Career clips: Patricia FelchBy Patricia FelchIntellectual Property, May 2000My 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 claimBy William D. BrejchaEnergy, Utilities, Telecommunications, and Transportation, September 2000In 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 developmentsBy William A. PriceAdministrative Law, March 2000Note: 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 updateBy Kathryn BischoffChild Law, December 2000Mother's appeal from termination of her parental rights. Reversed and remanded.
Case law updateBy Christine O’ReillyAlternative Dispute Resolution, December 2000Plaintiffs filed a sixteen-count complaint concerning a motor vehicle collision with damages of $30,000.
Case law updateBy Christine O’ReillyAlternative Dispute Resolution, October 2000Pinnacle Medical, Inc. provided medical treatment to Jacques Raymond for injuries suffered in an automobile accident.
Case law updateBy David E. DoyleBusiness and Securities Law, June 2000In 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 updateAlternative Dispute Resolution, June 2000The parties in this case share joint custody of their son.
Case law updateBy Barry H. GreenburgFamily Law, May 2000In 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 updateBy Barry H. GreenburgFamily Law, March 2000In 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 updateAlternative Dispute Resolution, March 2000Shankle 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 updateBy Dean M. FriedersAlternative Dispute Resolution, February 2000Both parties were involved in an automobile accident, in which appellant conceded liability.
Case law update: abuse/neglectBy Kathryn BischoffChild Law, October 2000The States' petition alleged the minors were neglected due to an environment injurious to their welfare.
Case law update: abuse/neglectBy Kathryn BischoffChild Law, April 2000Respondent mother appealed a permanency order for one of her children to continue to be long-term foster care with the paternal grandmother.
Case Law UpdatesBy Kathryn BischoffChild Law, February 2000Mother 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 ARDCBy Robert T. ParkCivil Practice and Procedure, May 2000Skolnick 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
CasesInsurance Law, November 2000Wallace 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.
CasesInsurance Law, August 2000The 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).
CasesInsurance Law, April 2000Cincinnati 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 ServicesBy Karen V. KoleFederal Taxation, April 2000The 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.
Chairman’s columnBy Michael S. CohenFamily Law, May 2000It 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 columnBy Michael S. CohenFamily Law, March 2000As a member of the Family Law Section you regularly receive this newsletter.
Chairman’s columnBy Michael S. CohenFamily Law, January 2000I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy and healthy New Year.
Chairman’s cornerBy John B. TruskowskiFederal Taxation, October 2000At the September 8, 2000 meeting of the section council, we discussed a number of topics.
Chairman’s cornerFederal Taxation, August 2000As we begin a new year, I am very privileged and excited to serve as the chairman of the Federal Taxation Section Council.
Chairman’s reportBench and Bar, October 2000The Bench & Bar section council has been very active in addressing issues of importance to the judiciary and bar.
Chairperson’s columnBusiness and Securities Law, April 2000I am both honored and privileged to serve as Chair to the Corporation, Securities and Business Law Section Council.
Chairperson’s cornerGeneral Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, December 2000Probably 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.