Citizens’ suits are alive and wellBy Dixie Lee Peterson & Thomas D. DupoSeptember 2000Until 1972, water pollution was regulated by looking at the quality of the receiving stream, not the source of the discharges. In enacting the Clean Water Act ("CWA"), Congress shifted the focus from water quality standards to direct limitations on the discharge of pollutants into the receiving waters.
Civil conspiracy—alive and well in IllinoisBy Frank M. GrenardMay 2000The Civil Conspiracy theory as it relates to corporate interactions is a mixture of criminal law, antitrust principals and a mistrust of trade information sharing
Complying with the State Gift Ban ActBy Thomas R. BearrowsFebruary 2000The State Gift Ban Act became effective January 1, 1999. Its primary focus is to prevent persons inside state government and related entities from being influenced improperly by those outside state government (i.e., private industry).
D.C. circuit strikes down U.S. EPA’s periodic monitoring guidanceBy Eric E. BoydOctober 2000In Appalachian Power Company, et al. v. EPA, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit struck down the U.S. EPA's periodic monitoring guidance. The court found that the Agency promulgated the guidance without following proper rulemaking requirements.
Does UPL by in-house counsel really waiver the attorney-client privilege?October 2000In the June 2000 issue of The Corporate Lawyer, we ran an article entitledUnauthorized Practice of Law and In-house Counsel. That article stated that "many in-house counsel are grappling with the fear that engaging in the unauthorized practice of law may put their client at risk of losing attorney-client privilege arguments during litigation."
Employers beware: The NLRB is watching your e-mailBy Charles I. Cohen & Mona C. ZeibergSeptember 2000"Business-only." These two words are at the center of attention when examining whether a company's e-mail and Internet policy runs afoul of the National Labor Relations Act
How “evergreen” are your contracts?By Lee Ann ContiNovember 2000Do you sometimes use automatic renewal clauses in contracts so they will be renewable until cancelled (i.e., "evergreen"), without a lot of follow up or bother? If so, you should know about 815 ILCS 601/1 et seq. (2000), the Automatic Contract Renewal Act, recently added to Chapter 815, which deals with various types of business transactions.
Illinois expands admissibility for expert testimony on causationBy Dixie Lee PetersonOctober 2000Four families sued Central Illinois Public Service Corporation in Illinois state court for nuisance and negligence. After an extended trial, the jury awarded the families a total of $3.2 million to compensate them for their small children developing a cancerous condition known as neuroblastoma.
An in-house counsel’s guide to the destruction of recordsBy Michael Todd ScottJuly 2000Every business has information that requires destruction. Some of this information is confidential and would be of interest to competitors, such as customer lists, price lists, sales statistics, drafts of bids and correspondence.
Letter from the editorDecember 2000Welcome to the sixth edition of the Corporate Lawyer for the 2000-2001 bar year. I want to once again remind you that it is still not too late to sign up for the Corporate Law Department's January CLE program "Corporate Compliance/Voluntary Disclosure."
Letter from the editorNovember 2000Welcome to the fifth edition of the Corporate Lawyer for the 2000-2001 bar year. I want to once again remind you that it is still not too late to sign up for the Corporate Law Department's January CLE program "Corporate Compliance/ Voluntary Disclosure."
Letter from the editorOctober 2000
Welcome to the fourth edition of the Corporate Lawyer for the 2000-2001 bar year. I wanted to take a moment to remind you that it is still not too late to sign up for the Corporate Law Department's January CLE program "Corporate Compliance/Voluntary Disclosure."
Letter from the editorSeptember 2000We are still looking for readers who would like to contribute articles for publication. This is a great opportunity for our members to get involved in the ISBA and specifically the Corporate Law Departments Section.
Letter from the editorAugust 2000Welcome to the second newsletter for the 20002001 year. In this issue of the newsletter we have two articles from two of our section council members.
Letter from the editorJuly 2000Welcome to the first newsletter for the 20002001 year (Volume 38). We have big plans for the newsletter once again this year. If you remember, starting with Volume 36 (19981999), the Corporate Law Departments Section Council decided to increase the number of issues of The Corporate Lawyer to five issues per year.
Letter from the editorJune 2000Have you ever wanted to be a published writer? If so, The Corporate Lawyerhas the perfect opportunity for you. We are looking for people interested in writing articles for future issues of The Corporate Lawyer.
Letter from the editorMay 2000Have you ever wanted to be a published writer? If so,The Corporate Lawyer has the perfect opportunity for you.
Letter from the editorFebruary 2000Have you ever wanted to be a published writer? If so, The Corporate Lawyer has the perfect opportunity for you. We are looking for people interested in writing articles for future issues of The Corporate Lawyer.