Articles From 2019

2018 immigration case decisions International and Immigration Law, March 2019 Summaries of 2018 immigration law cases.
2019 ISBA High School Mock Trial Invitational By Sarah J. Taylor Law Related Education for the Public, April 2019 The 2019 ISBA High School Mock Trial Invitational was held on March 9-10, 2019, at the University of Illinois-Springfield campus.
2019 U.S. Supreme Court labor and employment docket By Mark Anthony Spognardi Corporate Law Departments, February 2019 The U.S. Supreme Court is considering several important labor and employment cases in 2019.
2019: Year of eClosings? By Summer Chance Real Estate Law, February 2019 A look at the real estate industry's market trends and potential disrupters for 2019.
2020 Medicare Part D Changes Elder Law, October 2019 Pertinent information about the coverage gap under Medicare Part D.
ABA House passes Resolution 107B, limiting mandatory arbitration By Madeline Derango Alternative Dispute Resolution, April 2019 In January 2019, the American Bar Association House of Delegates passed Resolution 107B, stating that employers should not require mandatory arbitration in any cases involving discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.
Access to knowledge: Tips and tricks for getting the most out of ISBA’s online resources By Ciarra Schmidt & Mary Ann Connelly State and Local Taxation, April 2019 Tips for using ISBA Central, ISBA's online community where you can connect, ask questions, and discuss referrals with other state and local taxation attorneys.
Additional Summaries of New Legislation Elder Law, October 2019 Summaries of legislation of interest to elder law practitioners.
Addressing the Illinois teacher shortage By Robert P. Lyons Education Law, June 2019 An overview of the significant steps the Illinois legislature took in 2018 to address the state’s teacher shortage.
All the Latest Developments in Health Care Law By W. Eugene Basanta & Grace Miller Health Care Law, December 2019 Summaries of recent federal and Illinois health care cases.
All the Latest Developments in Health Care Law By W. Eugene Basanta, Elizabeth LaRocca, & Grace Miller Health Care Law, September 2019 Summaries of recent federal and Illinois health care cases.
All the latest developments in health care law By W. Eugene Basanta Health Care Law, June 2019 Summaries of recent federal and Illinois health care cases.
All the latest developments in health care law By W. Eugene Basanta, Elizabeth LaRocca, & Ashley Lindsley Health Care Law, April 2019 Summaries of recent federal and Illinois health care cases. 
Always refresh and renew your guaranty By David Seidman Business Advice and Financial Planning, April 2019 Attorneys must routinely advise their clients when they erroneously state that a guarantor’s responsibilities are not limited to the particular obligations set forth in the guaranty itself.
Amendment to the municipal code limits authority to appoint fire chiefs By Jennifer Gover Bannon Local Government Law, June 2019 SB 2619, which was signed into law in November 2018, expands the list of qualifications and certifications a person must possess in order to be appointed a fire chief, acting chief, department head, or other position responsible for day-to-day operation of a fire department.
American beer giants Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors clash over Super Bowl advertisement and corn syrup usage By Steven L. Baron & TJ Kliebhan Intellectual Property, June 2019 A summary of MillerCoors, LLC  v. Anheuser-Busch Companies, LLC.
Animal Law in the News By Melissa A. Maye Animal Law, August 2019 Summaries of current events of interest to animal law practitioners.
Another playing field to level By Kevin H. Saville Family Law, May 2019 All family lawyers have receivables problems, and there can be a number of solutions if we think outside the box.
Another Successful Computer Class for Senior Lawyers By Don Mateer Senior Lawyers, September 2019 An overview of a recent computer class hosted by the Senior Lawyers Section Council.
Another unfair Chicago enforcement practice By Michael J. Maslanka Bench and Bar, April 2019 A summary of Kooperman v. City of Chicago, et al.
Appeal Bond Required by Section 19(f)(2) of the Act Is Subject to the 20-Day Time Requirement That Governs the Process for Appealing a Workers’ Compensation Case to the Circuit Court By Jack M. Linn Workers’ Compensation Law, December 2019 A summary of Meijer v. IWCC, et al., which turned on the question of whether the bond required by Section 19(f)(2) is subject to the same 20-day time window as the rest of the circuit court appeals process.
Appeal Rules Trap Appellants By Michael R. Lied Federal Civil Practice, September 2019 Summaries of Nestorovic v. Metro. Water Reclamation District and In re Wade.
Appellate court affirms commission decision finding petitioner failed to prove his condition of ill-being was causally connected to his work place accident By Timothy C. Steil Workers’ Compensation Law, April 2019 The appellate court issued a Rule 23 decision in Lloyd Roberts v. Illinois Worker’s Compensation Comm’n.
Appellate court affirms denial of claim for injuries sustained in auto accident petitioner was involved in on her way to a follow-up doctor’s appointment for her work injury By Monica J. Kiehl Workers’ Compensation Law, April 2019 Gaytan v. Illinois Workers’ Compensation Comm’n reaffirms the fact-specific scenarios under which an employee is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits when injured traveling to or from a doctor's appointment.
The Appellate Court Is Not Afraid to Reverse the IWCC Based Upon Manifest Weight of the Evidence By Richard D. Hannigan Workers’ Compensation Law, September 2019 In a recent Rule 23 decision, the court held that when utilizing the manifest weight of the evidence standard, the test is whether the evidence is sufficient to support the Commission’s finding and not whether the opposite conslusion might be reached.
Appellate court lacks jurisdiction to enforce workers’ compensation subpoena when enforcement has not been attempted via the IWCC By Jack Linn Workers’ Compensation Law, April 2019 A summary of Diahann Grasty v. Illinois Workers’ Compensation Comm’n.
Appellate update By Barbara Goeben Mental Health Law, May 2019 Summaries of two recent cases, In re Christopher C. and In re Bonnie S.
Arbitration Award in ERISA Dispute Vacated By Douglas Darch Employee Benefits, October 2019 The third circuit recently vacated an award by an arbitrator in a pension fund withdrawal dispute.
Arbitration vs. litigation: Some thoughts on binding dispute resolution clauses in construction contracts By James Dash Construction Law, January 2019 Arbitration most often is faster than litigation in almost any court but, depending on how the neutral handles discovery and the hearing, it is not necessarily less expensive.
Are You Paying Too Much for Your Client’s Medical Records? By Michael K. Muldoon General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, November 2019 The HITECH Act encourages the use of electronic records by health care providers and makes it easier for patients to obtain their health care records.