Articles From 2002

Hundreds of legal authorities are just a click away Young Lawyers Division, October 2002 Let's face it--no matter how much legal experience you may have, there's always some topic or scenario that eludes you.
ICANN Stockholm fallout By Adria Morris Intellectual Property, October 2002 If anyone blinked in June 2001, they might have missed the cursory press coverage of the ICANN quarterly meeting in Stockholm. For anyone that is involved in the domain name industry, which many of us are, a few items deserve special attention.
Identity theft and the elderly By John W. Foltz Elder Law, January 2002 Identity theft has been with us for some time. Those of us who practice in the family law arena have encountered it when an ex-spouse uses the information they have acquired during the marriage to obtain credit in the name of their former spouses.
The IDIT—What, why, how By Jay S. Goldberg Trusts and Estates, November 2002 In our world of acronyms, this has come to refer to the Intentionally Defective Irrevocable Trust--a trust so designed that it is excluded from the estate of the grantor but the grantor is, under the grantor trust rules, treated as the "substantial owner" and taxable on the income.
IERRC scores first “win” in drive to update the Illinois Environmental Protection Act By Phillip R. Van Ness Environmental Law, October 2002 As most readers of this newsletter know, Governor Ryan created the Illinois Environmental Regulatory Review Commission (IERRC) by Executive Order #18 in December of 1999.
The Illinois Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act: Immunity from liability By William Wu Family Law, August 2002 Many family law practitioners are aware of 325 ILCS 5, otherwise known as the Illinois Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act (The Act). 325 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 5 (2002).
Illinois cases of note Elder Law, October 2002 In a recent case, the Illinois Supreme Court decided that the section of the Probate Act allowing certain family members who cared for the deceased a right to a claim against the estate did not violate the Special Legislation, Equal Protection or Due Process clauses of the state constitution.
Illinois considers petition for mandatory CLE Corporate Law Departments, September 2002 Does your company have a significant number of in-house counsel that are licensed in Illinois?
Illinois Department Of Revenue Practitioners’ Questions and Answers Chicago meeting—October 29, 2001 Springfield meeting—October 31, 2001 State and Local Taxation, March 2002 The burden of proof taxpayers have to overcome when they seek court review of the Department's administrative decisions involving fact questions has always been a substantial disincentive for taxpayers to use the administrative process.
Illinois e-filing: Ready for take-off? By Peter Mierzwa Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, December 2002 Let's first define e-filing. It is the process of electronically transmitting documents to court instead of manually filing paper documents.
Illinois Guardianship & Advocacy Commission makes plea for attorney volunteers By Tina J. Coffey Elder Law, January 2002 The Illinois Guardianship & Advocacy Commission desperately needs attorneys willing to represent disabled persons.
Illinois Industrial Commission releases 2002 calendar By John W. Hallock, Jr. Workers’ Compensation Law, January 2002 In an effort to improve and continue services despite budgetary concerns, beginning December 2001 Chicago will be operating at virtually full strength capacity with 13 arbitration calls.
Illinois Integrated Justice Panel finishes work! By David Clark Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, December 2002 The governing board authorized by Gov. George Ryan last December is putting the final touches on the Strategic Plan to be submitted to both the governor and the state Legislature.
Illinois international business calendar International and Immigration Law, September 2002 The Illinois International Business Calendar is a collaborative effort of the International Trade Association of Greater Chicago (ITA/GC), the Illinois Trade Office (ITO) of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs (DCCA), and the Illinois District Export Council (IDEC), on behalf of the U.S. Export Assistance Center/Chicago (USEAC).
An Illinois lawyer in Romania’s Constitutional Court By James E. Pfander Civil Practice and Procedure, November 2002 Among the other trips I took as a Fulbright Senior Scholar at the University of Bucharest in Romania last spring, I paid a visit to the Romanian Constitutional Court. Housed in the southeast corner of the enormous Palace of Parliament in Bucharest, the Romanian Constitutional Court dates from the country's ratification of a post-Communist constitution in 1991
Illinois Native American Bar challenges racial school sports name of “redskins” By Richard L. Hutchison Human and Civil Rights, January 2002 In the litigation Mathew Beaudet refers to in the last paragraph of his article, the Illinois Native American Bar Association filed a civil rights lawsuit against the Huntley Illinois High and Middle School.
