Articles From 2006

A book review and personal recommendation By J.A. Sebastian Bench and Bar, June 2006 Three strings walk into a bar….
Book review: What You Need To Know About Social Security By John Voorn Elder Law, June 2006 As a significant part of my practice is in the area of elder law, several years ago I concluded that I needed to educate myself about how our Social Security system really works.
A brown shoe in a black shoe world By David Clark Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, August 2006 Ever get the feeling you’re the odd one out? Evaluating other offices, do you ever get the feeling that they may be outpacing you in office automation?
Building a legal system in 21st century Russia By J. Dennis Marek Civil Practice and Procedure, February 2006 While scholars can debate the reasons for the collapse of the Soviet Union, it is clear that as Russia enters the 21st century, the legal system will require a modification unknown in previous centuries.
Building bridges: An Egypt-U.S. Free Trade Agreement, Ahmed Galal and Robert Z. Lawrence, Editors (Brookings Institution Press: 1998) By Christopher Scott Maravilla International and Immigration Law, September 2006 Building Bridges: An Egypt-U.S. Free Trade Agreement is a polemic analysis of Egyptian-United States trade relations.
Building your estate practice through legal service plans By Carol Klima Martin Trusts and Estates, December 2006 If you are looking to hang a new shingle or build a practice, affiliating with a legal service plan can fit the bill.
Buying back your own trademark: The reality of cybersquatting By Christopher J. Schafer Corporate Law Departments, July 2006 Once seen as “entrepreneurs” in the early days of internet, cybersquatters now violate government regulations.
CAFA-7th Circuit Update By William J. Brinkmann Federal Civil Practice, March 2006 Since the Class Action Fairness Act, was signed into law by President Bush on February 18, 2005, certain provisions of the new law have been interpreted in the district courts of Illinois and by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Can a home rule municipality enter into a project labor agreement on municipal projects financed with only municipal funds? By Jeffrey D. Lester & Maureen E. Riggs Local Government Law, February 2006 Project labor agreements or IMPACT agreements are contractual agreements signed between a trade union and a public entity requiring that union workers will be used on a public works project.
Can Illinois municipalities be in the business of constructing wireless broadband networks? By Adam B. Simon Local Government Law, July 2006 In the December 2005 edition of this newsletter, Mr. Jeffrey C. Torres opined on whether municipalities should be constructing wireless broadband networks.
The Carbon Monoxide Alarm Detector Act By Gary R. Gehlbach Real Estate Law, November 2006 Effective January 1, 2007, the Carbon Monoxide Alarm Detector Act (PA 94-0741, HB 5284) requires that every dwelling be equipped with an approved carbon monoxide alarm within 15 feet of every room used for sleeping purposes.
Carpenter bypasses employer’s attempts to detour benefits By Arnold G. Rubin Workers' Compensation Law, January 2006 In order to recover for benefits under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act, it is well accepted that a claimant’s work-related injury must “arise out of and in the course of the employment.”
Case law in child abuse and neglect and custody matters By Catherine M. Ryan Child Law, December 2006 During 2006, the Appellate Courts addressed the proper standards for a father in a neglect case, a grandparent in a custody case and a teacher appealing an indicated finding of abuse.
Case law in juvenile delinquency matters By Catherine M. Ryan Child Law, December 2006 During 2006, the Supreme Court and the Appellate Courts addressed issues related to youth who commit sex offenses.
Case law in termination of parental rights matters By Catherine M. Ryan Child Law, December 2006 During 2006, the Supreme Court and Appellate Courts have clarified two grounds for termination of parental rights, and have discussed the behavior of the parent and of the social service agency in the process.
Case names and holdings Insurance Law, September 2006 Holding: Court order establishing a battery conviction against the insured, in and of itself, did not collaterally estop insured and victim from arguing that cut was negligently inflicted.
Case note By John H. Brechin Local Government Law, December 2006 Hammond v. Firefighters Pension Fund, No. 2-06-0133 and 2-06-0187 November 29, 2006 The Second District Appellate Court recently reviewed the decision of the Defendant Board to award the Plaintiff a non-duty disability pension and to deny him a line of duty disability pension.
Case note By John H. Brechin Local Government Law, September 2006 The Calibraro case involved a firefighter/paramedic employed by Buffalo Grove who made application for a disability pension.
Case Note: Does a special use permit run with the land? Not this one, says Justice Smith By Paul N. Keller Local Government Law, October 2006 In an opinion authored by Justice James Fitzgerald Smith, former Des Plaines City Attorney, the Illinois Appellate Court upholds the validity of a special use permit which was intended to apply only to the owner of the land at the time it was issued.
Case summaries Criminal Justice, December 2006 A police officer saw the defendant in his car, illegally parked. People v. Luedemann, 2006 WL 2828583 (Ill. 2006).
Case summaries By Steve Mroczkowski Alternative Dispute Resolution, November 2006 Recent cases of interest to ADR practitioners.
Case summaries By Megan Boan Alternative Dispute Resolution, September 2006 Morgan Stanley instituted arbitration proceedings against Laws to recover alleged deficit of $689,115 in Laws’ margin account.
Case summaries Insurance Law, September 2006 Holding: Court order establishing a battery conviction against the insured, in and of itself, did not collaterally estop insured and victim from arguing that cut was negligently inflicted.
Case summaries Criminal Justice, September 2006 In People v. Driggers, 2006 Ill.Lexis 1103, the Illinois Supreme Court was presented with the constitutionality of a canine sniff during a lawful traffic stop.
Case summaries By G. Paul Vazquez, Brendan Max, Ron Haze, Miguel E. Miranda, Vera McDonnell, & Matt Maloney Criminal Justice, June 2006 In People v. Wooddell, 2006 Ill.Lexix 326, the Illinois Supreme Court was called upon to review the effect of a release of a defendant from the Department of Corrections upon a speedy trial demand made pursuant to the intrastate detainers statute.
Case summaries Alternative Dispute Resolution, June 2006 Recent cases of interest to ADR practitioners.
Case summaries Criminal Justice, April 2006 Joanne Phillips was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance with the Intent to deliver, Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance, and Unlawful Possession of Cannabis.
Case summaries By Kristi Hornickel, Megan Kawa, & Samia Zayed Alternative Dispute Resolution, April 2006 Traveler's Casualty and Surety Co. (Insurer) and ACandS (Insuree) entered into a coverage agreement which included an arbitration clause.
Case summaries Criminal Justice, March 2006 In this case, the Illinois Supreme Court cleared up the meaning of involuntary intoxication as an affirmative defense, and the proof necessary to obtain an involuntary intoxication instruction.
Case summaries By Kristi Hornickel & Samia Zayed Alternative Dispute Resolution, March 2006 Recent cases of interest to ADR practitioners.

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