Articles From 2020

A Defendant’s Right to Be Present While Video Is Played By Hon. Edward Maloney Traffic Laws and Courts, April 2020 A look at whether consideration of evidence outside of the courtroom violates a defendant’s rights.
Demystifying Cannabis in Illinois for Individuals: What You Need to Know to Advise Your Clients and Potential Clients By Brendan Bukalski Criminal Justice, December 2020 A look at the limitations placed on cannabis users in Illinois under the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act, as well as a discussion of ongoing issues related to cannabis in the state.
Department of Labor Issues New Guidance on Whether Employees Must be Paid for Travel and Training By Scott Kiplinger & Chris Thrutchley Labor and Employment Law, December 2020 The Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor recently issued two opinion letters detailing how employers must calculate compensable hours worked under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Depositions in the Time of COVID-19 By Judy Conway Young Lawyers Division, April 2020 One of the many changes lawyers and law firms are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic is the continuation of discovery using virtual depositions.
Detective Sworn Report Not Fatal: People v. Raupp, 2020 IL App (2d) 190309 By Adam M. Miller Traffic Laws and Courts, October 2020 On February 20, 2020 the second district appellate court reversed a trial court’s decision to rescind a statutory summary suspension based on a defective sworn report and the resulting statutorily deficient notice.
The Development of Qualified Immunity, How It Has Shielded Unprecedented Police Misconduct, and What Lies Ahead By Valerie Brummel Bench and Bar, June 2020 The recent death of George Floyd has sparked renewed advocacy for changes to laws that hinder the ability of victims of police misconduct to recover damages in civil lawsuits—most notably, the doctrine of qualified immunity.
The Dicamba Roller Coaster Continues By Jeffrey A. Mollet Agricultural Law, June 2020 A recent ninth circuit opinion found that the conditional registration of three dicamba-based herbicides was improperly issued by the Environmental Protection Agency.
The Dis-Appearance By Hon. Eugene G. Doherty Civil Practice and Procedure, October 2020 A look at what to do in situations involving an absent defendant.
Disaster Planning for Food Crisis Response By Jessica Guarino & A. Bryan Endres Food Law, October 2020 An overview of the limited progress the federal and state governments have made to update and modernize food crisis planning.
Discovery in the United States in Support of International Arbitrations By Hyun Yung (Julia) Lee Alternative Dispute Resolution, January 2020 The rules and laws governing arbitration remain ambiguous in international disputes, and recent attention has been paid to the discovery process in international arbitration. 
Discovery in the United States in Support of International Arbitrations Part 1 By Hyun Yung (Julia) Lee International and Immigration Law, April 2020 The rules and laws governing arbitration remain ambiguous in international disputes, and recent attention has been paid to the discovery process in international arbitration. 
Discovery in the United States in Support of International Arbitrations: Part 2 By Hyun Yung (Julia) Lee International and Immigration Law, May 2020 The rules and laws governing arbitration remain ambiguous in international disputes, and recent attention has been paid to the discovery process in international arbitration. 
Discovery Sanctions and the Importance of Thorough Preparation of Written Discovery Responses By Deanna L. Litzenburg Civil Practice and Procedure, June 2020 While the process of answering written discovery requests can often be tedious, it is necessary for practitioners to take an active role in preparing responses and facilitating full and complete disclosures from their clients in accordance with the Illinois rules.
A Discussion of Insurance Issues Resulting From the Coronavirus Pandemic by Common Types of Commercial Insurance Policies By Fritz Huszagh Insurance Law, June 2020 As we face the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been much discussion about the insurance industry’s role in helping to cushion the financial blow suffered by countless businesses large and small.
The Disparate Impact of COVID-19 in Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities By Masah SamForay Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, June 2020 A look at the disparate health impacts of COVID-19 on racial and ethnic minority groups and steps lawyers can take to help.
