In-sitesGovernment Lawyers, April 2006Over the years, the Illinois Bar Journal has provided some great research tips for those searching for government agency regulations, policies, interpretive letters, opinions, digests, forms, and other information.
INA provision trumps customary international lawBy Jason GreenInternational and Immigration Law, March 2006Customary international law is the practice of states accepted as law. U.S. courts have long held that customary international law is part of U.S. law.
Inadequate disclosure by arbitrator results in award being vacatedBy Robert E. Wells, Jr.Alternative Dispute Resolution, June 2006The Fifth Circuit in Positive Software Solutions, Inc. v. New Century Mortgage Corp., No. 4-11432 (January 11, 2006) held that an arbitrator's failure to disclose his professional relationship with an attorney from one of the parties, justified the District Court's decision to vacate the arbitration award.
Inaugural Lunch With a Judge program a successBy Dion DaviYoung Lawyers Division, June 2006Success!! Success!! Success!! These were my thoughts as the inaugural Illinois State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and DuPage County Bar Association New and Young Lawyers Committee co-sponsored Lunch with a Judge presentation came to a conclusion.
Indiana District Court sustains motor carrier owner operator practices against OOIDA attackBy William D. BrejchaEnergy, Utilities, Telecommunications, and Transportation, February 2006On September 27, 2005, U.S. District Judge Sarah Evans Barker of the Southern District of Indiana denied the plaintiff’s summary judgment motion and found that motor carrier Mayflower Transit, Inc.’s practices of passing its public liability and property damage (“PL/PD”) insurance costs on to its independent contractor owner operator drivers did not violate the United States Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (“FMCSA”) leasing regulation at 49 C.F.R. Part 376.12(j)(1) in Owner Operators Independent Drivers Association, Inc., Cause No. 1P-98-458-CB/S, decided, 9/27/05.
Individual income tax updateBy Richard M. Colombik & Linda GodfreyFederal Taxation, June 2006In Comm’r v. Banks, 543 U.S. 426; 125 S. Ct. 826 (2005), the Supreme Court held that a taxpayer’s gross income from the proceeds of litigation included the portion of the damages recovery that was paid to his attorneys according to a contingent fee agreement.
Inflation Adjustments: 2007 and beforeBy Gregg M. SimonTrusts and Estates, December 2006On November 9, 2006 the IRS released its official inflation adjustments for 2007. The following tables show the 2007 adjusted items that relate to estate taxes:
Informed consent for lawyersBy William A. AllisonTort Law, September 2006When a settlement or judgment in a personal injury action is paid in whole or in part by periodic payments, that is called a structured settlement.
InsideAdministrative Law, December 2006Administrative Law Section Council member Ann Breen-Greco was honored recently by the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois as a Woman with Vision.
InsideAdministrative Law, November 2006Patti Gregory-Chang, a remarkable member of the Administrative Law Section Council, is profiled in the first article of this issue.
InsideAdministrative Law, October 2006The first article in this issue provides insights into the role of an unusual ALJ, the Illinois Special Education Hearing Officer.
InsideAdministrative Law, September 2006This issue of the Newsletter begins with commentary by the Section Council Chair, Jim Chipman (Executive Director and Legal Counsel to the Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board, Springfield, Illinois).
InsideAdministrative Law, August 2006This issue of the Newsletter begins with an article by ALJ Ann Breen-Greco, a member of the Administrative Law Section Council, concerning a well-attended educational program for ALJs recently held by the Illinois Association of Administrative Law Judges. Ann was a speaker at as well as one of the organizers of the program.
InsideAdministrative Law, July 2006This first issue of the new ISBA year begins with three articles relating to the change in leadership of the Section Council from Vickie Gillio to Jim Chipman.
InsideAdministrative Law, May 2006Do you think you know the difference between res judicata and collateral estoppel as those doctrines apply to administrative agency decisions?
InsideAdministrative Law, April 2006This issue begins with a very well-written article which, admittedly, is partisan.
InsideAdministrative Law, March 2006Two of the articles in the February 2006 issue of this newsletter concerned the very recent Illinois court decisions in Collinsville Community Unit School District No. 10 v. Regional Board of School Trustees of St. Clair County, and Dombrowski v. City of Chicago.
InsideAdministrative Law, February 2006The first two articles in this issue were submitted by Section Council members Vickie Gillio, the current Chair, and Terry Hoffman, the immediate past Chair.
InsideAdministrative Law, January 2006Recent changes in the statute of limitations applicable to Illinois Medical Practice Act complaints are the subject of the first article in this issue of the Newsletter.
Insurance law updateBy Robert H. HanafordInsurance Law, September 2006Recent cases of interest to insurance law practitioners.
Insurance notice obligationsEnvironmental Law, September 2006In the environmental area, many policyholders seek coverage under their comprehensive general liability (CGL) policies for environmental claims.
Intellectual Improbabilities™By Daniel KeganIntellectual Property, June 2006Data Gone. Jacob Citrin, accused of wiping out all the data on the computer he used at work before he announced his resignation faces a lawsuit by his former employer, a group of affiliated real estate companies, under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act., 18 USC 1030.
Internal Revenue Service Liaison UpdateBy Thomas F. ArendsFederal Taxation, September 2006The editorial staff of the Newsletter would like to inform members of the Section that Mr. Thomas Arends of the Council currently serves as liaison for the Section to the Internal Revenue Service.
Internal Revenue Service Liaison UpdateBy Katie S. BeardFederal Taxation, June 2006The following is a summary of select materials presented by the author at the 2005/2006 Federal Tax Law Ed Program in Chicago and Springfield.
Internal Revenue Service Liaison UpdateBy Thomas F. ArendsFederal Taxation, March 2006IRS Announcement on Tax Lien Filings and Releases: The editorial staff of the newsletter would like to inform members of the Federal Taxation Section that Mr. Thomas Arends of the Section Council currently serves as liaison for the Section to the Internal Revenue Service.
International Alternative Dispute ResolutionBy Megan BoanAlternative Dispute Resolution, November 2006“Bill 27” puts an end to mandating binding arbitration clauses in domestic contracts (Canada) The bill, which amends the Family Law Act, is supposed to address the unequal bargaining power existing in the arbitration of family law disputes in Canada.
International alternative dispute resolutionBy Steve MroczkowskiAlternative Dispute Resolution, September 2006Organizations such as the American Arbitration Association and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (the international division of the AAA) have already taken action to promote Alternative Dispute Resolution internationally.
International commercial arbitration: An introductionBy Jason B. McGaryInternational and Immigration Law, January 2006The landscape in which international disputes are resolved is changing rapidly. The once generally held belief that the adversarial judicial process was vastly superior to the superficial and unpragmatic “inquisitorial” process that is alternative dispute resolution is being abandoned on a large scale