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Circuit Court rules that the Cook County Non-Titled Personal Property Use Tax is illegal and unconstitutional and issues permanent injunction By Carolyn Sprinchorn State and Local Taxation, October 2013 On October 11, 2013 Cook County Circuit Court Judge Lopez Cepero issued an Order and Opinion granting summary judgment in favor of the plaintiffs in their actions against the Cook County Department of Revenue
City of Highland Park v. Kane, 2013 IL App (2d) 120788; 2013 Ill. App. LEXIS 228 By David B. Franks Traffic Laws and Courts, June 2013 In analyzing whether a stop is proper, a Court is not limited to bases cited by the Officer for effectuating the stop.
Civil liberty under fire: Can local law enforcement officials force blood tests from a drunk-driving suspect without a warrant? By Maggie Noe Human Rights, December 2013 In January 2013, the United States Supreme Court heard the case of McNeely v. Missouri, and ruled the non-consensual warrantless blood test violated the suspect’s right to be free from unreasonable search of his person.
Civil Rights Act decisions may limit workers’ ability to sue for discrimination By Tracy Douglas Labor and Employment Law, September 2013 In a pair of 5-4 decisions this past June, the Supreme Court limited the definition of supervisor and increased the standard of causation for retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
Civil Rights Act decisions may limit workers’ ability to sue for discrimination By Tracy Douglas Women and the Law, August 2013 In a pair of 5-4 decisions this past June, the Supreme Court limited the definition of supervisor and increased the standard of causation for retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
The Civil Rights Game By Peter LaSorsa Human Rights, October 2013 The Civil Rights Game is an annual Major League Baseball game that honors the history of civil rights in the United States.
Client first aid: Look, listen, and feel By Katherine A. Chamberlain Young Lawyers Division, October 2013 The author shares her own system for client intake and management.
Collaboration: Why is it so elusive? By Jonathan A. Mintz Trusts and Estates, April 2013 In the context of allied professionals, the four elements of trust help explain why so many collaborative relationships fail—often one or more elements do not exist and with both parties frequently entering the relationship with preconceived biases about the other, the relationship is doomed to fail.
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations By Cindy G. Buys International and Immigration Law, June 2013 To commemorate the occasion, the Mexican Consulate hosted an all-day event at the Chicago Cultural Center on May 3, 2013 to consider the history of the Convention and what the future might hold.
A comment on the “Snowbirds Fly Free of Illinois Tax” article By Donald L. Shriver Elder Law, September 2013 A reader suggests that as estate planners and advisers for clients who are former Illinois “residents,” it is necessary to be careful of other matters related to estate planning documents.
A comment on the “Snowbirds Fly Free of Illinois Tax” article By Donald L. Shriver Trusts and Estates, April 2013 A reader suggests that as estate planners and advisers for clients who are former Illinois “residents,” it is necessary to be careful of other matters related to estate planning documents.
Comments from the Chair By Angela Peters Animal Law, October 2013 An update on the section's recent activities, from Chair Angela Peters.
Comments from the Chair By Angela Peters Animal Law, August 2013 A message from Section Chair Angela Peters.
Comments from the Chair By Sharon L. Eiseman Government Lawyers, June 2013 A message from out-going Committee Chair Sharon Eiseman.
Comments from the Chair By Alan R. Press Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, February 2013 A message from Committee Chair Alan Press.
Comments from the editor By Craig R. Hedin Mineral Law, October 2013 An introduction to the issue from Editor Craig Hedin.
Comments from the editor By Craig R. Hedin Mineral Law, June 2013 An introduction to the issue from Editor Craig Hedin.
Comments from the editor By Craig R. Hedin Mineral Law, May 2013 An introduction to the issue from Editor Craig Hedin.
Comments from the editor By Craig R. Hedin Mineral Law, March 2013 Recent developments of interest to mineral law practitioners.
Common-Law Doctrine trumps Fraudulent Transfer Act in holding decedent self-settlor to irrevocable pledge By George S. Bellas & A. Patrick Andes Civil Practice and Procedure, February 2013 In Rush University Medical Center v. Sessions, the Illinois Supreme Court overturned the first district appellate court’s ruling in favor of a self-settled trust denying plaintiff Rush University Medical Center’s claim to a $1.5 million irrevocable pledge made by the settlor before he died, holding the trust was void as to existing and future creditors and Rush was entitled to the funds.
Compliance projects By Jennifer Zordani Business and Securities Law, July 2013 A list of steps that help assess the type of compliance project a firm should undertake.
Computer basics for seniors By Don Mateer Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, September 2013 Know a senior lawyer who would like to know more about using a computer? Tell them about this special workshop, to take place on October 18, 2013!
Condo eviction defenses: What is germane? By Adam B. Whiteman Real Estate Law, February 2013 In light of the conflict now existing between the districts on the question of what defenses are germane in a condo eviction matter, the time is ripe for a legislative fix.
Condominium and homeowner association assistance By Nancy Hyzer Real Estate Law, April 2013 The Real Estate Law Section Council has considered The Condominium Ombudsperson Act (HB 1293) over the past few years and has consistently taken the position not to support the bill.
Conference room tech upgrades on a budget By Trent L. Bush Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, November 2013 For an investment of under $2,000, you too can have a conference room that is functional, neat, and looks professional.
Conscious divorce: The conscious lawyers and collaborative practice By Sandra Crawford Family Law, October 2013 It often goes without saying that family lawyers deal with significant trauma and distress on a daily basis. Becoming and remaining conscious of the impact of the stress on one’s own life is critical.
Constitutional claims and criminal charges—How to evaluate cases when police shoot dogs By Ledy VanKavage & Anna E. Morrison-Ricordati Animal Law, April 2013 While dog-shooting cases have come a long way from early decisions requiring courts to determine that a non-fatal shooting amounted to an improper seizure, the cases are almost always met with the same defenses.
The constitutionality of criminalizing cyberbullying By Lauren Roadman Human Rights, January 2013 The growing problems of bullying and cyberbullying are forcing the government, as well as local communities, to look at ways to help solve these problems.
Contingency planning for the undocumented By Elizabeth McGuan International and Immigration Law, October 2013 It is estimated that there are over 5,100 children of undocumented parents in foster care in 22 states. As attorneys, while we may not be able to prevent the detention, with careful preparation, we can minimize the collateral damage to our clients, and most significantly, protect their parental rights.
The continuing evolution of IPI No. 105.01 By Daniel P. Wurl Tort Law, November 2013 This article will address the Supreme Court’s decision in Studt v. Sherman Health Systems, d/b/a Sherman Hospital and the 2011 version of IPI 105.01 that the Committee issued on the heels of the Studt decision.

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