Articles From 2002

Federal employee benefits case law review By Amy L. Pauls Employee Benefits, October 2002 A former participant in a collectively bargained pension fund was properly denied benefits for engaging in prohibited self-employment after retirement.
Federal pretrial motion practice: talk before filing By Morton Denlow Federal Civil Practice, April 2002 Federal practitioners and judges spend a great deal of time with pretrial motions. Because so few cases proceed to trial, lawyers and judges devote more time to pretrial motions than to trial.
Fencing and the art of forum protection By Margaret C. Benson & M. Lee Witte Family Law, June 2002 Fencing (with weapons, not merchandise) is a classic sport that requires agility, strength and quickness.
FERC holds key to fair competition By David Sweet Mineral Law, March 2002 For most of the last decade, the independent natural gas producer has not been adequately rewarded for producing a superior product more proficiently.
Field sobriety tests in Illinois: Valid psychophysical tests or voodoo science? By Donald J. Ramsell Traffic Laws and Courts, February 2002 I recently had the opportunity to become certified in standardized field sobriety testing under the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Program, run by the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
Filing a proof claim in a bankruptcy case By Sumner A. Bourne Young Lawyers Division, June 2002 The first task in completing the claim form is to make sure that you have the correct entity entered in the name box of the claim form.
Filing a Proof Claim in a Bankruptcy Case* By Sumner A. Bourne Young Lawyers Division, April 2002 With the recent slowing of the economy, more and more clients are receiving notices of bankruptcy with an attached proof claim form.
Financial identity theft By Philip R. Viktora Criminal Justice, March 2002 On August 13, 1999 Illinois enacted the "Financial Identity Theft and Asset Forfeiture Law."
First District pulls the “continuing trigger” on vertical exhaustion of pollution insurance coverage By Phillip R. Van Ness Environmental Law, January 2002 In a somewhat strangely crafted opinion involving a case over which "difficulty of proof hovers ... like a dark cloud," an Illinois appellate court has apparently put to rest the concept of "Vertical Exhaustion" of insurance coverage for ongoing environmental damages.
FMLA does not permit employee to keep employer “in the dark” about return date By Michael R. Lied Labor and Employment Law, July 2002 In Lewis v. Holsum of Fort Wayne, Inc., 278 F.3d 706 (7th Cir. 2002), the plaintiff suffered an asthma attack at work on December 17, 1997.
FOIA and technology—When will they converge? By David J. Silverman Local Government Law, October 2002 Recently, the Houston Chronicle requested a computerized copy of records on Texas' 12 million drivers.
The forcible transfer of Palestinians to Gaza: The case of Ajuri v. IDF Commander By Mary L. Milano International and Immigration Law, October 2002 On September 3, 2002 the Supreme Court of Israel, sitting as the High Court of Justice (the Court), issued its opinion in the cases of Ajuri (et al) v. IDF Commander (et al).
Formatting commands in word By Adrienne W. Albrecht Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, April 2002 One of the most frustrating searches when learning Microsoft Word is for the commands and switches that set the desired format for words, numbers, and dates.
Forum selection clauses: their enforceability and drafting By A. Ryan Puplis Corporate Law Departments, July 2002 Forum Selection clauses are common in Agreements. They state where suits can (or must) be filed and under what circumstances.
Fraudulent transfers under the bankruptcy code By Jill Murch Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, August 2002 The old adage "nothing in life is free" is a time-honored principle that is embodied in the Bankruptcy Code's fraudulent transfer provisions.
From the bench Child Law, July 2002 The Juvenile Justice System by its nature deals with a diverse group of young people involved in a wide spectrum of cases ranging from minor offenses to very serious and violent crimes
From the chair By Richard L. Turner Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, December 2002 A treat in my daily spam... Among the things that I look for in my daily dose of spam and usually inconsequential e-mail messages and listserv surplusage is the E-mail Case Digest that Adrienne Albrecht, Vice-Chair of COLT, faithfully puts together at least a couple of times a week, I believe.
From the chair By Chuck Gunnarson Government Lawyers, December 2002 Earlier this year, the ISBA's Standing Committee on Government Lawyers (CGL) invited government attorneys to respond to a brief survey concerning bar association membership issues.
From the chair By James Stern Human and Civil Rights, September 2002 The subjects which the Human Rights Section deal with are matters right from the day's headlines: homeland security, racial profiling, detention without arrest, military tribunals, material witness arrest warrants, ethnic mascots and team names, affirmative actions, achool vouchers, hate crimes, speech codes, death penalty, international courts, the handicapped, family issues, privacy, access to public records, and diversity.
From the chair By Chuck Gunnarson Government Lawyers, August 2002 It is with much honor and enthusiasm that I provide the Chair's Column for the first edition of the 2002-2003 Committee on Government Lawyers (CGL) newsletter.
From the chair Business and Securities Law, July 2002 This edition of the newsletter has several interesting articles, including one that describes the concept of protected cell companies and their use in finance transactions.
From the chair By Kathryn Bischoff Child Law, May 2002 Congratulations to our newsletter editor and co-editors: We are well on our way to publishing five editions this year! Stay tuned.
From the Chair By Pamela Perrone Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, May 2002 In the last year, COLT has continued its mission with a focus on advising ISBA members on the implementation of technology in their law practices.
From the chair By Raquel G. Martinez Government Lawyers, February 2002 Are you a government attorney or a private practitioner with government clients?
From the co-editor By Mary Ann Connelly State and Local Taxation, December 2002 The year 2002 is a year of historic changes both nationally and locally. Change is certain in Illinois as a result of the "Democratic sweep."
From the co-editor By Mary Ann Connelly State and Local Taxation, August 2002 As the anniversary of September 11th approaches, I cannot help but think that when we and our clients complain about higher tax bills, we should pause for a moment and think about the freedom and safety that is provided by the revenue generated from those taxes.
From the editor By David E. Doyle Business and Securities Law, May 2002 This edition of the newsletter has several interesting articles, including one that describes some of the problems that employers can have as a result of whistle blowing by former employees.
From the editor Business and Securities Law, February 2002 This edition of the newsletter has several interesting articles, including one that discusses the recent case of Gallagher v. Abbott Laboratories et al, 269 F.3d 806 (7th Circuit 2001).
From the editors Trusts and Estates, November 2002 Our feature article is from Mike English, of Princeton, giving us recent developments in estate and gift tax.
From the editors Trusts and Estates, September 2002 Our feature article is from Jane Hartley Pratt, in which she provides a practical review of alternatives to traditional estate administration.