Editor’s noteBy Margaret M. BensonEmployee Benefits, July 2003Your 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 noteJune 2003Before 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 noteBy Margaret M. BensonEmployee Benefits, April 2003This 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 noteBy John L. NisivacoTort Law, February 2003The first article in this edition is written by Monica McFadden of McFadden Law Offices in Chicago.
Editor’s noteBy Margaret M. BensonEmployee Benefits, January 2003Happy 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 noteRacial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, January 2003Many of you are familiar with the "troubles" that have plagued Ireland for many decades.
Editor’s notesOctober 2003In 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 notesBy Gary R. GehlbachReal Estate Law, September 2003If 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 notesBy William T. KaplanBusiness Advice and Financial Planning, September 2003We are about to rectify an area of neglect. The Section Council is known as Business Advice and Financial Planning.
Editor’s notesBy Richard D. HanniganWorkers' Compensation Law, September 2003Gerald F. Cooper has completed a successful term as Chairperson of the Workers' Compensation Law Council Section.
Editor’s notesBy Gary R. GehlbachReal Estate Law, August 2003A 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 notesBy Paul Wiedner & Richard HanniganWorkers' Compensation Law, June 2003In February of 2003, Dennis Ruth was appointed chairman of the Illinois Industrial Commission by Governor Blagojevich.
Editor’s notesBy Gary R. GehlbachReal Estate Law, June 2003The 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 notesBy Christopher L. WeberMineral Law, May 2003In 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 notesBy John L. NisivacoTort Law, May 2003The 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 notesWorkers' Compensation Law, April 2003Governor Blagojevich, on February 21, 2003, appointed Dennis Ruth as Chairman of the Industrial Commission.
Editor’s notesBy John L. NisivacoTort Law, March 2003The first article in this edition is written by Marios Karayannis of Brady & Jensen, located in Elgin, Illinois.
Editor’s notesBy Christopher L. WeberMineral Law, March 2003During 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 notesBy Gary R. GehlbachReal Estate Law, February 2003We are starting this issue with a short quiz. Did you pass the quiz in the previous issue?
Editor’s notesBy John L. NisivacoTort Law, January 2003The first article in this edition is written by Michael W. Clancy of Clancy Law Offices in St. Charles, Illinois.
Effective use of SCR 213(f)By Frank A. PerroneTort Law, May 2003On 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.