Diversity and Inclusion: Professionalism at Work in the Law By Marcus Dominguez & Judge Debra B. Walker Family Law, August 2020 On February 25, 2020, Judge Debra B. Walker and Judge Diane M. Shelley led an open discussion with the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers centered around diversity and inclusion in the legal workplace.
Diversity and Inclusion: Professionalism at Work in the Law By Marcus Dominguez & Judge Debra B. Walker Elder Law, July 2020 On February 25, 2020, as representatives of the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, Judge Debra B. Walker and Judge Diane M. Shelley led an open discussion with the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers centered around diversity and inclusion in the legal workplace.
Diversity and Inclusion: Professionalism at Work in the Law By Marcus Dominguez & Judge Debra B. Walker Family Law, June 2020 On February 25, 2020, as representatives of the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, Judge Debra B. Walker and Judge Diane M. Shelley led an open discussion with the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers centered around diversity and inclusion in the legal workplace.
Do All Americans Deserve Birthright Citizenship? By Hon. Geraldine D’Souza Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, February 2020 A look at the history and future of birthright citizenship in the United States.
Do I Really Have to Pay for That?: Yakich v. Aulds and the Constitutionality of Section 513 of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act By Max Bungert Family Law, January 2020 A summary of Yakich v. Aulds, which looked at whether compelling divorced and unmarried parents to contribute to the educational expenses of their non-minor children is a violation of the Equal Protection Clause.
Do You Know Who You Are Dealing With? Get the Legal Business Name of Your Customer By Adam Whiteman Commercial Banking, Collections, and Bankruptcy, November 2020 If you are entering in to a contract or a credit agreement by which you will be providing goods or services to another business, it is critical that you correctly identify your customer’s name on the contract and/or credit agreement.
Does Allowing Employees to Work From Home Put Corporations at Risk of Expanding Where They Can Be Properly Sued Under Illinois’ Venue Statute? The Illinois Supreme Court Weighs In By Edward Casmere & Brian O’Connor Watson Bench and Bar, November 2020 Last month, the Illinois Supreme Court determined whether an employee’s home office establish residency of their corporate employer for determining proper venue.
Does the Borrowing Employer Always Receive the Benefits of the WCA By Richard D. Hannigan Workers' Compensation Law, August 2020 A summary of Jaime Quintana v. Ferrara Candy Co., a Rule 23 case involving a personal injury claim for negligence.
Don’t Believe Everything You Hear: A Lesson in Due Diligence and Unjustified Reliance on Representations By J. Matthew Pfeiffer Civil Practice and Procedure, October 2020 A recent appellate court decision will likely change how due diligence is conducted in the business world in order to avoid the fate that met the plaintiff in Metropolitan Capital Bank & Trust v. Feiner.
Dos and Don’ts for Your (or Your Client’s) Next Employee Handbook By Samantha A. Bobor Young Lawyers Division, November 2020 A helpful list of tips for creating or updating your next employee handbook.
Dramatic Expansion of Illinois Workers’ Compensation Rights Leads to Injunction, Nullification, and Likely Governor Action By Brian A. Rosenblatt Insurance Law, June 2020 An analysis of the April 2020 amendments to the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act.
Dreger v. Dolan Allows Minority Owners in Cannabis Industry to Obtain TRO Relief Because the ‘Unique’ Nature of the Industry May Not Provide Damaged Owners an Adequate Remedy at Law By Michael R. Karnuth Business and Securities Law, January 2020 A summary of Dreger v. Dolan, which looks at cannabis-related business disputes.
Economic Justice for the Black Lawyer: My Conversation With John Rogers Jr., Founder, Chairman, & CEO of Ariel Investments By Juan Thomas Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, September 2020 An interview with John Rogers Jr., the founder, chairman, and CEO of the largest minority-led mutual fund firm in the United States.
Editor’s Comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich International and Immigration Law, December 2020 An introduction to the issue from the editor, Lewis F. Matuszewich.
Editor’s Comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich International and Immigration Law, September 2020 An introduction to the issue from the editor, Lewis F. Matuszewich.

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