Case noteBy Rob LyonsEducation Law, October 2007In a recent opinion, released July 23, 2007, Lucille Russell v. Board of Education of City of Chicago, et al., the First District Appellate Court reversed the trial court which had affirmed the Board of Education of the City of Chicago’s decision to dismiss a tenured teacher.
Case summariesInsurance Law, December 2007Recent cases of interest to insurance law practitioners.
Case summariesCriminal Justice, November 2007A probation officer lacks the authority to file a petition to revoke a defendant’s supervision and the trial court has no authority to consider the petition. People v. Kellems, 373 Ill.App.3d 1129 (2007).
Case summariesInsurance Law, September 2007Summaries of the cases in this issue.
Case summariesBy Jason Rossetto, Ahanti Osteen, Brendan Max, Gregory Paul Vazquez, Dana Drexler, & Attila BogdanCriminal Justice, July 2007During a police traffic stop, the passenger of an automobile is seized and detained in addition to the driver, for purposes of Fourth Amendment analysis. Brendlin v. California, 551 U.S. ___ (2007).
Case summariesCriminal Justice, March 2007The Illinois Supreme Court held that the Juvenile Court Act terminates a court’s authority over a case when the juvenile attains the age of 21 except for purposes of collecting restitution or cases filed as extended jurisdiction juvenile prosecutions.
Case summaryBy David B. FranksTraffic Laws and Courts, March 2007On August 18, 2002 the Defendant, Catherine Sturgess, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.
Case updateBy Phil MilskEducation Law, July 2007On June 25, 2007, a divided United States Supreme Court upheld the suspension of an Alaska high school student who refused to lower a banner that read “BONG HiTS 4 JESUS” while attending a school-sponsored event. Morse v. Frederick, 551 U.S. ___(2007).
Case updatesBy Frank M. GrenardCorporate Law Departments, October 2007There are a couple of opinions in this update list that are of particular note: The Illinois Supreme Court’s extensive review of Requests to Admit procedures....and the 8th Circuit’s decision that civil judgments related to sex discrimination are non dischargeable in bankruptcy.
Caselaw updateEmployee Benefits, October 2007Harzewski v. Guidant Corp., 489 F.3d 799 (7th Cir. 2007).
CasesAlternative Dispute Resolution, October 2007Recent cases of interest to ADR practitioners.
CasesBy Megan Boan & Steve MroczkowskiAlternative Dispute Resolution, May 2007Bono brought a defamation suit against David relating to a joint development project.
CasesBy Megan Boan & Steve MroczkowskiAlternative Dispute Resolution, March 2007Volkswagen of American and Sud’s of Peoria signed a construction agreement which contained an arbitration clause, a loan agreement, and an agreement to facilitate the opening of a Volkswagen dealership.
CasesBy Megan Boan & Steve MroczkowskiAlternative Dispute Resolution, February 2007Subscribers entered into cable television contracts with Comcast. Comcast mailed notices that modified the contracts to include an arbitration clause.
Center of main interests of a debtorBy Petra NovotnaInternational and Immigration Law, August 2007The European Insolvency Regulation (EIR), the UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency and Chapter 15 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code3 (Chapter 15) all contain a four-word mystery: “center of main interests.”
Chair’s ColumnBy Hon. Michael KileyBench and Bar, December 2007An introduction to the issue from Chair Michael Kiley.
Chair’s ColumnBy Hon. Michael B. HymanBench and Bar, November 2007A message from Section Chair Michael Hyman.
Chair’s ColumnBy Stanley N. WasserAlternative Dispute Resolution, October 2007Welcome to the 2007-08 ISBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Council season. I want to begin by thanking ISBA President Joseph Bisceglia for appointing me as this year’s section council chair.
Chair’s columnBy Bernard Z. PaulAdministrative Law, August 2007The Administrative Law Section Council held its organizational meeting on Thursday, June 21, 2007 in Fontana, Wisconsin.
Chair’s columnBy Gregory A. ScottFamily Law, August 2007A message from Chair Gregory Scott.
Chair’s ColumnBy Scott C. ColkyFamily Law, July 2007Life’s short, so I will get to the point.
Chair’s columnBy Bernard Z. PaulAdministrative Law, July 2007A message from Chair Bernard Paul.
Chair’s columnBy Scott C. ColkyFamily Law, June 2007The Illinois and Federal Eavesdropping and Wiretap statutes were originally passed to protect the privacy of persons in their own conversation and over the telephone.