Articles From 2013

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Editor’s comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich International and Immigration Law, July 2013 An introduction to the issue from Editor Lew Matuszewich.
Editor’s comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich International and Immigration Law, June 2013 An introduction to the issue from Editor Lew Matuszewich.
Editor’s comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich International and Immigration Law, April 2013 An introduction to the issue from Editor Lewis F. Matuszewich.
Editor’s comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich International and Immigration Law, February 2013 An introduction to the issue from Editor Lew Matuszewich.
Editor’s comments By Richard D. Hannigan Workers' Compensation Law, January 2013 An introduction the issue from Editor Rich Hannigan.
Editor’s note By Hon. Gregory Paul Vazquez Criminal Justice, December 2013 An introduction to the issue from the editor, Judge Greg Vazquez.
Editor’s note By Hon. Gregory Paul Vazquez Criminal Justice, November 2013 An introduction to the issue from Judge Greg Vazquez.
Editor’s note By Samuel H. Levine Construction Law, October 2013 An introduction to the issue from Editor Samuel Levine.
Editor’s note By Samuel H. Levine Construction Law, June 2013 An introduction to the issue from Editor Samuel Levine.
Editor’s note By John L. Nisivaco Tort Law, June 2013 An introduction to the issue from Editor John Nisivaco.
Editor’s note By Samuel H. Levine Construction Law, May 2013 An introduction to the issue from Editor Samuel Levine.
Editor’s note By Hon. Alfred M. Swanson, Jr. Bench and Bar, April 2013 A message from Editor Al Swanson.
Editor’s note By Samuel H. Levine Construction Law, March 2013 An introduction to the issue from Editor Samuel Levine.
Editor’s note By Hon. Gregory Paul Vazquez Criminal Justice, January 2013 An introduction to the issue from the editor, Judge Gregory Paul Vazquez.
Editor’s note By John L. Nisivaco Tort Law, January 2013 The first and only article of this edition was written by Damon Ritenhouse and provides a historical examination of the medical malpractice tort reform legislation enacted in 2005. The article discusses the politics behind the debate and the information put forth by physicians groups and the insurance industry as a basis for the tort reform legislation. Next the author explains the three tort reform laws passed by the Illinois legislature and examines the three cases that ultimately invalidated these laws.
Editor’s note: Developments in vapor intrusion rulemaking By Raymond T. Reott Environmental Law, February 2013 An introduction to the issue from Editor Ray Reott.
Editor’s notes By John L. Nisivaco Tort Law, November 2013 An introduction to the issue from editor John Nisivaco.
Editor’s notes By Richard D. Hannigan Workers' Compensation Law, October 2013 An introduction to the issue from Editor Rich Hannigan.
Editor’s notes By Richard D. Hannigan Workers' Compensation Law, June 2013 A message and introduction to the issue from Editor Rich Hannigan.
The effect of In re: the Marriage of Earlywine on Section 5/501(c-1) of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act and the practice of divorce law By Heather Hurst Family Law, April 2013 The Supreme Court’s ruling in In Re: the Marriage of Earlywine has the potential to set an important precedent.
Electronic service of documents—Service that cannot be avoided By Carl R. Draper Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, September 2013 On October 4, 2013, the Illinois Supreme Court will hold a public hearing at its office in Chicago to consider amendments to Supreme Court Rule 138 (Protecting Personal Identity Information) and Proposal 13-06 amending Rule 11 mandating that parties provide e-mail addresses by which they may be served with documents after the initiation of a case in circuit court or on appeal.  The announcement from the Supreme Court invites public comments on the proposals, which should be submitted in writing by Friday, September 20, 2013.
The Elmer Gertz Award By Mark E. Wojcik Human Rights, December 2013 Learn more about this award, which is designed to honor heroes of the legal community who have shown a continued commitment to preserve and advance human rights.
Elmer Gertz Award By Thomas A. Bruno Human Rights, October 2013 Learn more about this prestigious ISBA award and its past winners.
Emergency motions… is there really a fire? By Lisle A. Stalter Federal Civil Practice, September 2013 The author provides a review of the rules applicable to emergency motions.
The emotionally intelligent judge By Terry A. Maroney Bench and Bar, June 2013 How can psychology help judges learn to cope with their work-related emotions in a healthy, productive, professionally acceptable way?
Employee benefit plans—The importance of classifying individuals properly By Bernard G. Peter Employee Benefits, April 2013 Sometimes employers categorize special or contingent workers as independent contractors when they may not meet the criteria to be an independent contractor.
Employee lacks ADA claim because of absenteeism By Michael R. Lied Labor and Employment Law, May 2013 Because there was no evidence permitting a conclusion that the plaintiff was a qualified individual for ADA purposes, the district court correctly entered summary judgment for the defendant on her ADA claim.
Employee’s misconduct results in both termination and loss of nearly $2M contingent payment By Michael R. Lied Labor and Employment Law, June 2013 This case is interesting because it is one of the rare state court cases that determines what actions by an employee may be “cause” for termination, relying on the Illinois Unemployment Insurance Act.
Employee’s quit not attributable to employer; No unemployment benefits By Michael R. Lied Labor and Employment Law, June 2013 The issue on appeal was whether the Board’s decision finding that the plaintiff voluntarily left her employment without good cause was clearly erroneous.
Employer may lawfully change schedule to limit overtime By Michael R. Lied Labor and Employment Law, June 2013 The issue on appeal in this case was whether the FLSA limits an employer’s freedom to change an existing workweek designation.

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