In this issueHuman and Civil Rights, May 2002As most of our readers know, on April 15, 2002, the long-awaited report of the Governor's Commission on Capital Punishment was released.
In this issueHuman and Civil Rights, April 2002Although we are not quite yet "back on track" in meeting our newsletter obligations, we have this second issue and with the assistance of the section council members, anticipate meeting our four issue annual obligation.
In This IssueEnvironmental Law, April 2002As many attorneys in Illinois know, practicing in the area of environmental law means handling matters before the Pollution Control Board.
In this issueBy Margaret P. HowardEnvironmental Law, March 2002An introduction to the issue from Editor Margaret Howard.
In this issueHuman and Civil Rights, January 2002We begin with an apology to all for this belated first issue. We are working to get back on track in order to meet our annual newsletter obligations and your patience is appreciated.
In this issueEnvironmental Law, January 2002This month's newsletter covers environmental issues ranging from leaves to LUSTs.
In-SitesBy Chuck GunnarsonGovernment Lawyers, August 2002This edition of the In-Sites column contains some useful sites for performing various types of research.
In-sitesBy Chuck GunnarsonGovernment Lawyers, June 2002Many administrative law judges have found Morell E. Mullins' book, Manual For Administrative Law Judges, to be a useful resource in their practices.
In-sitesBy Chuck GunnarsonGovernment Lawyers, February 2002As the saying goes, the only two sure things in life are death and taxes. In this issue of In-sites, we will look at some Web sites devoted to both of those subjects, as well as some other less ominous sites.
Incomprehensible arbitration award enforceable on appealBy Howard Z. GopmanBusiness Advice and Financial Planning, June 2002The plaintiff, IDS Life Insurance Company and American Express Financial Advisors, Inc., appealed, a decision of the arbitrators, which had denied the plaintiffs all the relief they had sought
Increased risk of future injury found compensableBy Albert E. Durkin, Jr.Tort Law, December 2002In a ruling that surprised many, the Illinois Supreme Court recently overturned nearly 80 years of existing law by holding that a plaintiff is entitled to obtain compensation for a future injury, stemming from a previous injury, even if it is not reasonably certain to occur.
Individual income tax updateBy James S. ZmudaFederal Taxation, June 2002In 1 122 S. Ct. 1414, 152 L. Ed. 2d 437 (2002), the United States Supreme Court held that an individual's interest in a tenancy by the entirety was a property interest to which a tax lien could attach.
Individual income tax updateBy James S. ZmudaFederal Taxation, March 2002In Mora v. Comm'r, 117 T.C. No. 23 (2001), the Tax Court held a woman was entitled to separate innocent spouse relief under I.R.C. §6015(c) with regard to her former husband's tax shelters.
Individual income tax update: Legislative developments and selected IRS rulingsBy Thomas F. ArendsFederal Taxation, November 2002Introduction: The following update is a summary of recent legislative developments and selected IRS rulings in the individual income tax area that was set forth in the Federal Taxation Section's 2002 Federal Tax Conference recently held in Chicago and Bloomington, Illinois.
Innocent spouse relief updateBy Robert WeberTrusts and Estates, June 2002One would think that with the Tax Relief Credit issues, and the relief to victims of the September 11th terrorist acts, the IRS wouldn't have time to do much with respect to Innocent Spouse Relief, but they still managed to have a "full plate."
The ins and outs of extranetsBy David R. HambourgerCorporate Law Departments, February 2002An extremely abridged look at the evolution of collaboration...
InsideAdministrative Law, October 2002In June 2002, several members of the Administrative Law Section Council met with representatives of several state agencies to discuss matters of mutual concern.
InsideAdministrative Law, September 2002This issue of the newsletter begins with an article by Section Council member Terry Shafer.
InsideAdministrative Law, July 2002Immediately following the Chair's article and a letter referred to in that article, this issue of the newsletter includes a summary by Section Council member Laura Kotelman of an important new decision by the Illinois Supreme Court.
Intellectual Improbabilities™By Daniel KeganIntellectual Property, October 2002The Official Gazette for Patents stopped paper publication September 25, 2002; electronic publication on CD-ROM began October 1, 2002.
Intellectual improbabilities™By Daniel KeganIntellectual Property, June 2002Douglas Dorhauer, a student at Louisiana State University school of law maintains the lsulaw.com Web site.
Intellectual property protection in ChinaBy Lu GuoliangInternational and Immigration Law, January 2002I am pleased to have this opportunity to introduce some of the efforts made by the Chinese government in improving the investment environment and protecting intellectual property.
International driver’s licenseBy Angela PetersInternational and Immigration Law, December 2002As international traffic began to expand in the post World War II years, government officials and motoring authorities in numerous leading countries realized that the existing treaty-convention in the field (Paris 1926) no longer met the growing needs of international motoring.
The Internet and personal property like-kind exchanges— The brave new worldBy Edward J. HannonFederal Taxation, November 2002Under the rules of section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code, a taxpayer will recognize no gain for federal income tax purposes if, among other things, the taxpayer exchanges property that is used in the taxpayer's trade or business or held for investment solely for like-kind property that is used in the taxpayer's trade or business or is held for investment.
Internet Explorer security flaws updateBy David ClarkLegal Technology, Standing Committee on, October 2002In the March 2002 Legal Tech newsletter, the following article appeared. At the time it was not revealed as to the extent of the damage in the breach of security discovered in Internet Explorer.
Introduction: Civil Law Notary StatuteInternational and Immigration Law, June 2002During this last legislative session, a proposal was made for Illinois to formerly recognize "Civil Law Notaries."