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Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

January 1999Volume 87Number 1Pages 1-60

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Practice News

13
Illinois Law Update

The Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act does not apply to claims of excessive attorneys fees; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

18
Evidence | By
Charles M. Strom
A description of the various DNA testing techniques and how they apply to determining identity and parentage.
28
Tort Law | By
Gordon R. Broom
and
Robert J. Evola
The authors lament the confusion caused by courts' applying two conflicting theories of comparative fault: equitable apportionment and indivisible injury.
34
Tort Law | By
Bruce M. Kohen
and
Darius H. Bozorgi
A look at construction negligence litigation in the post-Structural-Work-Act present and future.
40
Workers’ Compensation | By
Molly C. Mason
When can workers sue employers in tort, and when are they limited by the "exclusive remedy'' provision of the workers' comp statute?

Columns

6
Editor’s Note | By
Stephen C. Buser
Though we've examined the law of DNA evidence in the Journal, we haven't reviewed the science of DNA testing; until this issue, beginning on page 18.
8
President’s Page | By
Timothy L. Bertschy
The Lawyers Assistance Program ("LAP'') has helped hundreds of lawyers over the last two decades. LAP now needs our help.
10
The Lawyer’s Journal | By
Bonnie McGrath
ADA plaintiffs must be accommodating.
54
Legal Communication | By
Benjamin Goldgar
You don't need to write "persuasively''; simply explain and the persuasion will take care of itself.
55
Law Office Management & Technology | By
Paul Sullivan
Too many lawyer-supervisors run from personnel problems. Here's a better approach.
57
Finding Illinois Law | By
Jean McKnight
Here's where to turn when the question isn't "Who ya gonna call?'' but "How ya gonna find 'em?''