Illinois Secretary of State announces new services in its Chicago office Business and Securities Law, May 2002 Please note that the Illinois Secretary of State is now accepting filings in its Chicago office on an expedited basis of the following documents
Illinois Supreme Court amends Rule 307 to allow early appeal in class action lawsuits By Michele M. Jochner General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, December 2002 The Illinois Supreme Court has amended Rule 307, effective January 1, 2003, to permit a party to seek a discretionary, interlocutory appeal of whether a lawsuit was properly certified as a class action prior to the resolution of the suit at the trial court level.
Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Moses W. Harrison announces his retirement from the bench in September; Justice Mary Ann G. McMorrow set to become the high court’s first female Chief Justice By Michele M. Jochner General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, August 2002 Chief Justice Moses W. Harrison has announced that he will step down from the bench on September 4, 2002.
Illinois Supreme Court clarifies proper standard for admissibility of novel scientific evidence in Donaldson v. Central Illinois Public Service Co. By Joseph G. Feehan Tort Law, June 2002 In Donaldson v. Central Illinois Public Service Co., 2002 Ill. LEXIS 283 (Ill. Feb. 22, 2002), the Illinois Supreme Court addressed the proper standard for admissibility of novel scientific evidence.
The Illinois Supreme Court makes major revisions to trial witness disclosures under Rule 213 By Daniel P. Wurl Civil Practice and Procedure, August 2002 The Illinois Supreme Court recently announced significant amendments to Rule 213 relating to the disclosure of trial witness testimony. These amendments took effect on July 1, 2002.
Illinois Supreme Court Rule 212(a)(5)—Can you use a discovery deposition as evidence at trial? By Karen McNulty Enright Tort Law, December 2002 Subsection (a)(5), which was recently added to Illinois Supreme Court rule 212 in 2001, may forever change the way in which we take discovery depositions.
Illinois transferee tax liability By John B. Truskowski State and Local Taxation, December 2002 Illinois has three statutes that directly govern transferee liability for taxes when a purchaser buys assets from another party.
Immigration practice: The R-1 religious visa options By Patricia M. Gibson International and Immigration Law, April 2002 The procedures for aliens seeking nonimmigrant R visas and status are slightly different than from other employment-related visas.
Impact of criminal proceedings on civil cases By Mark Rouleau Tort Law, October 2002 This article reviews some of the decisions regarding the impact of convictions, pleas and stipulations to facts in criminal proceedings on subsequent civil cases.
Impact of the September 11th attacks on the freedoms of Arabs and Muslims By William J. Haddad Human and Civil Rights, September 2002 The Arab-American and Muslim communities in the United States were severely affected by the criminal attacks upon the United States of America on September 11, 2001 (9/11) by terrorists
Impaired sleep leading to claimed inability to work overtime is not a disability By Michael R. Lied Labor and Employment Law, October 2002 In Boerst v. General Mills Operations, Inc., 2002 U.S. App. LEXIS 813 (6th Cir. 2002), the employee claimed he suffered from anxiety, fatigue, difficulty sleeping and inability to concentrate.
In camera interview of a child By Roza Gossage Family Law, April 2002 The court is authorized to to interview a child in chambers pursuant to section 604(a) of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (750 ILCS 5/604(a):
In this issue By Phillip R. Van Ness Environmental Law, December 2002 This month's newsletter includes a comprehensive introduction to the Illinois Pollution Control Board's new COOL (for Clerk's Office On-Line) system, presented by the Board's Chairman, Claire Manning, and Richard McGill.
In this issue Environmental Law, October 2002 This month's newsletter covers current developments in the courts, in Congress and in the Illinois Statehouse.