Articles From 2004

10 business development resolutions By Michael Cummings Young Lawyers Division, February 2004 It is natural at this time of year to set goals for the upcoming year. So, what kind of results do you want to create for your personal practice this year?
10 things every buyer needs to close a commercial real estate loan By R. Kymn Harp Real Estate Law, March 2004 For 25 years, I have represented borrowers and lenders in commercial real estate transactions. During this time it has become apparent that many Buyers do not have a clear understanding of what is required to document a commercial real estate loan.
10th Circuit rejects “logo liability” in cargo loss and damage litigation By William D. Brejcha Energy, Utilities, Telecommunications, and Transportation, April 2004 On August 25, 2002, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit rejected the concept of logo liability in Carmack Amendment litigation in the matter of Mercer Transportation Company v. Greentree Transportation Co., et al., Case No. 01-1380.
1st District Appellate Court withdraws first opinion in Ozik v. Gramins By James P. Ginzkey Tort Law, June 2004 The opinion in Ozik  v. Gramins, was controversial, in large part, because of what the opinion didn't say, as opposed to what the opinion did say.Ozik
2004 Annual Illinois Judicial Conference: Thursday, October 21, 2004, 9:30 a.m.—Holiday Inn Chicago City Centre, Chicago, IL By Mary Ann G. McMorrow Bench and Bar, December 2004 Ladies and Gentlemen, Good Morning. My name is Mary Ann G. McMorrow and it is my great honor and distinct pleasure to welcome all of you to the 2004 annual meeting of the Illinois Judicial Conference.
2004 IDOR Practitioners’ Meeting Questions and Answers State and Local Taxation, November 2004 1. Why must refunds of state and local income taxes, other than Illinois, previously deducted on US 1040 schedule A in prior years and included on current year US 1040 page 1, be reported as a subtraction on line 9? Why not change the reporting for IL 1040 line 7?
2004 Tradition of Excellence Award General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, November 2004 The General Practice, Solo and Small Firms Section Council's winner of the 2004 General Practice Tradition of Excellence Award is John H. Maville of Belvidere, Illinois.
2005 Lincoln Award Legal Writing Contest Winners By Eric Hanson Young Lawyers Division, December 2004 The ISBA has recently selected the winners of the 2005 Lincoln Award Legal Writing Contest.
20th annual Illinois Public Sector Labor Relations Law Program Administrative Law, October 2004 Illinois Labor Relations Board, Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board
The 24th Annual State and Local Taxation Conference By Alexander P. White State and Local Taxation, October 2004 The 24th Annual State and Local Taxation Conference of the National Conference of State Tax Judges took place in Chicago, Illinois on Thursday, September 30 through Saturday, October 2, 2004.
4th District Appellate Court protects confidentiality of juvenile victim’s delinquency background By Catherine M. Ryan & Nancy Hablutzel Child Law, December 2004 The 4th District Appellate Court recently ruled on the application of Illinois' rape-shield statute in a case in which the accused wished to present in evidence the prior delinquency adjudication of the victim for a sexual offense.
66 years young By James W. Chipman Administrative Law, September 2004 Recently, our section council newsletter, Administrative Law, marked its 30th year.
The 7 percent assessment cap creates uncertainty in residential real estate closings By John K. Norris State and Local Taxation, August 2004 I'm back," and with those often-heard remarks still ringing, let us revisit an issue that our Section Council was involved in during the past year: Public Act 93-715 is the embodiment of three bills that the Section collectively opposed.
The 70-80 percent tax trap: How to help clients avoid the double taxation of money in their qualified plan or IRA By Roccy DeFrancesco Federal Taxation, March 2004 The 70-80 percent tax problem revolves around the topic of income in respect to a decedent (IRD). IRD includes any income an individual is entitled to but does not receive over his/her lifetime.
The 70-80 percent tax trap: How to help clients avoid the double taxation of money in their qualified plan or IRA By Roccy DeFrancesco Business Advice and Financial Planning, February 2004 The 70-80 percent tax problem revolves around the topic of Income in Respect to Decedent(IRD). IRD includes any income an individual is entitled to but does not receive over his/her lifetime.
