Articles From 2003

Editor’s note By Margaret M. Benson Employee Benefits, July 2003 Your Employee Benefits Section Council members were all in force for our assigned 4:30 p.m. meeting at the ISBA Annual Meeting on Friday, June 20, 2003 at The Abbey in Lake Geneva.
Editor’s note June 2003 Before you do anything else, please take two minutes to fill out the questions in the survey that is included in this newsletter and invest $.37 to tell us how the section can best serve you in your practice.
Editor’s note By Margaret M. Benson Employee Benefits, April 2003 This is our fifth and final newsletter for the year. The Newsletter was made possible by the generous writing contributions of 1) Katie Kennedy, 2) Katie's John Marshall Law School Graduate Employee Benefits Program mentees, 3) The multiple articles written by Steve Lifson and Teresa Faherty Blomquist and 4) The case updates faithfully and ably written by Amy Pauls.
Editor’s note March 2003 News and updates from the editors.
Editor’s note By John L. Nisivaco Tort Law, February 2003 The first article in this edition is written by Monica McFadden of McFadden Law Offices in Chicago.
Editor’s note By Margaret M. Benson Employee Benefits, January 2003 Happy New Year, Employee Benefits newsletter readers! If one of your New Year's resolutions is to be more creative, writing for this newsletter is a painless way to accomplish your goal.
Editor’s note Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, January 2003 Many of you are familiar with the "troubles" that have plagued Ireland for many decades.
Editor’s note: Introducing In the Alternative’s new student editors Alternative Dispute Resolution, October 2003 Each year, In the Alternative selects students with an interest in Alternative Dispute Resolution to serve as student editors.
Editor’s notes October 2003 In November 19, 2003, at 12:00 Noon at the Chicago Bar Association, your ISBA Antitrust & Unfair Competition Law Section will present jointly with the CBA's Antitrust Law Committee the second of two sessions focusing on the nuts and bolts of class action antitrust practice.
Editor’s notes By Gary R. Gehlbach Real Estate Law, September 2003 If your practice involves any tax-deferred exchanges of real property, the first article in this issue is a must read. Internal Revenue Code § 1031(f), read literally, provides that if a taxpayer exchanges like-kind property with a related party, the tax deferral will be denied if the property acquired from or transferred to the related party is disposed of within two years.
Editor’s notes By William T. Kaplan Business Advice and Financial Planning, September 2003 We are about to rectify an area of neglect. The Section Council is known as Business Advice and Financial Planning.
Editor’s notes By Richard D. Hannigan Workers' Compensation Law, September 2003 Gerald F. Cooper has completed a successful term as Chairperson of the Workers' Compensation Law Council Section.
Editor’s notes By Gary R. Gehlbach Real Estate Law, August 2003 A topic that many of us would rather avoid is attorney billing practices. G. A. Finch, a former member of the Real Estate Law Section Council, has shared an excellent article that should help all of us be more effective when billing.
Editor’s notes By Paul Wiedner & Richard Hannigan Workers' Compensation Law, June 2003 In February of 2003, Dennis Ruth was appointed chairman of the Illinois Industrial Commission by Governor Blagojevich.
Editor’s notes By Gary R. Gehlbach Real Estate Law, June 2003 The real estate bar has lost a true friend and perhaps its most ardent educator. Harold I. Levine passed away in May following an illness.
Editor’s notes By Christopher L. Weber Mineral Law, May 2003 In this issue of the newsletter, the first article is the second of a series of articles by the late Ivan A. Elliott, Jr., which originally appeared in this newsletter in 1985.
Editor’s notes By John L. Nisivaco Tort Law, May 2003 The first article in this edition is written by Frank A. Perrecone of Ferolie, Perrecone & White, Ltd., of Rockford. Mr. Perrecone provides suggestions for the proactive use of amended Supreme Court Rule 213 and provides helpful suggestions for attorneys seeking to expedite the litigation of their cases.
Editor’s notes Workers' Compensation Law, April 2003 Governor Blagojevich, on February 21, 2003, appointed Dennis Ruth as Chairman of the Industrial Commission.
Editor’s notes By John L. Nisivaco Tort Law, March 2003 The first article in this edition is written by Marios Karayannis of Brady & Jensen, located in Elgin, Illinois.
Editor’s notes By Christopher L. Weber Mineral Law, March 2003 During the recent upturn in crude oil prices, some Illinois Basin producers are looking at hedging a portion of their crude oil production in order to capture high prices for an extended period of time and also to ensure cash flow for future projects.
Editor’s notes By Gary R. Gehlbach Real Estate Law, February 2003 We are starting this issue with a short quiz. Did you pass the quiz in the previous issue?
Editor’s notes By John L. Nisivaco Tort Law, January 2003 The first article in this edition is written by Michael W. Clancy of Clancy Law Offices in St. Charles, Illinois.
Effective marketing, not branding, is the key to growing work for existing clients and attracting new clients By John Sterling Young Lawyers Division, June 2003 As law firm strategists, we have watched the rising interest in and discussion of "branding" in law firm marketing and management circles.
Effective use of SCR 213(f) By Frank A. Perrone Tort Law, May 2003 On July 1, 2002, amendments to Supreme Court Rule 213 went into effect. SCR 213(f) created a new system of categorizing witnesses: Lay witness, independent expert witness and controlled expert witness.
Effective uses of Supreme Court Rule 216 requests to admit By Albert E. Durkin Tort Law, December 2003 Requests for Admissions of Facts and Requests for Admission of Genuineness of Documents, a.k.a., "requests to admit," are an effective and often-overlooked discovery tool.
“The Electronic Lawyer”™: C-Pen… A new design in personal handheld scanners By Alan Pearlman State and Local Taxation, October 2003 In this article we take the scanner idea one step further with a brand new and innovative piece of hardware that I think the legal marketplace will embrace.
Employee benefits update—Defined benefit pension plan sponsors should be aware of restrictions made relevant by economic conditions By Peter M. Kelley Federal Taxation, June 2003 For large employers, particularly in manufacturing, transportation and utility businesses, rumors of the demise of defined benefit plans have been greatly exaggerated.
Employer may lawfully terminate jailed alcoholic employee By Michael R. Lied Labor and Employment Law, February 2003 George Bailey was an alcoholic who worked for Georgia Pacific Corporation.
Employer need not hire helper to provide reasonable accommodation for alleged disability By Michael R. Lied Labor and Employment Law, April 2003 In Peters v. City of Mauston, 2002 U.S. App. LEXIS 23869 (7th Cir. 2002), the employee sued, alleging disability discrimination after he was fired.
An employer’s guide to child support withholding in Illinois By Michael Todd Scott Corporate Law Departments, January 2003 If you have employees, eventually you will have an employee who is ordered to pay child support.

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