Editor’s noteBy Brendan MaxCriminal Justice, April 2006In this edition of the ISBA Criminal Justice Section Newsletter, we are pleased to be able to provide a special article by the Honorable Daniel N. Locallo.
Editor’s noteBy Gary R. GehlbachReal Estate Law, April 2006The Illinois Supreme Court decision, First Midwest Bank v. Stewart Title Guaranty Company, earlier this year has generated considerable discussion and opinions, and several articles for this publication
Editor’s noteBy John L. NisivacoTort Law, March 2006In the first article of this edition, Jim Ginzkey of Hayes, Hammer, Miles, Cox & Ginzkey, looks at the ever-evolving definition of “healing art malpractice.”
Editor’s noteBy Gary R. GehlbachReal Estate Law, March 2006Over the years the Real Estate Law Section Council has been blessed with some top-notch attorneys in the area of construction law.
Editor’s noteBy Ross S. LeveyFamily Law, February 2006On January 25, 2006, the Illinois Supreme Court granted a petition for leave to appeal in the case J.S.A. v. M.H., 361 Ill.App.3d 745 (3rd Dist. 2005)
Editor’s noteBy Gary R. GehlbachReal Estate Law, February 2006On November 5, 2005, the federal Environmental Protection Agency published its Final Rule for Standards and Practices for All Appropriate Inquiry under the Environmental Protection Act.
Editor’s notesBy Patrick J. HughesHuman and Civil Rights, December 2006Professor Kendall has advised that on December 13, 2006, the UN Plenary of the General Assembly voted to adopt the world’s first convention on the rights of people with disabilities.
Editor’s notesBy William T. KaplanBusiness Advice and Financial Planning, October 2006On Saturday morning, October 14, 2006, in Springfield, the Business Advice & Financial Planning Section Council had a very productive meeting and worth the one (1) hour of credit that we may receive toward our minimum continuing legal education requirements.
Editors’ notesSeptember 2006Following up on our last Newsletter, we have an additional article dealing with consumer protection.
Editor’s notesJune 2006In addition to antitrust, unfair competition, in its broadest sense, is within the purview of this Committee. Antitrust and unfair competition law share a concern for consumer welfare.
Editor’s notesMay 2006“Three up, three down”: Summaries of Three 2006 Supreme Court Decisions This has been an unusually interesting Supreme Court term for antitrust practitioners.
Editor’s notesBy William T. KaplanBusiness Advice and Financial Planning, May 2006Read Mr. Norden’s article. It is one of the best “legal” articles we have published in The Counselor. These 10 points offer invaluable advice.
Editor’s notesBy William T. KaplanBusiness Advice and Financial Planning, March 2006Phewee. Here we thought we were safe from any criticism of the Editor’s Notes which appeared in the last edition of The Counselor.
Editor’s notesBy William T. KaplanBusiness Advice and Financial Planning, January 2006We are about as happy and content as a seven-year-old in a candy store or as a teenager who is about to experience his or her first sexual experience.
The Editors’ SpotBy Debra Liss Thomas & David DwyerYoung Lawyers Division, February 2006Welcome to the fourth issue of the YLD newsletter for 2005 - 2006. Here is a brief update on a few things happening over the next several months with the YLD.
Education labor relations case decisionsBy Mike LambEducation Law, June 2006The 5th District Appellate Court upheld the dismissal of an administrative review action for failure to name the administrative agency and its hearing officer and for failure to serve that agency and its hearing officer within 35 days as required by statute. (735 ILCS 5/3-103).
The effects of the Debt Reduction Act on MedicaidBy Michael C. WiedelTrusts and Estates, November 2006In an effort to save a little money, comparatively speaking, the U.S. Congress has sacrificed the interests of the disabled and elderly poor for more exciting ventures.
Elder notesElder Law, November 2006New visitation rights available for grandparents. Effective January 1, 2007, Public Act 94-1026 amends section 607 of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. 750 ILCS 5/607.
Elder notesElder Law, June 2006Legislation of interest to elder law practitioners.
Elder notesElder Law, May 2006Power of Attorney Act amendment. SB 2601, which has passed both houses of the Illinois General Assembly, is expected to be signed by Governor Blagojevich within the next 30 days.
Elder notesElder Law, February 2006Home health and hospice drug dispensation and administration act.
Election Code changes affect Illinois employersBy Isham R. Jones, IIILabor and Employment Law, January 20062006 is an election year in Illinois and two recent changes in the Illinois Election Code will make it easier for workers to perform their civic duty. Both changes became effective on August 22, 2005.
Employee benefits updateBy David R. ShannonFederal Taxation, March 2006No policy, contract, certificate, endorsement, rider application or agreement offered or issued in this State, by a health carrier, to provide, deliver, arrange for, pay for or reimburse any of the costs of health care services or of a disability may contain a provision purporting to reserve discretion to the health carrier to interpret the terms of the contract, or to provide standards of interpretation or review that are inconsistent with the laws of this State.
Employee destroys computer files and violates Computer Fraud and Abuse ActBy Michael R. LiedLabor and Employment Law, July 2006In International Airport Centers, L.L.C., et al., v. Jacob Citrin, 440 F.3d 418 (7th Cir. 2006), Citrin was employed to identify properties that IAC might want to acquire, and to assist in any later acquisitions. IAC provided Citrin a laptop to use to record data that he collected in the course of his work.