Articles From 2004

When is a circuit court order final and appealable? By Michelle D. Porro Workers' Compensation Law, June 2004 Where the Arbitrator and Industrial Commission find that the Petitioner is entitled to TTD, medical and an award of PPD equal to 45 percent maw, and the circuit court reverses and remands for a finding consistent with its opinion that the Petitioner is permanently and totally disabled, the circuit court's order is interlocutory and an appeal can not be perfected to the appellate court until after the claim has been heard on remand by the Industrial Commission.
When navigating the uncontested related adoption highway, you still need a map By Chris S. Haaff Young Lawyers Division, October 2004 Do not let the facts that an adoption is for a related child and will be uncontested lull you into thinking related adoptions are easy.
Who’s entitled to what from whom? By Matt Maloney Criminal Justice, March 2004 Recent decisions from the Illinois Supreme Court have recounted difficulties emanating from discovery problems. Most of the commentaries deal with complaints of non-compliance in death penalty cases.
Whose dime is it, anyway? Or, who cares? By Matt Maloney Criminal Justice, October 2004 I was Bureau County Public Defender for almost 10 years.
Whose dime is it anyway? Or, Who cares? By Matt Maloney General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, September 2004 I was Bureau County Public Defender for almost 10 years.
Why do we need to revamp custody? By Laura Urbik-Kern Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, May 2004 In the 25 years since the custody act has been written, there has been much discussion among family lawyers about why the custody act is in need of overhaul.
Wildman Harrold hosts “Dismantling the Glass Ceiling” luncheon By E. Lynn Grayson Women and the Law, June 2004 On March 11, 2004, Wildman Harrold Allen & Dixon's Women in the Practice of Law group hosted a special luncheon entitled "Dismantling the Glass Ceiling and Other Strategies to Promote Women in the Workforce.
Willful and wanton conduct By Alfred M. Swanson, Jr. Local Government Law, July 2004 Plaintiff filed suit against the District and several paramedics, emergency medical technicians and firefighters alleging the wrongful death of his daughter.
Wireless networking: Part I By Nerino J. Petro Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, January 2004 We're finally reaching a point where myth and technology are actually catching up with one another.
The Women Everywhere: Partners in Service Project marks five years of service to women and children in need By Margot Klein Women and the Law, June 2004 On February 26, 2004, the Women Everywhere: Partners in Service Project, a collaborative effort of nine area women's bar groups, celebrated five years of bringing attorneys, judges and friends of the legal community together to provide volunteer services to women and children in need.
Words & phrases index of cases Insurance Law, December 2004 Recent cases arranged by subject matter.
Words & phrases index of cases Insurance Law, November 2004 Automatic insurance clause extends coverage to newly-acquired vehicle for accident occurring during grace period despite lack of notice to insurer that insured automobile has been replaced.
Words & phrases index of cases Insurance Law, January 2004 Retail insurance broker lacked standing to assert a breach of contract claim against insurer.
A year later: Klaeren v. Lisle and the troubles it has wrought By Victor P. Filippini, Jr. Local Government Law, March 2004 This article will re-examine the supreme court's analysis of the legislative zoning scheme to determine whether the court's revolutionary zoning decision inadvertently re-wrote the Illinois zoning enabling acts.
Yokel v. Hite: Did joint venture spring from unitization agreement? By James K. Weston, Sr. Mineral Law, June 2004 Yokel v. Hite is a Fifth District case (No. 5-02-0674) originally decided April 7, 2004 as a Rule 23 order. On May 6, 2004, a Motion to Publish was granted.
Zero tolerance law upheld By John T. Doddy, Jr. Traffic Laws and Courts, December 2004 In Arvia v. Madigan, No. 95590, 2004 LEXIS 671, (Ill. Sup. Ct. April 15, 2004), the Illinois Supreme Court, on direct appeal by the State, reversed the finding of the Circuit Court of Cook County which found the Illinois Zero Tolerance Law (625 ILCS 5/11-501.8) unconstitutional on both equal protection and due process grounds.