Publications

Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

December 1999Volume 87Number 12Pages 621-680

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Practice News

636
Illinois Law Update

HMOs may be held vicariously liable for negligence of independent contractor physicians; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

640
Health Law | By
Steven F. Banghart
,
Keith E. Emmons
,
Daniel H. Melvin
, and
Mark E. Rust
The authors review the highlights of this new law, which limits the power of managed care organizations and expands the rights of patients.
648
Law and Technology | By
Richard J. Rettberg
and
Kristin Dvorsky Tauras
Microprocessors are everywhere, not just in devices we normally think of as computers. Here's how Y2K might affect products containing embedded microprocessors and how litigators can respond.
654
Tort Law | By
W. Bradley Colwell
The trend, according to this author, is to expand the range of property deemed recreational and thus to expand immunity.
658
Real Estate Law | By
John C. Murray
This article discusses a Rule 23 opinion holding that a nonassignability clause in a lease does not prohibit the tenant's collateral assignment of its interest as security for a loan.
666
Environmental Law | By
Kathleen M. Hennessey
This new -- and underused -- state program helps developers finance brownfield cleanups.
669
Judges and Judiciary | By
Heija B. Ryoo
Here's where to find print and online versions of circuit court rules in Illinois, along with contact information for Illinois' 22 circuit courts.

Columns

626
Letters to the Editor
Discovery and computer data.
627
Editor’s Note | By
Stephen C. Buser
Managed-care reform statute takes effect on 1/1/00.
628
President’s Page | By
Cheryl Niro
As we celebrate these very special holidays.
632
The Lawyer’s Journal | By
Bonnie McGrath
One new rule clarifies notice-of-appeal filings in criminal cases...
671
Malpractice Prevention Update | By
Anne E. Thar
Learn how to screen prospective cases and clients to reduce your risk of being sued.
673
Law Office Management & Technology | By
Todd Flaming
Should you buy a laptop and how? Here's what to look for.
675
Legal Communication | By
Andrea Kaufman
Move over Bluebook; a soon-to-be-released citation manual provides much clearer answers with many fewer words.