Articles From 2014

Book Review By Bianca T. Green Alternative Dispute Resolution, March 2014 A review of Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In.
Book review: Careers in IP law: Avenues and Opportunities By Sophie Yanling Jiang Intellectual Property, February 2014 The first of two reviews of the ABA's Careers in IP Law: Avenues and Opportunities, April 2013, from the perspectives of a new attorney and an experienced supervising attorney.
But I wasn’t even there! An overview of premises-based constructive possession By Aaron G. Brakke General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, October 2014 An overview of the basics of constructive possession and the author's thoughts on combating a claim. 
But, we were on a break… By Kevin Lovellette & Summer Hallaj Government Lawyers, June 2014 There are only a few cases from Seventh Circuit courts examining the issue of whether an attorney may speak to a deponent during a break in a deposition. The courts appear split on this issue.
Can a spouse who occupies a property as his/her residence but is not on title claim a homestead exemption? By Robert Handley Civil Practice and Procedure, November 2014 An analysis of the recent case of GMAC Mortgage, LLC v. Arrigo.
Can lenders collect rents without possession? Recent First District opinion calls well-settled answer “no” into question By Thomas M. Lombardo Commercial Banking, Collections, and Bankruptcy, October 2014 One of the first things someone learns when they get involved in commercial real estate foreclosures is that a lender cannot enforce an assignment of rents unless it first obtains some form of “possession.” The First District, perhaps unintentionally, called this well-settled possession requirement into question on July 23, 2014 with its decision in Urban Partnership Bank v. Winchester-Wolcott, LLC, et al.
Career development and job security: Making yourself an asset to your firm as a new lawyer By Lisa M. Giese Young Lawyers Division, April 2014 Some suggestions on how to distinguish yourself from the masses and advance your legal career.
Careers in IP Law—Book review By Joseph T. Nabor Intellectual Property, February 2014 The second of two reviews of the ABA's Careers in IP Law: Avenues and Opportunities, April 2013, from the perspectives of a new attorney and an experienced supervising attorney.
Careful on that farm—Assumption of risk is alive and well in Illinois By Jeffrey A. Mollet Agricultural Law, March 2014 In the recent case of Edwards v. Lombardi, the Third District Appellate Court held that a plaintiff’s on-farm injury claims for “ordinary negligence” were barred by the assumption of risk doctrine. 
Case briefs By Brandon Sarkauskas & Kerby Kniss Alternative Dispute Resolution, December 2014 Recent cases of interest to ADR practitioners.
Case briefs By Jerremy Wiker Alternative Dispute Resolution, July 2014 Recent cases of interest to ADR practitioners.
Case briefs By Brandon Sarkauskas & Jerremy Wiker Alternative Dispute Resolution, May 2014 Recent cases of interest to ADR practitioners.
Case briefs By Kyler Juckins & Jerremy Wiker Alternative Dispute Resolution, March 2014 Recent cases of interest to ADR practitioners.
Case briefs By Abigail Van Hook & Jerremy Wiker Alternative Dispute Resolution, January 2014 Recent cases of interest to alternative dispute resolution practitioners.
Case comment: Nat’l Envtl. Dev. Association’s Clean Air Project v. EPA By Emily Taylor Environmental Law, September 2014 This case serves as a reminder to the Headquarters and Regional Senior Air Program Officials to take care that their memoranda do not violate the CAA’s “Regional Consistency” provision and its implementing regulation.
Case highlight: In re Raheem M., No. 4-13-0585 By Betsy Clarke Child Law, February 2014 This recent opinion reversed a commitment to IDJJ by a Vermilion County judge on the basis of the judge’s failure to actively seek evidence that commitment was the least restrictive alternative.
Case law update By Ray Prather & Heather McPherson Trusts and Estates, December 2014 Recent cases of interest to trusts & estates practitioners.
Case names and holdings Insurance Law, December 2014 A list of the cases in this issue, arranged alphabetically.
Case names and holdings Insurance Law, October 2014 A list of the cases in this issue, arranged alphabetically.
Case names and holdings Insurance Law, June 2014 A list of the cases in this issue, arranged alphabetically.
Case names and holdings Insurance Law, March 2014 A list of the cases in this issue, arranged alphabetically.
CASE NOTE: Fonseca v. Clark Construction Group – Summary judgment for general contractor By John L. Nisivaco & Kendra Piercy Tort Law, July 2014 The First District Appellate Court recently determined that a general contractor must retain control over incidental aspects of a subcontractor’s work, not just general supervisory control, to be held liable for the subcontractor’s torts.
CASE NOTE: Segovia v. Romero – Subrogation in personal injury cases By Steven J. Fruth Tort Law, July 2014 A discussion of the likely effects of this recent case on subrogation and personal injury practice.
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CASE NOTE: Swain v. City of Chicago – Municipalities owe no duty to pedestrians injured outside crosswalk By Dennis L. Berkbigler Tort Law, July 2014 In this recent case, the Second Division of the First District Appellate Court re-affirmed its holding that a municipality owes no duty to a pedestrian who crosses a public street outside of the crosswalk.
Case notes By Steve Baker, Edward Wasilewski, Tara H. Ori, & Lynn Cavallo Criminal Justice, December 2014 Recent cases of interest to criminal law practitioners.
Case notes By Paul J. Cain & Angela Rollins Criminal Justice, June 2014 Summaries of the recent cases of People v. Pikes and People v. Cleary.
Case notes By Rob Shumaker, Steve Baker, Kelly Doyle Coakley, Jameika Mangum, & Stephanie Radliff Criminal Justice, April 2014 Recent cases of interest to criminal law practitioners.
Case notes By Kim D. Chanbonpin, Blair J. Pooler, Donald D. Bernardi, Mark Kevin Wykoff, Sr., & Diana Lenik Criminal Justice, February 2014 Recent cases of interest to criminal law practitioners.

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