Articles From 2015

All the latest developments in health care law By W. Eugene Basanta & Chelbie A. Mitchell Health Care Law, December 2015 Recent cases of interest to health care law practitioners.
All the latest developments in health care law By W. Eugene Basanta & Chelbie A. Mitchell Health Care Law, September 2015 Recent cases of interest to Health Care Law practitioners.
All the latest developments in health care law By W. Eugene Basanta, Shannon Fruth, & Shane Swords Health Care Law, June 2015 Recent cases of interest to Health Care Law practitioners.
All the latest developments in health care law By W. Eugene Basanta, Shannon Fruth, & Shane Swords Health Care Law, March 2015 Recent cases of interest to Health Care Law practitioners.
An alternative approach in Illinois for dealing with the United States Supreme Court decision in U.S. Airways v. McCutchen as applied to ERISA claims for reimbursement By Michael J. Marovich Tort Law, June 2015 Based on the McCutchen ruling, plaintiff attorneys must become more diligent in reviewing an ERISA plan’s actual reimbursement language.
Alternative methods of forced sales of debtors’ property By Robert G. Markoff Commercial Banking, Collections, and Bankruptcy, October 2015 Since sheriff sales may not garner the seller an item's full value, the author provides a list of other venues available for selling items.
The ambiguity of intent in the tort of battery By Michael Anderson Bench and Bar, July 2015 The author discusses the two main theories of intent recognized across jurisdictions, explains what is at stake in choosing one over the other, outlines Illinois’ law regarding the matter, looks into whether the new Restatement (Third) of Torts provides any clarity on what “intent” requires, describes how other jurisdictions have interpreted the Restatement, and shows how this problem may best be solved.
Amendments to the Illinois Virtual Representation Statute By Susan T. Bart Trusts and Estates, January 2015 The 2015 amendments to the Illinois virtual representation statute make significant improvements to the statute, particularly by permitting beneficiaries to be represented by parents or agents under a power of attorney, and by clarifying the matters that may be resolved by a nonjudicial settlement agreement.
The American Kennel Club steps up to help in the aftermath of natural disasters By David H. Hopkins Animal Law, September 2015 In September 2013, through its affiliate, “AKC Reunite,” the American Kennel Club launched a campaign to muster funds to pay for so-called disaster trailers, stocked with supplies for pet rescues in the immediate aftermath of hurricanes, floods, fires, tornadoes, and other natural disasters. Each fully stocked trailer costs approximately $22,500; and, as of July, 2015, less than two years later, over $1,000,000 has been raised, resulting in a couple dozen trailers being placed, with others in the pipeline.
Analysis of Village of Deerfield v. Illinois Workers Compensation Commission, 2014 Ill. App (2d) 131202WC (2014) By Stephen G. Baime Workers’ Compensation Law, April 2015 If one sustains two injuries on two separate dates to two different parts of the body and consolidates the claims for trial, he can collect a percentage of a person on one and a wage differential on the second one even if the part of the body in the second case could have resulted in a person as a whole award.
Anatomy of a building code violation administrative hearing: From inspection to judgment By Yolaine Dauphin Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, June 2015 Save the date—June 24, 2015—for this CLE program that will aim to reinforce best practices in the prosecution, defense and decision making processes in administrative hearings generally and, in particular, in a building code violation administrative hearing.
Anatomy of a building code violation administrative hearing: From inspection to judgment By Yolaine Dauphin Administrative Law, May 2015 The Administrative Law Section Council has planned a CLE program for June 24, 2015. This program will aim to reinforce best practices in the prosecution, defense and decision making processes in administrative hearings generally and, in particular, in a building code violation administrative hearing.
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Animal law in the news By Melissa Anne Maye Animal Law, June 2015 Recent updates of interest to animal law practitioners.
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Another method of will revocation - from Estate of Stoker, 193 Cal. App. 4th 236 (Cal. 2011) Trusts and Estates, April 2015 A rather unusual, yet apparently effective method of revoking a will.
Answers to the Great Illinois Coverage Law Quiz Insurance Law, November 2015 The questions that correspond to these answers appeared in the March, June, October and December 2014 issues of this newsletter.
Appellate court affirms exclusion of subchapter S corporation retained earnings from majority shareholder’s child support calculation and describes relevant factors By Mary Anne Spellman Gerstner General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, September 2015 In In re Marriage of Deepalakshmi Moorthy and Channa Mallik Arjuna, the Appellate Court affirmed exclusion of subchapter S corporation earnings from a majority shareholder’s income for purposes of child support, and articulated the relevant factors for consideration by the Court in its analysis.
Appellate court applies limitations statute to uphold dismissal of wrongful death action against physicians By Robert T. Park Civil Practice and Procedure, April 2015 A summary of the recent case of Moon v. Rhode.
Appellate court clarifies how to properly complete a summons By Ronald D. Menna, Jr. Civil Practice and Procedure, December 2015 Recently, in Arch Bay Holdings, LLC-Series 2010B v. Perez, the Appellate Court set another trap for the unwary plaintiff, holding that service of summons is ineffective where a defendant’s name is not listed on the face of the summons, even though her name is listed on the attachment directing that she be served.
Appellate update By Andreas Liewald Mental Health Law, April 2015 Recent cases that have survived the courts' mootness analysis.
Arbitration and mediation: Alternate ways to resolve conflicts By Sandra Lin Sweeney Law Related Education for the Public, September 2015 An overview of the different forms of alternative dispute resolution.
The Arbitration Game - Reviewed By Kerby Kniss Alternative Dispute Resolution, June 2015 An article in The Economist, “The arbitration game,” revealed international trade agreements are a way for multinational companies to get rich through a process known as “investor-state dispute settlement” or ISDS.
Arbitration of customer disputes under FINRA By Scott Carfello Business and Securities Law, April 2015 An overview of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, its arbitration rules, and a look at how it differs from other arbitration providers.
Are blood draws under Illinois Implied Injury Consent Injury statutes unconstitutional? By Donald J. Ramsell Traffic Laws and Courts, May 2015 In a recent decision in Illinois, an appellate court was asked to decide whether 11-501.6, the personal injury testing statute, was facially unconstitutional under the 4th amendment in light of Missouri v. McNeely.
Are we relevant to your practice? By Anna P. Krolikowska General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, November 2015 A message from Chair Anna Krolikowska.
Are you a business person or business professional? By Ann Marie Sabath Young Lawyers Division, February 2015 Seventeen scenarios to help you determine whether you're on the right track to climbing the career ladder.
The art of mentoring By Marilyn Longwell & Aurelija Juska Family Law, February 2015 Tips and advice for newer attorneys.
Assessor Attorney, Representative, and Appraiser Meeting: 2015 Triennial Assessment By Thomas A. Jaconetty State and Local Taxation, March 2015 Thomas Jaconetty, Deputy Assessor, Valuation and Appeals in the Cook County Assessor Office, shares his report from the Assessor Attorney, Representative, and Appraiser meeting held on February 19th.
Asset allocation By John J. Horeled Senior Lawyers, June 2015 A helpful guide for investing assets wisely.
Attorneys beware! By Jeffrey G. Sorenson Commercial Banking, Collections, and Bankruptcy, February 2015 The case of Heartland Bank and Trust Company v. The Leiter Group, Attorneys and Counselors Professional Corporation is warning for all attorneys who accept payments from a client in financial distress.
Back after baby By Julie A. Neubauer Women and the Law, October 2015 New mom Julie Neubauer shares her experiences with going back to work.
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