet resourcesAlternative Dispute Resolution, June 2000This Website (http://www.abcny.org) offers a list of topics in outline form, compiled by the Bar of the City of New York, intended as a guide for ADR system designers to use in the creation of standards of practice for their systems that are specific to the needs of those systems.
ADR Internet resourcesAlternative Dispute Resolution, February 2000Includes information on mediation in general and specific mediation topics, as well as a conflict resolution resource center with material on facilitating non-violent resolution of conflicts and encouragement of communication
ADR issues before the Supreme Court during the 2000-2001 termBy Jennifer JonesAlternative Dispute Resolution, December 2000During the 1999-2000 term, the Supreme Court heard a case that questioned whether the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) provisions require that a motion to confirm, vacate or modify an arbitration award be brought only in the district in which the award was made.
ADR print resourcesAlternative Dispute Resolution, June 2000Dr. Laura F. Donnely and Ms. Rebecca G. Ebron have recently completed a study entitled The Child Custody and Visitation Mediation Program in North Carolina, An Evaluation of Its Implementation and Effects.
Aging delayed—aging denied?By Lee BenezeElder Law, May 2000This article is based on "Can Human Aging Be Postponed?," Scientific American, Vol. 281, No. 6 (December, 1999), pp. 106-111.
Agreement for shared ownership of farm equipmentBy Darrel F. ParishAgricultural Law, August 2000Several years ago, a farm loan officer at a country bank told me that I would soon be busy preparing agreements between farmers relating to shared ownership of farm machinery, because the machinery was getting so expensive