Articles From 2002

The 10 most frequent issues that arise in state and local taxation and their options By Julie-April Montgomery State and Local Taxation, May 2002 Whether you are a newcomer or seasoned practitioner, there are recurring common issues you will regularly encounter in your practice of state and local taxation.
15 business card sins lawyers commit By Trey Ryder Young Lawyers Division, August 2002 When a client hands your card to a prospect, in one second your prospect draws conclusions based on what he sees.
19(b)1 is no place for rehab By Richard D. Hannigan Workers’ Compensation Law, April 2002 On February 1, 2002 the appellate court filed it's decision on Mobil Oil Corp. vs. Industrial Commission (David Haberkorn). At the time of this publication the decision is not final and subject to change.
2001 (and early 2002) Real estate case law update By Steven B. Bashaw Real Estate Law, May 2002 In Hidden Grove Condominium Association v. Katherine Crooks, 318 Ill.App.3d 945, 744 N.E.2d 305, 253 Ill.Dec. 23, a condominium homeowner alleged that the late charges her association levied upon her for failure to pay her January assessment until October were unreasonable and constituted an unenforceable penalty.
2001 key municipal issues Local Government Law, February 2002 The Illinois Municipal League has prepared a summary of the pertinent bills in categorical order that impact units of local government.
2002 DUI sentencing guide Traffic Laws and Courts, February 2002
2002 Illinois Environmental Conference Young Lawyers Division, August 2002 Whether your practice requires knowledge of environmental regulations, or you just want to learn more about the ecological system in which we live, the 2002 Illinois Environmental Conference has what you're looking for.
2002 legislation—summary By Louise Calvert State and Local Taxation, October 2002 New laws of interest to state and local taxation practitioners.
2002 real estate legislation of interest By Marylou Lowder Kent Real Estate Law, December 2002 Governor George Ryan has completed action on all legislation passed by the Illinois General Assembly last spring.
6th Circuit allows DOT to require organized motor carrier records By William D. Brejcha Energy, Utilities, Telecommunications, and Transportation, May 2002 The United States Court of Appeals backed the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's ("FMCSA") insistence that motor carriers produce organized records to its auditors in A.D. Transport Express v. United States, 202 WL 104797 (6th Cir. 2002).
7th Circuit affirms withdrawal liability judgment against sole proprietor owner of withdrawing motor carrier By William D. Brejcha Energy, Utilities, Telecommunications, and Transportation, June 2002 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has affirmed a judgment entered against a sole proprietorship found to have been a commonly controlled trade or business with a motor carrier employer assessed with ERISA withdrawal liability in Central States, Southeast & Southwest Areas Pension Fund v. Neiman, Case Nos. 01-1964 and 01-2379 (7th Cir., April 2, 2002).
7th circuit finds federal law bars pension fund trustee from collecting owner operator ERISA contributions By William D. Brejcha Energy, Utilities, Telecommunications, and Transportation, May 2002 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently decided an important case concerning motor carrier obligations to contribute to union trust funds for their independent contractor owner operators in Mazzei v. Rock-N-Around Trucking, Inc., 246 F.3d 956 (7th Cir., 4/6/2001).
ABA House Of Delegates approves new Rule 5.5 By Michael Todd Scott Corporate Law Departments, November 2002 At its Annual Meeting in August, the ABA House of Delegates approved Report 201B of the ABA's Commission on Multijurisdictional Practice.
ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Alternative Dispute Resolution, June 2002 The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution has noted the wide range of views expressed by scholars, mediators, and regulators concerning the question of whether mediation constitutes the practice of law.
Abandoned Newborn Infant Protection Act By Karen Ryan Child Law, February 2002 On August 17, 2001 Governor Ryan signed House Bill 632 and Senate Bill 216, enacting The Abandoned Newborn Infant Protection Act.
Adjudicating the government use of racial slurs—the “Redskins” debate By Matthew W. Beaudet Human and Civil Rights, January 2002 The "Redskins" debate being waged both Nationally and here in the State of Illinois has been mistakenly viewed as part and parcel of the general debate involving the use of Native American-based names, symbols and mascots.
Adjustment of status portability under the American Competitiveness in the Twenty-First Century Act By Gary Chodorow International and Immigration Law, October 2002 Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, an employer may file with the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) a Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker, requesting that a foreign national be classified in one of the specified employment-based preference categories.
Administrative simplification under HIPAA: National standards for transactions, security and privacy Health Care Law, November 2002 As all health care attorneys know well, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) among other things mandated the creation of an array of standards addressing various aspects of health care transactions, including security and privacy standards.
ADR happenings Alternative Dispute Resolution, February 2002 The Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) was created when the Academy of Family Mediators (AFM), the Conflict Resolution Network (CREnet) and the Society for Professionals in Dispute Resolution (SPIDR) officially merged in January of 2001. A
ADR update Alternative Dispute Resolution, June 2002 Beginning May 1, 2002, a new rule of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims allows voluntary use of alternative dispute resolution, specifically mediation, settlement conferences and non-binding arbitration.
ADR update Alternative Dispute Resolution, March 2002 On February 4, the American Bar Association House of Delegates passed the Uniform Mediation Act with 537 votes.
ADR update: By Sarah Jobst Alternative Dispute Resolution, December 2002 The Supreme Court will decide if the court or the arbitrator should decide whether a claim is arbitrable in a securities case with potential implications beyond that industry.
ADR update: Alternative Dispute Resolution, November 2002 On September 12, federal district court judges in South Florida voted to study whether or not to adopt new rules regarding public knowledge and civil litigation, including the possibility of banning secret settlements in lawsuits.
ADR update: Alternative Dispute Resolution, May 2002 On March 4, the Virginia Senate approved unanimously a bill that would provide immunity from civil liability to mediators and expand confidentiality protections to include mediation communications in proceedings connected to the court.
Aiming at nothing and seldom missing By Alan G. Greer Young Lawyers Division, August 2002 One of the primary reasons people have such a low respect for and opinion of attorneys is that they don't know what we stand for as a profession or as individuals.
All in a day’s work—YLD council members find success in volunteering Young Lawyers Division, June 2002 On February 23, 2002, the Young Lawyers Division council volunteered at the Greater Chicago Food Depository for the second year in a row.
All the latest developments in health care law By W. Eugene Basanta & Alisha Logan Health Care Law, November 2002 The Illinois Supreme Court has granted leave to appeal in Brandt v. Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, 329 Ill. App. 3d 348, 771 N.E.2d 470 (4th Dist. 2002).
All the latest developments in health care law By W. Eugene Basanta Health Care Law, June 2002 The Illinois Supreme Court has agreed to review the First District Appellate Court's decision in Department of Professional Regulation v. Manos, 326 Ill. App. 3d 698, 761 N.E.2d 208 (1st Dist. 2001).
All the latest developments in health care law By W. Eugene Basanta Health Care Law, May 2002 A federal action was brought by a mental health care professional disciplined by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (IDPR) for practicing without a license.
All the latest developments in health care law By W. Eugene Dunneback Health Care Law, March 2002 Is a municipality a "person" within the False Claims Act (FCA), 31 U.S.C. §3729? In a decision which could subject a municipality to liability for attempting to defraud the federal government, the Seventh Circuit has said yes.