The Journal of The DuPage County Bar Association

Vol. 18 (2005-06)


June 2006

Articles:

From the Editor By John J. Pcolinski, Jr.

Why the Ryan Trial is Far From Over: How Removal of Two Jurors During Deliberations Could Lead to a Reversal By Ted A. Donner  and Bridget Longoria

Electronic Evidence-Weapon of Mass Discovery By Robert Guinaugh

A Primer on Right-of-way Dedications and Vacations By Richard F. Bales

Citizen Advocacy Center Freedom of Information Act Study By Terry Pastika, Sarah Klaper, and Reena Desai

Citizen Advocacy Center Open Meetings Act Study By Terry Pastika and Sarah Klaper

NIU's Northern Exposure
Trespass Agreements: Are They Constitutional? By Kevin D. McHugh



May 2006

Articles:

From the Editor By John J. Pcolinski, Jr.

Piercing the Corporate Veil and Holding a Non-Shareholder Liable in Illinois? By Cameron H. Goodman

Understanding the Illinois Respondent in Discovery Statute By Bradley C. Nahrstadt and John E. Newton

Open Source – Friend or Foe? By Kevin M. Gard and Jen Salyers

Risks Involved With Brownfield Transactions and How Sellers Can Manage That Risk Through Remediation and Contractual Mechanisms By Andrew J. Marks

NIU's Northern Exposure
Should the Sale of a Primary Residence Constitute “Income” for Purposes of Child Support Calculations? By Brett Geiger



April 2006

Articles:

From The Editor By John J. Pcolinski, Jr.

Feds Bite U.S. Seniors: Innocent Seniors Take Medicaid Hit By Ben A. Neiburger, Rick L. Law and James Haertel

Dealing With an ARDC Letter of Complaint: What Do I Do Now? By Daniel Purdom

Interlocutory Family Law Appeals By Allyson B. Harris

Small Claims Court Eighteenth Judicial Circuit By Judge Dorothy F. French

NIU's Northern Exposure
The Ethical and Legal Implications of Nonrefundable Retainers By Nicholas E. Alexander



March 2006

Articles:

From the Editor By John J. Pcolinski, Jr.

The Intersection of the ADA and SSDI and the Risks of Legal Malpractice By William D. Goren

Social Security Disability and Family Law By Harold W. Conick

Social Security Disability and ERISA Disability Claims By James R. Comerford

Special Needs Trusts By Tonya Gabbard

The Social Security Number and Immigration: Working Toward Solutions of Problems Affecting Those Without the Number By Mary L. Field

NIU's Northern Exposure
Protecting the Best Interests of the Child: Arbitration as an Alternative to Custody Litigation By Kimberly Anne Sackmann



February 2006

Articles:

From the Editor By John J. Pcolinski, Jr.

“Payment in Full” - Counseling Business Clients on Accord and Satisfaction By Ronald B. Kowalczyk

Maintenance in Gross: An Alternative Support Program By Sally L. McClellan

What’s in a Name? By Justin Lampel

The Singer/Songwriter Wears Two Hats: An Introduction to Music Copyrights and the Singer/Songwriter’s Sources of Income By David M. Jenkins

NIU's Northern Exposure
Take This Job and Staff It: Why Did a Federal Judge Resign in Protest Over The Bush Administration’s Warrantless Surveillance Program? By Joel Huotari



January 2006

Articles:

From the Editor By John J. Pcolinski, Jr.

The Election Remedy Under Section 12.56 of the Illinois Business Corporations Act Has Been Destroyed as an Effective Defense in Shareholder Oppression Suits or Corporate Dissolution Proceedings By David M. Jenkins

Estate Planning & Probate Law Update By Denise King Garvey, Cynthia Hayes Hutchins, Kirsten L. Izatt and Susan Reedy Williams

The Illinois Limited Liability Company Act After a Dozen Years — What Guidance Have the Courts Given Us About LLCs in Illinois? By William F. Knee

Direct Examination By Glenn R. Gaffney

NIU's Northern Exposure
Illinois Supreme Court to Decide When a Fourth Amendment Seizure Occurs By Jon D. Hoag



December 2005**

Articles:

From the Editor By John J. Pcolinski, Jr.

Mandatory “Agreements” to Arbitrate in Illinois: An Overview of an Oxymoron in the Context of Employment Law By Christina Schmucker

Riders Left Behind: Illinois Law for Children Riding on Motorcycles Fails to Keep Pace By Melissa Piwowar

Creative Problem Solving for Negotiators and Mediators By Hon. John W. Cooley

“System” Travels Abroad, “Method” Gets Grounded: Transnational Reach and Acts of Infringement of Different U.S. Patent Claim Types After Ntp V. Rim (Fed. Cir.) By Jefferson Perkins

NIU's Northern Exposure
From Berman v. Parker to Kelo v. New London, an Illustration of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Unwavering Private Application of the Public Use Clause of the Fifth Amendment By Chad J. Lersch

**Cover photo by REP3.com



November 2005
Articles:

From the Editor By John J. Pcolinski, Jr.

Promissory Estoppel in Illinois: What on Earth is Going On? By William D. Goren

Not Too Late to Appeal: Extensions of Time to Appeal in Illinois and Federal Practice By Timothy J. Storm

Representing the Alien in Removal Proceedings By Christopher S. Carroll

MCLE Comes to Illinois Summary Prepared by Glenda Berg Sharp

NIU's Northern Exposure
Illinois Tenancy by the Entirety in Bank Accounts By Jonathan T. Linnemeyer



October 2005

Articles:

From the Editor By John J. Pcolinski, Jr.

To Protest or Not To Protest: A Property Tax Primer By Thomas J. McCracken, Jr. and Whitney T. Carlisle

The Illinois Environmental Right-to-Know Law: Advising Clients and Protecting Their Reputation in Our Communities By Jocelyn F. Cornbleet

The Service Members Civil Relief Act (“SCRA”) – a Primer By Judge Kenneth A. Abraham

The e-Revolution at 505 North County Farm Road By Judge Robert K. Kilander

NIU's Northern Exposure
Medical Malpractice in an Era of Pharmalogical Therapies and Addiction By Angelo J. Kappas



September 2005

Articles:

From the Editor By John J. Pcolinski, Jr.

The Negligent Tortfeasor’s Get Out of Jail Free Card: The Contact Sports Exception By Alfred A. Spitzzeri

Is It Patentable? An Overview of Patentability and Loss of Rights By Amin S. Khan

The Hunt For Marital Assets: Following The Paper Trail By William P. Lloyd

NIU's Northern Exposure
All Male Clubs and the United States Supreme Court By Keith Jones

 
 
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