Articles From 2014

Where the False Claims Act meets for-profit colleges: Four hot areas for enforcement and compliance By David L. Scher & R. Scott Oswald Education Law, October 2014 Compliance is key in Title IV funding. Where for-profit colleges are noncompliant, the DOJ has shown its willingness to enforce compliance through a robust tool—the False Claims Act.
Who can waive a FOIA exemption from disclosure—A mayor or police superintendent? By Patrick T. Driscoll, Jr. Government Lawyers, January 2014 A summary of the recent case of Michael Dumke v. City of Chicago.
Whose privacy is it anyway? Dissecting Clark and the ramifications for admitting eavesdropped evidence By Hon. Debra B. Walker & Alexandra Gecas Bench and Bar, August 2014 What evidence can still be considered private post-Clark, and if there is no protection, is everything admissible?
Why celebrate women in the profession? By Julie A. Neubauer Women and the Law, February 2014 On January 30, 2014, most ISBA members received a “Save the Date” via e-mail for the Celebrating Women in the Profession Luncheon scheduled for March 13, 2014 at the Union League Club. I remember thinking that the chosen location was ironic, given the Union League Club’s history of excluding women. Women were banned until 1987 when the City of Chicago passed an ordinance outlawing such exclusionary practices by private clubs.
Why companies may wish to avoid doing business in Illinois By Hon. Julie-April Montgomery State and Local Taxation, May 2014 A discussion of the repercussions of Illinois’ False Claims Act.
Why do clients engage estate planners? By Alan R. Press Trusts and Estates, November 2014 Earlier this year, Wealth Counsel and Wealth Management.com released their 7th Annual Industry Trends survey. View some of the highlights here.
Why do I need an antenuptial (prenuptial) agreement? By Erin Wilson Young Lawyers Division, April 2014 The author provides a few scenarios where a prenuptial agreement may benefit you, and other situations where the law itself provides the necessary protection.
Why judges should embrace limited scope representation By Hon. Michael B. Hyman Bench and Bar, April 2014 Judges owe it to themselves—and the litigants and counsel appearing before them—to fully understand and follow the rules which the Supreme Court established principally as a response to the growing needs of self-represented parties.
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Will the Office of Child Support Enforcement collect spousal support? By Angela Peters Family Law, November 2014 The simple answer is no, unless there is a companion child support order to enforce.
Will we let our attorneys … go gentle into that good night …? By Lawrence Scanlon Senior Lawyers, June 2014 Learn more about the author's proposal for an Illinois Supreme Court-sanctioned ceremony for retiring attorneys.
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Witness’ prior consistent statement, absent allegation of recent fabrication or motivation to lie, was reversible error By J. Brick Van Der Snick Traffic Laws and Courts, May 2014 In the recent case of People v. Randolph, the appellate court was faced with the failure of the trial court to properly limit and supervise prior consistent statements by a corroborating and arresting police officer on defendant.
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Women in conflict—A UN response By Cindy G. Buys & Julia Kaye Wykoff International and Immigration Law, June 2014 Rather than conventional war tools such as guns, tanks, and bombs, raping and abusing women seemingly became a favorite tactic in many war-torn countries.
Women in conflict—A UN response By Cindy G. Buys & Julia Kaye Wykoff Women and the Law, April 2014 Rather than conventional war tools such as guns, tanks, and bombs, raping and abusing women seemingly became a favorite tactic in many war-torn countries.
A word from the Editor By Cindy G. Buys Women and the Law, August 2014 Photos from the Annual Meeting in June.
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Words and phrases index of cases Insurance Law, December 2014 A list of the cases in this issue, organized by subject.
Words and phrases index of cases Insurance Law, October 2014 A list of the cases in this issue, organized by subject.
Words and phrases index of cases Insurance Law, June 2014 A list of the cases in this issue, organized by subject.
Words and phrases index of cases Insurance Law, March 2014 A list of the cases in this issue, organized by subject.
Workplace protective orders: Less-than-ideal protection for victims By Amanda Hall Women and the Law, July 2014 The Workplace Violence Prevention Act, which took effect on January 1, 2014, may help victims of violence in some circumstances, but it is far from perfect.
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Workplace Violence Protection Act in context By David Krchak Labor and Employment Law, January 2014 The Workplace Violence Prevention Act expands the circle of potential protection under orders of protection to almost any employed person in society.
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Writing for the ISBA: MCLE credit and newsletter authors Alternative Dispute Resolution, December 2014 Did you know that contributors to this newsletter may be able to earn MCLE credit for their published work? Learn more here.
The year in legislation By Samuel H. Levine Construction Law, October 2014 Recent legislation of interest to construction law practitioners.
The year in legislation By Samuel H. Levine Real Estate Law, July 2014 Legislation proposed and sponsored by the Construction Law Section.
The year in legislation By Samuel H. Levine Construction Law, June 2014 Legislation proposed and sponsored by the Construction Law Section.
YLD 2014 Soirée a success By Deborah Lollis Young Lawyers Division, June 2014 Read about this unique fundraiser and our sponsors, who helped to make this event a resounding success.
YLD Bean Bag Tournament a fun success By Anthony A. Bruno Young Lawyers Division, April 2014 Thank you to everyone who helped make this event so successful!
You think your client is going to lie on the stand—The classic dilemma of a criminal defense lawyer By Juliet Boyd Traffic Laws and Courts, March 2014 What is a lawyer to do when her duty of confidentiality under R.P.C. 1.6 conflicts with her duty of candor towards a tribunal pursuant to R.P.C. 3.3?
Your second office: Choosing and marketing your next location By William S. Wilson Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, March 2014 A look at the issues involved in opening either a fully-staffed or appointment-only second office.
Zombie condo liens: What are they, and what do we do about them? By Adam B. Whiteman Real Estate Law, September 2014 Just when you thought it was safe to buy a property at a foreclosure sale, you learn that a previously dead lien has come back to life, forcing you to reassess your priorities.
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“Zombie properties” are on the rise—but here’s how to kill the trend By Dory Rand Real Estate Law, June 2014 A property is considered a “zombie property” when a mortgage servicer files for foreclosure and then does not complete the process.

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