Articles From 2006

The IDNR to propose revised regulations By Craig R. Hedin Mineral Law, October 2006 Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Office of Mines and Minerals, Division of Oil and Gas (“IDNR”) has consulted with the Oil and Gas Advisory Board concerning the revision of existing regulations as to leaking unpermitted wells and prev iously plugged wells.
Illinois Appellate Court holds injury at company picnic not compensable when there was no penalty for non-attendance By Michael A. Moore Workers’ Compensation Law, September 2006 A July 12, 2006, decision from the Illinois Appellate Court’s First District in the case of William Gooden v. The Industrial Commission, 2006 WL 1913879, denied compensation to an employee injured while participating in recreational activities at a company picnic pursuant to Section 11 of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act.
Illinois Association of Administrative Law Judges (IAALJ) holds first MCLE educational program By Judge Ann Breen-Greco Administrative Law, August 2006 On June 9, 2006, the Illinois Association of Administrative Law Judges (IAALJ) held its first MCLE Educational Program, “Judicial Training for the Administrative Law Judiciary,” featuring judges, law professors, and attorneys.
Illinois Attorney General issues opinions By Cynthia I. Ervin Administrative Law, May 2006 Under section 4 of the Attorney General Act (15 ILCS 205/4 (West 2002)), the Illinois Attorney General is authorized, upon request, to furnish written legal opinions to State officers and State's Attorneys on matters relating to their official duties.
The Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986: An overview By Brian L. McPheters Family Law, May 2006 It has become apparent the practicing bar may not understand how the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986 (750 ILCS 60/101 et. seq.) works or the opportunities it provides to render legal services. Depending upon the facts of a particular situation, the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986 (“IDVA”) may offer an abused client real protection from future abuse.
The Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986: An overview By Brian L. McPheters General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, April 2006 It has become apparent the practicing bar may not understand how the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986 (750 ILCS 60/101 et. seq.) works or the opportunities it provides to render legal services.
Illinois drilling permits—Do high prices translate to increased activity? By James K. Weston Mineral Law, March 2006 An analysis of drilling permit applications in the last few years reflects continued modest increases in production activity.
Illinois drilling permits—The upward trend continues By James K. Weston, Sr. Mineral Law, October 2006 An analysis of drilling permit applications in the last few years reflects continued modest increases in production activity.
Illinois drilling permits—The upward trend continues By James K. Weston, Sr. Mineral Law, May 2006 An analysis of drilling permit applications in the last few years reflects continued modest increases in production activity.
Illinois efforts to address disproportionate minority contact with the juvenile justice system in Illinois By Lori G. Levin Child Law, March 2006 The accompanying article illustrates that minority youth constitute the majority of arrested and incarcerated juveniles in this state.
Illinois employer hit with $90,600 penalty under child support law By Isham R. Jones, III Labor and Employment Law, January 2006 Let In re Chen, serve as a warning to Illinois employers that failing to comply with the Illinois Income Withholding for Support Act can be a costly mistake.
Illinois International Business Calendar International and Immigration Law, November 2006 The Illinois International Business Calendar is a collaborative effort among the International Trade Association of Greater Chicago, the Office of Trade and Investment of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, and the Illinois District Export Council, on behalf of the U.S. Export Assistance Center Chicago.
Illinois jurisdiction By William R. Gallagher Workers’ Compensation Law, December 2006 The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act contains a provision which defines the term “employee.” Included as part of this definition of “employee,” the Act provides a basis for Illinois jurisdiction.
Illinois legislation corrects income tax bonus Depreciation Modifications By David J. Kupiec & Natalie M. Martin State and Local Taxation, June 2006 On May 19, 2006, Governor Blagojevich signed House Bill 2706 (Public Act 94-0776) - a Bill put forth as a Department of Revenue technical correction to primarily address various issues concerning the Illinois income tax bonus depreciation provisions.
Illinois Native American Bar Association, et al. v. The University of Illinois, 05 CH 4735 By Kenneth Dobbs Human and Civil Rights, September 2006 Oral arguments were heard in the Appellate Court of Illinois, First Judicial District on September 5, 2006.
