Publications

Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

June 1999Volume 87Number 6Pages 289-340

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Practice News

304
Illinois Law Update

Under a business liability insurance policy, an insurer may deny coverage for wrongful death suits where an insured's actions are willful and malicious; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

308
Law and Technology | By
R. J. Robertson Jr.
and
Thomas J. Smedinghoff
This new law—effective July 1—removes doubts about legal requirements for electronic "writings'' and "signatures'' and encourages e-commerce. Here's an overview.
314
Employment Law/Law and Technology | By
Patrice S. Arend
and
Kathleen M. Holper
A look at issues that arise when employers monitor employee e-mail, and suggestions for developing a workplace e-mail policy.
320
Notaries | By
Michael L. Closen
and
Thomas W. Mulcahy
The authors argue that it's a conflict of interest for lawyer-notaries to notarize documents they have prepared.

Columns

294
Letters to the Editor
In their ably researched and written article on the parol evidence rule in the April Journal, Andrew R. Schwartz and Matthew R. Henderson succinctly summarize the rationale for the rule by posing the rhetorical question, "If the contract does not reflect the parties' agreement, why did they sign it?''
295
Editor’s Note | By
Stephen C. Buser
The lineup for this month's IBJ reflects the Internet's immense impact on business, the workplace, and the law.
296
President’s Page | By
Timothy L. Bertschy
As my term as ISBA president comes to a close, I reflect on a year of constant challenge and joy.
298
The Lawyer’s Journal | By
Bonnie McGrath
Guilty but mentally ill'' passes constitutional muster
327
Practice Tips | By
Craig M. Bargher
Litigants can use section 2-619(a)(3) to seek stays or dismissals when another cause of action involving the "same parties'' and "same cause'' is pending.
329
Practice Tips | By
James W. Ackerman
The Illinois Supreme Court struck a blow for workers' comp claimants in McMahan v Industrial Commission. This article describes the ruling and its impact.
331
Malpractice Prevention Update | By
Anne E. Thar
Here's a survey to help you improve your deskside manner.
333
Law Office Management & Technology | By
Todd Flaming
Can you catch a virus from an e-mail message? What's a listserver? Read on and find out.
335
Legal Communication | By
Maureen B. Collins
Professor Collins touched a nerve with last month's column. Here are some of your responses and her reactions to them.