Articles From 2015

Distress for rent By Robert G. Markoff Commercial Banking, Collections, and Bankruptcy, December 2015 Although very rare today, Distress for Rent is still a useful cause of action in the right circumstances.
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Dividing railroad retirement benefits in divorce By Lisa M. Nyuli Family Law, August 2015 A look at the recent case of IRMO L. Bruce Frank and Shirley A. Frank.
Does size matter? Absolutely! By John T. Phipps & Frank V. Ariano General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, April 2015 Which of the new iPhones is better for you? Read this debate to decide.
Does size matter? Absolutely! By John T. Phipps & Frank V. Ariano Senior Lawyers, February 2015 This article is intended to get you to check out the new iPhones, with a biased debate as to which is better suited for the Senior Lawyer.  
Does the circuit court have jurisdiction regarding the settlement of a third-party claim and his subsequent filing of an Application for Adjustment of Claim by the injured worker? By Robert J. Finley Workers’ Compensation Law, September 2015 In Bradley v. The City of Marion, Illinois et al, practitioners are left with a lesson on where and how to resolve claims to future workers compensation under similar circumstances because of jurisdictional considerations.
Does the Commission have jurisdiction to approve settlements in two out of three consolidated claims? By Lawrence A. Scordino Workers’ Compensation Law, February 2015 The strange little case of The Levy Company v. IWCC and Jorge Merlos arose when the claimant, Jorge Merlos filed two claims, for alleged 2003 and 2005 shoulder injuries. While those claims were pending, he returned to work with restrictions in 2007.
Does the IWCC have jurisdiction to assess penalties for failure to make payment of benefits once a settlement contract is final? By Richard D. Hannigan Workers’ Compensation Law, June 2015 A look at Loyola University of Chicago v. The Illinois Worker’s Compensation Commission.
Does your client’s workers’ compensation benefits abate if your client dies of causes unrelated to the workplace injury? By Sandra Loeb & Samuel Branum Workers’ Compensation Law, September 2015 Though it may not come up often, there may be a time when you file an application for adjustment of claim on behalf of an injured worker that dies from causes unrelated to the work injury before his or her case has resolved.
Does your public client need to change its procedure on settling cases? A case study of Meade v. City of Rockford By John M. Redlingshafer Local Government Law, May 2015 Prior to trial, the parties in this case reached a settlement at a pretrial conference. Plaintiff signed a settlement agreement drafted by the City, but when it was presented to the City Council, it voted to reject the agreement.
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Don’t forget yourself By Philip E. Koenig Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, September 2015 Some suggestions for lawyers as they consider updating their own estate plans.
Dragnet clauses or bust By Thomas E. Howard Commercial Banking, Collections, and Bankruptcy, March 2015 To avoid possible errors, every security agreement must contain a dragnet clause to allow for subsequent modifications or additional extensions of credit by the lender to be properly secured.
Drug testing retaliatory discharge claim fails on issues of causation By Michael R. Lied Labor and Employment Law, March 2015 A summary of the recent case of Phillips v. Continental Tire The Americas, LLC.
E-file is the future for defense attorneys By Martin Typer Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, November 2015 Since the amendment of the Illinois Electronic Filing Standards and Principles on September 16, 2014, attorneys practicing in the criminal field have the possibility to realize the same increases in efficiency by e-filing which were enjoyed for years by their counterparts in the civil arena.
E-mail courtesy DOs and taboos By Ann Marie Sabath Young Lawyers Division, April 2015 Some suggestions and a top ten list of common e-mail mistakes.
Eavesdropping in Illinois: An update By Matthew A. Kirsh Family Law, January 2015 A summary of the revisions to the Eavesdropping Statute contained in the new Illinois Eavesdropping Act as they pertain to family law.
Editorial: Is same-sex marriage headed to the Supreme Court? By Kathryn E. Eisenhart Human and Civil Rights, January 2015 The Sixth Circuit has set the stage for the Supreme Court to determine whether prohibition of same-sex marriage is a violation of the Fourteenth Amendment.
Editor’s column By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum, Jr. Law Related Education for the Public, September 2015 An introduction and call for articles from Editor Ed Schoenbaum.
Editor’s column: It’s a new year! Have you reviewed and updated your succession plan for your firm? More importantly, do you even have one? By John T. Phipps General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, March 2015 Newsletter Co-editor John Phipps shares why having a succession plan in place is so important. 
Editor’s comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich International and Immigration Law, December 2015 An introduction to the issue from Editor Lew Matuszewich.
Editor’s comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich International and Immigration Law, November 2015 An introduction to the issue from Editor Lew Matuszewich.
Editor’s comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich International and Immigration Law, October 2015 An introduction to the issue from Editor Lew Matuszewich.
Editor’s comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich International and Immigration Law, September 2015 An introduction to the issue from Editor Lew Matuszewich.
Editor’s comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich International and Immigration Law, June 2015 An introduction to the issue from Editor Lew Matuszewich.
Editor’s comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich International and Immigration Law, April 2015 An introduction to the issue from Editor Lewis Matuszewich.
Editor’s comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich International and Immigration Law, March 2015 An introduction to the issue from editor Lew Matuszewich.
Editor’s comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich International and Immigration Law, January 2015 An introduction to the issue from Editor Lew Matuszewich.
Editor’s corner By Melissa Anne Maye Animal Law, June 2015 A message from Newsletter Editor Melissa Anne Maye.
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Editor’s corner By Melissa Anne Maye Animal Law, April 2015 Updates on the Section's recent activities, practice news, and an introduction to this issue from Editor Melissa Anne Maye.
Editor’s correction By Rory Weiler Family Law, December 2015 Two corrections to an article published in the November 2015 issue.
Editor’s note By James J. Ayres Civil Practice and Procedure, December 2015 An update from Editor James Ayres.

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