Illinois Snow Act encourages safety, not liability By Thomas Raleigh Real Estate Law, March 2006 In a recent Illinois appellate decision, the court held that a paved walkway on residential property constitutes a “sidewalk” under the Illinois Snow and Ice Removal Act (the Act), 745 ILCS 75/2 (2000).
Illinois Supreme Court adopts parental notification of minor’s abortion rule By Richard L. Hutchison Human and Civil Rights, November 2006 The Illinois Supreme Court recently adopted Rule 303A. The Rule provides procedures for unemancipated minors to pursue if they are unwilling to give 48 hours parental notice of an abortion.
The Illinois Supreme Court has applied the Parent Child Immunity Doctrine to foster parents and private corporate child care facilities reaching opposite conclusions By Jerrold R. Beger Tort Law, June 2006 In two recent decisions the Illinois Supreme Court has applied the parent child immunity doctrine with opposing outcomes as to foster parents and private child care facilities.
The Illinois Supreme Court revisits intrastate forum non conveniens in Langenhorst v. Norfolk Southern Railway: “A battle over the minutiae” By Kris R. Murphy Energy, Utilities, Telecommunications, and Transportation, November 2006 In Langenhorst v. Norfolk Southern Railway Company, the Supreme Court of Illinois recently revisited the doctrine of intrastate forum non conveniens.
The Illinois Supreme Court revisits intrastate forum non conveniens in Langenhorst v. Norfolk Southern Railway: “A battle over the minutiae” By Kris R. Murphy Civil Practice and Procedure, October 2006 In Langenhorst v. Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 219 Ill.2d 430, 848 N.E.2d 927 (2006), the Supreme Court of Illinois (“the Supreme Court”) recently revisited the doctrine of intrastate forum non conveniens.
Immigration Consultation Corner #3: Student practical training to temporary worker—The “cap-gap” problem By Scott D. Pollock International and Immigration Law, March 2006 An F-1 foreign student comes to your office with the Human Resources Director of a company that trades futures at the Chicago Board of Trade.
Immigration Consultation Corner1 #4—The B-2 overstay dilemma: Issue spotting and wise counsel when there are limited options By Scott D. Pollock International and Immigration Law, November 2006 By providing a sympathetic and knowledgeable consultation, the client without good options will still appreciate your candor and seek you out in the future as her trusted advisor if there is a change of circumstances.
Immigration strategies: Getting the U.S. off the dime By John T. Baun International and Immigration Law, November 2006 In a recent National Law Journal article, reporter Sheri Quarters detailed a tack of how an immigration lawyer may get bureaucracy off the dime when immigration application processing is delayed or non-existent.
The impact of FOIA on an integrated justice information system By Wil Nagel & Kathleen deGrasse Government Lawyers, September 2006 The trend in criminal justice is to improve the sharing of information among law enforcement entities.
Impact of proposed tax reform on the real estate market By Martin R. Press & Michael S. Schimmel Real Estate Law, April 2006 A Presidential Panel announced proposals earlier this year that could ultimately affect the prices of real estate in the United States, especially luxury high-rise condos in Illinois.
Improving job satisfaction in the legal profession By Justin Heather Young Lawyers Division, June 2006 Understanding the root cause of job-related dissatisfaction is the key to discovering the cure. 
In honor of… Gene Petersen By Stuart H. Wolf Business Advice and Financial Planning, January 2006 On February 9, 2005, the Section Council, the ISBA and attorneys throughout the state lost one of their most devoted friends, Gene Petersen, age 62.
In Terrorem Clauses—Bark but no bite By Seth A. Kaplan Trusts and Estates, December 2006 It is the duty of the courts to carry out the wishes of testators and settlors, and the duty of lawyers representing those testators and settlors to advise them as to the best chance of their directives being followed.
In-sites By Dion Davi Government Lawyers, December 2006 There are many Web sites available that provide information related to the criminal justice system. Some provide information about sex offenders and others assist in finding an inmate in a particular facility.
In-sites Government Lawyers, June 2006 The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, what we know as HIPAA, was enacted by Congress in 1996.

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