Articles From 2022

1400 Museum Park: Sienna Applied; No Implied Warranty of Habitability Against GCs Without Contractual Relationship By Jonathan S. Safron Construction Law, January 2022 A summary and analysis of Sienna Court Condominium Association v. Champion Aluminum Corp.
15 Illinois Sites Added to the National Register of Historic Places Last Year Real Estate Law, February 2022 The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has released a list of the 15 locations added to the National Register of Historic Places in Illinois in 2021
2022 ISBA High School Mock Trial Invitational By Sarah Taylor Law Related Education for the Public, April 2022 An overview of the 2022 ISBA High School Mock Trial Invitational, which was held virtually on March 11-13, 2022.
2022 Tax Legislation From the Spring Session By Keith Staats State and Local Taxation, May 2022 Summaries of tax legislation from the Illinois General Assembly's spring session.
90 Days Means 90 Days, Not 91 Days By Michael J. Maslanka Human and Civil Rights, February 2022 The seventh circuit recently ruled that a former FEMA employee's time to sue for alleged disability discrimination started when he received an email regarding the agency's final decision on his claim, not the day after when he opened the attachment containing the decision.
Abruzzo’s Tweets Take Aim at Employer-Friendly Labor Law Precedent By Thomas Payne Labor and Employment Law, January 2022 National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo recently tweeted her intention to push for two fundamental pro-union changes to U.S. labor law. 
Adapt and Enhance Your Practice in 2022 By Jeffrey Schoenberger Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, March 2022 As law firms move toward the post-pandemic stage of COVID-19, here are a few guiding strategies to transition confidently into 2022.
All the Latest Developments in Health Care Law By W. Eugene Basanta & Justine Newman Health Care Law, March 2022 Summaries of recent federal and Illinois health care cases.
Allonge Enables Bank to Enforce Note By Michael Weissman Commercial Banking, Collections, and Bankruptcy, January 2022 When all or a portion of a bank’s loan portfolio is transferred, it is not uncommon to use allonges as instruments of transfer.
Alternative Careers in Law By Lindsay Hatzis Women and the Law, April 2022 Whether you're a recently law school graduate or have been practicing law for years, a non-traditional legal career is always an option.
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Amendment to the Illinois Freedom to Work Act Imposes Significant Restrictions on Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Agreements By Sarah E. Finch & Nick Kahlon Bench and Bar, January 2022 On January 1, 2022, a new amendment to the Illinois Freedom to Work Act went into effect that significantly alters the restrictive covenant landscape in Illinois.
Amendments to 750 ILCS 5/607.6 By Erin Wilson & Paige Zilinskas Child Law, May 2022 On August 13, 2021, section 607.6 of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act, which addresses court-ordered therapy,  was amended by House Bill 2741.
Annual Performance Reviews Are Dead: The New Age of Training and Mentorship By Jennifer L. Friedland Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, April 2022 A recent trend in human resources is the elimination of the annual review.
Appellate Court Clarifies Minor’s Right to Confidentiality By Joseph T. Monahan & Melissa Ludington Mental Health Law, May 2022 The appellate court answered a number of decades-long questions about mental health records concerning minors in In re Marriage of Wendy W. and James W.
Appellate Court Dodges an Interesting Question: Kallal v. Lyons By Robert Handley Civil Practice and Procedure, May 2022 A summary and analysis of Kallal v. Lyons.
Appellate Update By Andreas Liewald Mental Health Law, April 2022 A summary and analysis of Gibbons v. OSF Healthcare System.
Appellate Update: Marcus Appeals Trigger Call to Action By Andreas Liewald Mental Health Law, May 2022 The opinions in In re Marcus highlight important issues involving respondent’s civil and procedural rights in mental health proceedings, which far too often have been neglected.
ASTM E1527-21: The New 2021 Standard for Phase I Environmental Site Assessments By William J. Anaya Environmental Law, March 2022 A summary of the changes made to the ASTM's Phase I Environmental Site Assessments in 2021.
ASTM E1527-21: The New 2021 Standard for Phase I Environmental Site Assessments By William J. Anaya Real Estate Law, January 2022 A summary of the changes made to the ASTM's Phase I Environmental Site Assessments in 2021.
Bank Not Liable Under the Statute of Frauds By Michael Weissman Commercial Banking, Collections, and Bankruptcy, March 2022 In Modern Industries, Inc., vs. Oxford Bank Corp., the claimants sued the bank for alleged negligence in unilaterally changing the terms of certain loans in violation of the parties’ agreement, breach of fiduciary duty by failing to properly distribute loans, and engaging in in constructive fraud and misrepresentation by waiting to disclose unilateral changes to the final loan documents until the claimants were left with no choice except to close the loans.
Benefits of Registering a Trademark as an Entity By Ahad Syed Business and Securities Law, April 2022 Filing for a trademark as an entity, though unnecessary, confers significant benefits.
Beware of the Illinois Employee Who Insists on Independent Contractor Status By Nancy J. Townsend Labor and Employment Law, February 2022 If a worker provides services at your place of business that are essential to your business, they are an employee under the Illinois Wage Claim Act
Book or Movie? By Hon. Robert J. Anderson, (ret.) Senior Lawyers, February 2022 Reviews of ten books and the movies they inspired.
Boy Scout Merit Badges: What They Are, How to Get Them, and How to Give Them By Melissa Olivero Law Related Education for the Public, April 2022 Looking for a way to share your passion for the law and civics education with the leaders of tomorrow? You can volunteer as a merit badge counselor with the Boy Scouts of America.
‘Breaker Morant’: A Reflection By John Foltz Senior Lawyers, April 2022 A summary and review of "Breaker Morant," a film based on a true story of a court martial occurring in South Africa at the conclusion of the Boer War.
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Breed Discrimination in the Homeowners Insurance Industry By Fran Ortiz & Grace Lopes Animal Law, May 2022 A discussion of the discriminatory impact of the insurance industry’s use of dog breed lists to deny homeowner and renters insurance coverage and renewals, create policy exclusions, and place limitations on coverage.
Breed Discrimination in the Homeowners Insurance Industry By Fran Ortiz & Grace Lopes Animal Law, April 2022 A discussion of the discriminatory impact of the insurance industry’s use of dog breed lists to deny homeowner and renters insurance coverage and renewals, create policy exclusions, and place limitations on coverage.
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Cameras in the Courtroom – A Review By Leonard F. Amari Senior Lawyers, February 2022 A brief overview of the rules in Illinois regarding cameras in the courtroom.
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