Articles From 2000

Career clips: Patricia Felch By Patricia Felch Intellectual Property, May 2000 My route to an intellectual property firm has been like walking up Lombard Street in San Francisco--a 12-year trek up a very steep and spiraling hill.
Carmack claim against motor, rail carriers dismissed due to late shipper claim By William D. Brejcha Energy, Utilities, Telecommunications, and Transportation, September 2000 In LTA Group v. J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc., 101 F.Supp. 2d 93 (N.D.N.Y. 6/21/00), the United States district court for the Northern District of New York granted the defendants' motions for summary judgment on a shipper/freight forwarder's Carmack Amendment claim against both a motor and rail carrier due to the shipper's failure to file timely loss and damage claims.
Case law developments By William A. Price Administrative Law, March 2000 Note: Material summarized also includes information from case summaries prepared for the ISBA Illinois Courts Bulletin by Helen Gunnarson, from ISBA Administrative Law newsletter articles prepared by Julie Ann Sebastian and Terry Shafer, and uploads to the ISBA Administrative Law Section Council website by Edward Schoenbaum.
Case law update By Kathryn Bischoff Child Law, December 2000 Mother's appeal from termination of her parental rights. Reversed and remanded.
Case law update By Christine O’Reilly Alternative Dispute Resolution, December 2000 Plaintiffs filed a sixteen-count complaint concerning a motor vehicle collision with damages of $30,000.
Case law update By Christine O’Reilly Alternative Dispute Resolution, October 2000 Pinnacle Medical, Inc. provided medical treatment to Jacques Raymond for injuries suffered in an automobile accident.
Case law update By David E. Doyle Business and Securities Law, June 2000 In Aste v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, MetLife Securities, Inc. and Anthony M. Williams, Docket No. 1-99-2574 (First District, March 28, 2000), the First District Illinois Appellate Court handed down a decision that may cause brokerage firms to examine the validity of the arbitration clauses in their customer contracts.
Case law update Alternative Dispute Resolution, June 2000 The parties in this case share joint custody of their son.
Case law update By Barry H. Greenburg Family Law, May 2000 In Re Matter of C.B.L., a Minor, A.B. Petitioner-Appellant v. H.L., Respondent-Appellee, 1st District, 4th Division, Appeal No. 1-98-2011, Appeal from the Circuit Court of Cook County, filed December 16, 1999.
Case law update By Barry H. Greenburg Family Law, March 2000 In Re Marriage of James H. Adamson and Phyllis M. Cosner, f/k/a Phyllis M. Adamson, 2nd District, Appeal No. 2-98-1259, filed November 22, 1999.
Case law update Alternative Dispute Resolution, March 2000 Shankle was hired by B-G in 1987, and over the course of his employment, he was asked to sign a mandatory arbitration agreement, as were all non-union employees of B-G.
Case law update By Dean M. Frieders Alternative Dispute Resolution, February 2000 Both parties were involved in an automobile accident, in which appellant conceded liability.
Case law update: abuse/neglect By Kathryn Bischoff Child Law, October 2000 The States' petition alleged the minors were neglected due to an environment injurious to their welfare.
Case law update: abuse/neglect By Kathryn Bischoff Child Law, April 2000 Respondent mother appealed a permanency order for one of her children to continue to be long-term foster care with the paternal grandmother.
Case Law Updates By Kathryn Bischoff Child Law, February 2000 Mother appealed a termination of her parental rights. Appellate Court held the finding that mother had not made reasonable progress toward return of her children was against the manifest of the evidence. Reversed.
Case summary—attorney has duty to report fraud to ARDC By Robert T. Park Civil Practice and Procedure, May 2000 Skolnick v. Altheimer & Gray (3/23/00)--Plaintiff attorney was investigated by the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Committee (ARDC) based on letters sent to the ARDC by his law firm and one of its member lawyers
Casenote—Edmond v. Goldsmith, 183 F.3d 659 (7th Cir. 1999)—Seventh Circuit rules drug roadblock violates the Fourth Amendment By Tate Chambers Human and Civil Rights, February 2000 This past year the police department in Indianapolis lost a very valuable tool in their continuing fight against drug traffickers
Cases Insurance Law, November 2000 Wallace v. Woolfolk, 312 Ill.App.3d 1178, 728 N.E.2d 816, 246 Ill. Dec. 734 (5th dist. 2000) (2010)Gallant Insurance Company (Gallant) issued an automobile policy to Wenona Woolfolk. Marla Wallace sustained injuries when she was involved in a car accident as a passenger with Woolfolk.
Cases Insurance Law, August 2000 The plaintiff, Gwendolyn Buckner, obtained a judgment in the sum of $15,660.95 against the defendant Wayne Causey in the trial of a personal injury action. Buckner then commenced a garnishment proceeding against Causey's insurer, Warrior Insurance Group, also known as Gallant Insurance Company, formerly doing business as Allied America Insurance Company (referred to as Gallant/ Warrior).
Cases Insurance Law, April 2000 Cincinnati Insurance Company ("Cincinnati") sold a directors and officers liability policy to Citizens Bank (the "Bank") covering breaches of fiduciary duty in the rural bank's trust department.
Center for Law and Human Services By Karen V. Kole Federal Taxation, April 2000 The Center for Law and Human Services, one of the largest VITA (volunteer income tax assistance) 501(c)(3) in the country, has received funding to establish a law income taxpayer clinic.
Certain provisions of the Illinois drivers license and DUI law held unconstitutional By George G. Livas Traffic Laws and Courts, March 2000 On December 2, 1999, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled that Public Act 88-680, known as the "Safe Neighborhoods Law" was unconstitutional for the reason that it violates the single subject requirements of the Illinois Constitution of 1970.
Chairman’s column By Michael S. Cohen Family Law, May 2000 It has come to my attention that many attorneys and judges practicing in the area of matrimonial law are not members of the ISBA Family Law Section Council.
Chairman’s column By Michael S. Cohen Family Law, March 2000 As a member of the Family Law Section you regularly receive this newsletter.
Chairman’s column By Michael S. Cohen Family Law, January 2000 I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy and healthy New Year.
Chairman’s corner By John B. Truskowski Federal Taxation, October 2000 At the September 8, 2000 meeting of the section council, we discussed a number of topics.
Chairman’s corner Federal Taxation, August 2000 As we begin a new year, I am very privileged and excited to serve as the chairman of the Federal Taxation Section Council.
Chairman’s report Bench and Bar, October 2000 The Bench & Bar section council has been very active in addressing issues of importance to the judiciary and bar.
Chairperson’s column Business and Securities Law, April 2000 I am both honored and privileged to serve as Chair to the Corporation, Securities and Business Law Section Council.
Chairperson’s corner General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, December 2000 Probably the most important project that the General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section Council has been working on this year is the work on the proposal for changes to the Rules of Professional Conduct allowing the sale of a law firm by sole practitioners.