Articles From 2003

18th Annual CWF Luncheon with Madeline Albright By E. Lynn Grayson Women and the Law, November 2003 The Chicago Foundation for Women celebrated its 18th annual luncheon and symposium “Inspiring Leadership” on September 25, 2003 at the Chicago Hilton and Towers.
2002 annual report to the 93rd Illinois General Assembly Bench and Bar, May 2003 The 49th annual meeting of the Illinois Judicial Conference was held October 24-25, 2002, in Chicago.
2003 Legislative overview By James W. Chipman Administrative Law, September 2003 Although the deficit-ridden state budget took center stage in the 2003 spring legislative session, there were other important measures considered by the General Assembly.
2003 legislative overview update Administrative Law, November 2003 Since the legislative summary that appeared in the September edition of this newsletter, the Governor has acted on all of the bills reported in that article.
2003 significant criminal legislation By Steve Baker Criminal Justice, December 2003 NOTE: • 15-20-25 to life info: HB5652 from the 92d G.A. failed to pass in the December 2002 veto session
2003 Tradition of Excellence Award By Donald A. LoBue General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, August 2003 This year's winner of the General Practice Tradition of Excellence Award is Aurora attorney Patrick M. Kinnally.
3rd Circuit affirms damage award for late delivery of dated materials By William D. Brejcha Energy, Utilities, Telecommunications, and Transportation, May 2003 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit has awarded a shipper the entire invoice value of Christmas-related paper goods that a motor carrier had lost and failed to deliver until the end of the following March in Paper Magic Group v. J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc., 2003 WL 135787 (3d Cir. 1/16/03)
529 college plans: An estate planning and education planning tool By Gregg A. Garofalo Young Lawyers Division, December 2003 Over the past 10 years, the cost of a college education has grown dramatically and there is little sign of that trend slowing over the next 10 years.
The abatement and apportionment of estate expenses By Donald A. LoBue General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, December 2003 How are estate taxes and the expenses of administration to be paid and apportioned between the various beneficiaries? The recent case of Estate of William L. Henry, Jr. v. St. Peter’s Evangelical Church, 337 Ill. App. 3d 246, 785 N.E. 2d 1049 (2003), is an example of some of the rules which apply.
Accountant liability to third parties in Illinois By R. Michael Henderson & Adam P. Chaddock Tort Law, March 2003 In the wake of the Arthur Anderson/ENRON debacle, it has become increasingly important for attorneys to understand the liability to third parties to which unwary accountants may be exposed.
Acquiring a corporate aircraft: Ten considerations By Christopher M. Mills Corporate Law Departments, August 2003 At its core, the purchase of an aircraft is similar to the purchase of any other major equipment asset.
Action may not be taken at a regular meeting of a public body unless the subject of the action is specifically set forth in the agenda for the meeting By Bernard Z. Paul Administrative Law, November 2003 Early last year, the appellate court ruled that action may not be taken at a regular meeting of a public body unless the subject matter of the action was explicitly provided for in the agenda for the meeting.
Administrative law and agencies: An introduction By Kirk R. Chrzanowski Administrative Law, July 2003 This article provides a brief overview of the administrative law process. This article also discusses the rise, creation, powers, and limits of administrative agencies.
Administrative sales in error in connection with county annual and scavenger tax sales By Martha A. Mills State and Local Taxation, July 2003 There will, in the real world, inevitably be sales in error at an annual or scavenger sale.
Administrative subpoena powers: They’ve got ‘em—do they use ‘em? By Nicole Poirier Administrative Law, August 2003 Not all administrative agencies have the authority to issue subpoenas in conducting investigations. However, those that do seem not to need to formally issue a subpoena for it to be effective.
Adoption: “Due and diligent” inquiry By Don C. Hammer Family Law, September 2003 Your client wants to adopt his new wife's child. The wife says she has not heard from the child's father for many years and she doesn't know where he is
ADR happenings By Kristen Weber Alternative Dispute Resolution, December 2003 NASD is looking to recruit arbitrators to hear disputes and render decisions involving customer complaints, or employment issues concerning NASD members.
ADR happenings By Kenton Skarin & Sarah Jobst Alternative Dispute Resolution, October 2003 The United States Institute of Peace has published a new report entitled "Healing the Holy Land," suggesting ways in which leaders in the Holy Land must address the religious aspects of Middle Eastern conflict in their peacemaking strategy.
ADR happenings By Sarah Jobst Alternative Dispute Resolution, May 2003 On January 1, 2003, the Illinois Commerce commission adopted new rules relating to the administration and implementation of its mediation program solving the disputes of telephone customers in title 83 Ill Adm Code 734.
ADR happenings By Sarah Jobst Alternative Dispute Resolution, February 2003 The Senate Government Affairs Committee approved Senate Bill 1651, which creates the U.S. Consensus Council, an independent and nonprofit entity modeled after the United States Institute of Peace
Adult guardianship mediation: A holistic approach to resolving family disputes By Susan Dawson-Tibbits Elder Law, June 2003 As more Americans are living longer, families are having to grapple with the issues and problems that accompany aging in our society as they assist their elderly relatives.
Advising corporate clients presented with HIPAA compliance documents: Is your non-health care client a Business Associate? By A. Jay Goldstein & Jocelyn F. Cornbleet Business and Securities Law, September 2003 On April 2003, the "Privacy Rule" promulgated pursuant to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 ("HIPAA") went into effect
Affiliated transactions under Rule 17d-1: Business implications for investment management transactions By David M. Butowsky Corporate Law Departments, January 2003 Those of us who practice law in the investment management arena frequently confront important business issues involving section 17(d) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (1940 Act) and Rule 17d-1 thereunder (collectively 17(d)).
Affirmative action in higher education revisited: 2003 Supreme Court decisions By Vickie Gillio & Joy A. Roberts Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, September 2003 This is a special edition of the newsletter), as the entire edition is devoted to an evaluation of the use of affirmative action policies in higher education institutions and its implications on law school admissions.
All the latest developments in health care law By W. Eugene Basanta Health Care Law, December 2003 The United States Supreme Court, in November, agreed to review the decision of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in Roark v. Humana, Inc., 307 F.3d 298 (5th Cir. 2002).
All the latest developments in health care law By W. Eugene Basanta & Nicole Poirier Health Care Law, September 2003 The defendant-dentist was charged by federal law enforcement officials with, among other nonviolent crimes, submitting fraudulent insurance claims in connection with his dental practice
All the latest developments in health care law By W. Eugene Basanta Health Care Law, June 2003 The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that Maine can begin to implement its controversial prescription drug program, "MaineRx."
All the latest developments in health care law By W. Eugene Basanta, Alisha Logan, & Melanie Pearce Health Care Law, April 2003 The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the decision of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in an action involving allegations of false reports in connection with federally-funded research at a county hospital.
All the latest developments in health care law By W. Eugene Basanta & Alisha Logan Health Care Law, February 2003 In January, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in several health-care-related cases. One case came to the Court on appeal from the Seventh Circuit and involved a Federal False Claims Act (FCA), 31 U.S.C. '3729 suit brought against Cook County.
Allocating progressive loss between first-party property insurers By Russell F. Watters Insurance Law, June 2003 Generally, in the event of a first party loss, there is little question as to which insurance policy applies.