Articles From 2006

Case summaries By Megan Kawa & Samia Zayed Alternative Dispute Resolution, February 2006 The Universal Service Fund filed a complaint at the district level alleging that defendants Sprint and AT&T collaborated with Worldcom in violation of the FCA and the Sherman Act.
Case Synopsis: Southern Illinoisan v. Illinois Department of Public Health By Lisle A. Stalter Government Lawyers, April 2006 It is not very often that an opinion thoroughly discussing the application of the Freedom of Information Act is published.
A casenote: First Midwest Bank v. Stewart Title Guaranty Company By Shekar Adiga Real Estate Law, February 2006 The court in First Midwest Bank, N.A. v. Stewart Title Guaranty Company, held that the issuance of a title commitment is not the sale of information concerning the state of title and therefore did not fall within the negligent misrepresentation exception to the Moorman Doctrine.
Casenote: Guardianship implicitly revokes durable power of attorney, according to fourth district By Peter R. Olson Elder Law, February 2006 The Illinois Appellate Court (In re. Estate of Doyle, No. 4-04-1026, November 10, 2005) recently ruled on an oft debated issue among elder law practitioners:
Casenote: In re Peter DeForest Winthrop, Attorney, Respondent, 2006 WL 724822 (March 2006) By John W. Foltz Elder Law, May 2006 This case note will only review the issues raised concerning the attorney’s duty with regard to drafting the power of attorney. 
Casenote: In re: Kohlenbrener v. North Suburban Clinic, Ltd. 356 ILL.APP.3D 414 (1ST DIST. 2005) By John W. Foltz Elder Law, May 2006 Does a fee agreement between an attorney and a client terminate at the client’s death?
Cases Insurance Law, May 2006 Holding: Insurer had no duty to defend or indemnify non-permissive, unauthorized driver in personal injury automobile accident.
Cases Insurance Law, February 2006 Standard Mutual Insurance Company v. Mudron, 358 Ill.App.3d 535, 295 Ill.Dec. 118 (Ill.App. 3 Dist., 2005)
Cases Insurance Law, January 2006 Summaries of recent cases.
Celebrating the past, fighting for the future By Patrice Ball-Reed Women and the Law, March 2006 The Women’s Bar Association of Illinois (WBAI), Black Women Lawyers Association of Greater Chicago (BWLA), Cook County Bar Association (CCBA), National Council of Negro Women-Chicago Midwest Section (NCNW-CMS) and 19 other organizations co-hosted a Midwest Voting Rights Act (VRA) Leadership Summit on January 20, 2006.
Chairman’s Corner By Thomas Vasiljevich Federal Taxation, September 2006 As the incoming Chair of the Federal Taxation Section Council for 2006-2007, I want to welcome you to what should be another exciting and productive year for the Section Council.
Chair’s Column By Stephen B. Cohen Alternative Dispute Resolution, November 2006 A message from Section Chair Stephen B. Cohen.
Chair’s Column By Hon. Barbara Crowder Bench and Bar, October 2006 When a lawyer is chosen to become a judge, whether the choice was made by the voters after an election or by appointment from other judges, the new judge swears to uphold the laws of the State of Illinois and the Constitution.
Chair’s Column By Stephen B. Cohen Alternative Dispute Resolution, September 2006 This is my first message to the members of the ADR Section Council and those interested in Alternative Dispute Resolution upon my vice becoming Chair of the ADR Section Council. During the years that I have been on the Section Council, we have had a very devoted and hard working Section Council.
Chair’s Column By Judge Barbara Crowder Bench and Bar, September 2006 “Please empty your pockets and let me look in your purse or briefcase.”
Chair’s Column By Hon. Barbara Crowder Bench and Bar, July 2006 What an honor it is to be the Chair of the Bench and Bar Section Council during this year of changes in the court system in the State of Illinois.
Chair’s column By Shannon M. Shepherd International and Immigration Law, July 2006 A message from Section Chair Shannon Shepherd.
Chair’s column By David N. Schaffer Family Law, April 2006 Please again be reminded to send in your suggestions for our “songs for the divorce practitioner” issue.
Chair’s column By David N. Schaffer Family Law, February 2006 I am writing this column a little less than a week before I will see the Stones (as in The Rolling Stones for all you post-baby boomers) at the United Center. Either Mick and Keith were way ahead of their time or some things just never change.
Chair’s Column: A busy year By James W. Chipman Administrative Law, July 2006 I write as your new Chair of the Administrative Law Section Council. Using our excellent newsletter as a platform, I want to share my agenda with you for the upcoming year.
Chair’s Column: Neither fish nor fowl By Matt Maloney General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, October 2006 If you have served as a prosecutor or defense attorney for any appreciable period of time you develop and inherent “sense” of what the law is in a particular topic area.
Chair’s Column: The Illinois Open Meetings Act goes electronic By James W. Chipman Administrative Law, September 2006 Thanks to revisions over the last two legislative sessions, the Illinois Open Meetings Act has joined the electronic age.
Chair’s column: Welcome from the Chair By Matt Maloney General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, July 2006 Welcome to the 2006-2007 ISBA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section Council newsletter.
Chair’s Column: Why lawyers don’t do what they’re supposed to do By Matt Maloney General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, October 2006 A message from Section Chair Matt Maloney
Change in Small Claims limits affects arbitration By Hon. Michael Jordan Bench and Bar, April 2006 As most of you are aware, the Illinois Supreme Court recently raised the dollar amount of Small Claims from $5,000 to $10,000 effective the beginning of 2006.
Changes on the horizon for trial lawyers: The Seventh Circuit’s Jury Trial Project By Mark L. Karno Tort Law, September 2006 I recently participated in a jury trial in front of Judge James F. Holderman in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division.
Chapter 9 Bankruptcy in Illinois: The obvious now has precedent By Michael G. Cortina Commercial Banking, Collections, and Bankruptcy, March 2006 Since the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1994, there has been little question as to the lack of eligibility of municipalities in Illinois for relief under Chapter 9 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.
The Chicago Council on Foreign Relations changes its name By Violeta I. Balan International and Immigration Law, September 2006 On September 1, 2006, The Chicago Council on Foreign Relations was renamed The Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
The Chicago Foundation for Women Women and the Law, June 2006 The lead article in the March 2006 Catalyst, “Supreme Court Justice Talks About the ‘F’ Word,” summarized the remarks of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg when she was the recipient of an award from the Chicago Foundation for Women.
Chicago supervised visitation programs provide invaluable services By Michael G. Bergmann Child Law, December 2006 Supervised visitation between non-custodial parents and their children is an important service in many domestic relations and minor guardianship cases.