Articles From 2006

What can I be with a J.D.? CEO and Entrepreneur By Heather M. Fritsch Young Lawyers Division, August 2006 More about the career of Tarek Fadel, CEO and Founder of AdaptiBar.
What can I be with a J.D.? Second District Office of the State’s Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor’s Office By Heather M. Fritsch Young Lawyers Division, December 2006 Get to know the Second District Office of the State’s Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor’s Office and its Deputy Director, Martin Moltz.
What can I be with a J.D.? Solo practitioner By Heather M. Fritsch Young Lawyers Division, October 2006 Learn more about Gregg Garofalo, who started Gregg A. Garofalo P.C. in 2004.
What happened in Vegas is not staying in Vegas By Darrell Steinberg Labor and Employment Law, March 2006 The labor relations world is becoming aware of what Las Vegas already knows—that “card check” neutrality agreements are the new world order for union organizing.
What have they been up to in Springfield? Recent statutory changes affecting employers and employees By Michael R. Lied Labor and Employment Law, January 2006 The 93rd and 94th General Assemblies made numerous changes which will impact Illinois employers and employees.
What is a “right of first refusal”? By Gary R. Gehlbach Real Estate Law, December 2006 Occasionally, a client will ask that I prepare a “right of first refusal,” or a “right of last refusal,” or a “last right of refusal,” or a “right of first and last refusal,” or some variation on this notion.
What is a title company’s product? By Greg C. Anderson Real Estate Law, April 2006 Gertrude Stein wrote “[A] rose is a rose is a rose.” The Illinois Supreme Court’s unanimous opinion in First Midwest Bank v. Stewart Title Guaranty Company can be summed up in a similar fashion: “A title commitment/policy is a title commitment/policy is a title commitment/policy.”
What is an international law practice? By Lewis F. Matuszewich International and Immigration Law, July 2006 The Illinois State Bar Association List Serve is a tremendous way for attorneys to communicate.
What is “healing art malpractice”? By James P. Ginzkey Tort Law, March 2006 A recent case out of the First District Appellate Court once again raises the question: what is “healing art malpractice”? In Jackson v. Chicago Classic Janitorial and Cleaning Service, 355 Ill.App.3d 906, 291 Ill.Dec. 469 (1st Dist. 2005) plaintiff alleged that she suffered injuries during a functional capacity evaluation. Plaintiff’s allegations against defendant, Maximum Rehabilitation Services, were couched primarily in terms of Maximum’s failure to properly instruct, supervise and train its employees.
What you may not ask By Thomas A. Bruno Bench and Bar, October 2006 Caselaw to consider when interviewing prospective employees.
What’s in a word? The right to avoid paying taxes on someone else’s property is abolished for administrative convenience By Mark R. Davis State and Local Taxation, February 2006 This article considers the problems the legislature has created for taxpayers by a little-noticed technical amendment, and its probable unconstitutionality.
When is a settlement a settlement? By Champ W. Davis, Jr. Alternative Dispute Resolution, March 2006 Despite the wealth of case law enforcing oral settlements and the long-standing tendency of courts to favor compromise and settlement, the enforceability of an oral agreement reached at mediation appears to depend upon the location of the mediation.
When representing more clients can actually result in less legal fees: Avoiding multiple representations can save hours of grief, unnecessary costs and challenges to your law license By A. Jay Goldstein & Erin L. Dunn Business and Securities Law, November 2006 A corporate attorney should avoid getting into a professional dilemma by following a simple rule: KNOW YOUR CLIENT.
When to file for Federal trademark registration By Justin Lampel Intellectual Property, March 2006 It is a common misconception that having a business name approved by the Secretary of State’s Office provides trademark rights
Where’s the beef? Mad Cow Disease and international trade in U.S., Canadian and Japanese beef By Donald L. Uchtmann International and Immigration Law, January 2006 Where’s the imported beef? It’s back—at least in U.S. and Japanese grocery stores. U.S. imports of Canadian beef resumed in July 2005, and in December 2005, selected Japanese imports of U.S. beef restarted after a two-year ban.
Who says bankruptcy isn’t interesting? By Terry Sharp Commercial Banking, Collections, and Bankruptcy, May 2006 If you are an insolvency lawyer interested in bankruptcy, debtors’ rights, and creditors’ remedies, the recent Supreme Court decision Central Virginia Community College v. Katz, 126 S.Ct. 990 (2006), is a “must read.”
Why are most downstate lawyers locked out of real estate sales—A downstate lawyer’s response By Steven P. Zimmerman Real Estate Law, December 2006 The cover page of the August, 2006 Illinois Bar Journal featuring Helen W. Gunnarsson’s article entitled “Beyond ‘Deed and Green’” asks “Why are most downstate lawyers locked out of real estate sales?”
Widow’s claim for benefits runs out of road By Cameron B. Clark Workers’ Compensation Law, January 2006 In Swartz v. Industrial Commission, the Illinois Appellate Court, in a decision delivered by Justice McCullough, addressed the issue of whether a causal connection existed between the claimant’s employment and his fatal cardiac event.
William L. Cleaver, Moline: A profile of an Elder Law Attorney By Peter R. Olson Elder Law, June 2006 Learn more about Elder Law attorney William Cleaver.
With gratitude to Ms. Parks, and Ms. Vinson, and the fighters yet to come… By Kaethe Morris Hoffer Women and the Law, March 2006 There is a woman to whom all equality-loving people owe much. Her name is Michelle Vinson, and she is a rape survivor. She fought for justice and dignity for herself and changed the world for all Americans, especially women.
Women and the Law reception at the Creve Coeur Club in Peoria By Elizabeth L. Jensen Women and the Law, June 2006 The Women and the Law Committee has sponsored numerous receptions throughout the state of Illinois to offer an opportunity for women attorneys to network and socialize.
Women in the news Women and the Law, June 2006 Congratulations to the new women members of the ISBA Board of Governors: ANITA M. DE CARLO, Chicago (Under 37 – Cook County); and ELIZABETH L. JENSEN, Peoria (Area IV – 10th, 14th & 15th Circuits).
Workers’ compensation changes for health care providers By Rick L. Hindmand Health Care Law, September 2006 Public Act 94-0277 amended the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act and the Workers’ Occupational Diseases Act to address employer concerns about escalating medical costs and employee concerns about benefit levels and liability for medical bills, as well as other issues.
A world of international law coming to Chicago and beyond By Violeta I. Balan International and Immigration Law, August 2006 The ISBA’s International & Immigration Law Section Council would like to let you know about several upcoming international law events that might be of interest to you.
Yet another joint tenancy case… By Philip E. Koenig Trusts and Estates, May 2006 The Second District Appellate Court recently decided another case, In re Estate of Shea, resolving ownership of joint tenancy bank accounts established by a decedent during his lifetime.
YLD announces 2006 award winners Young Lawyers Division, June 2006 The Young Lawyers Division of the Illinois State Bar Association announced the annual awards for the Young Lawyer of the Year and the Law Student Division Public Service.
YLD Council prepares for another outstanding year By Chris S. Haaff Young Lawyers Division, August 2006 The Young Lawyers Division (YLD) Council last met on June 16, 2006 at the ISBA Annual Meeting.
Zoning and religious uses—Vision Church v. Village of Long Grove By John H. Brechin Local Government Law, December 2006 Vision Church was an Illinois religious corporation whose membership totaled approximately 120 persons. Prior to 1999, Vision was located in Park Ridge but began looking for a new church site, and expecting its membership to grow significantly, desired a larger facility.