93rd General Assembly 2003/04 Legislation-Summary By Donald T. Rubin State and Local Taxation, December 2004   Public Act No. Statute Affected Brief Description Effective Date P.A. 93-0017
Acceptance of unsolicited workers’ compensation benefits does not bar common law action By Stephen G. Baime Tort Law, May 2004 The recent case of Wren v. Reddick Community Fire Protection District, 337 Ill. App. 3d 262, 785 N.E.2d 1052, 271 Ill. Dec. 858 (2003), held that the injured plaintiffs could proceed with a third-party claim in court even though they accepted workers' compensation benefits and filed a workers' compensation claim against the defendant.
Accounting says maybe, but the tax laws say yes By Bart A. Basi Business and Securities Law, January 2004 This year is the first full year in which the Financial Accounting Standards Board's (FASB) guidance on how to account for goodwill and other unidentifiable intangible assets is in effect for presentation in financial statements.
Address to the U of I Board of Trustees By Kim Edward Cook Human and Civil Rights, October 2004 My name is Kim Edward Cook. I was born and raised in Muskogee, Oklahoma. I am a member of the Cherokee Nation.
Addressing employee misconduct with confidence By Craig Hunsaker Corporate Law Departments, February 2004 San DiegoAn at-will employee spends most of her working hours using your company's high-speed Internet access to download music files to her personal MP3 player.
Administrative Law Judge’s responsibility to create a full record and to explain the reasoning for the decision By Andrew Creighton Administrative Law, June 2004 The issue of what is an adequate record for administrative review was discussed at length in Niam v. Ashcroft.
Administrative Law Judges-Working together By Ann Breen-Greco Administrative Law, September 2004 On June 24, 2004 the Illinois Association of Administrative Law Judges (IAALJ) held its annual meeting in conjunction with the year's last meeting of the Chicago Bar Association's Administrative Law Judges Committee.
Administrative review of City of Chicago hearing decisions Administrative Law, February 2004 Remarks of Judge Sandra Tristano, Circuit Judge, Cook County, Given before the CBA Administrative Law Judges Committee, November 25, 2003
ADR happenings Alternative Dispute Resolution, May 2004 Mediator Applications and Self Certification of Qualifications forms for the Major Case Civil Mediation Program, Law Division, Circuit Court of Cook County can be obtained by calling Raimonda Ferenzi, secretary to Judge Allen S. Goldberg, at 312-603-6078 and she will mail the forms to your office.
ADR happenings By Kenton Skarin Alternative Dispute Resolution, March 2004 On February 9, the American Bar Association's House of Delegates approved a new code of ethics for arbitrators in commercial disputes that provides a presumption of neutrality for all arbitrators, including party-appointed ones.
ADR in law schools: The times, they are a’ changing By Paula M. Young Women and the Law, October 2004 When I think about the role ADR plays in legal education, in law practice, and in our broader communities, I think of the following quote: "Our civilization is like a bird with one wing, flying round and round in circles. The other wing is the Feminine. Without it, we cannot go anywhere."
Adult child lacked diplomatic immunity By Edward Neufville, III International and Immigration Law, November 2004 The Fourth Circuit affirmed a decision that an adult child of a diplomat lacked diplomatic immunity and could be convicted for unlawful possession of a rifle.
Advantageous uses of LLCs By Richard M. Colombik & Randall H. Borkus Business Advice and Financial Planning, May 2004 Because of their flexibility and relative simplicity, the LLC is well-suited for both start-up businesses and more mature businesses.
Age is not a factor in a Miranda inquiry By Catherine M. Ryan & Kathryn Bischoff Child Law, June 2004 On June 1, 2004, the United State Supreme Court issued one of its infrequent decisions on juvenile justice.
All the latest developments in health care law By W. Eugene Basanta & Matthew J. Ashley Health Care Law, December 2004 Recent cases of interest to health care attorneys.