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Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

January 2000Volume 88Number 1Pages 1-52

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Practice News

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Illinois Law Update

Sound amplification statute found unconstitutional; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

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ERISA | By
Mark D. DeBofsky
A practice-oriented review of one of the most important, but least understood, federal laws.
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ERISA | By
Mark D. DeBofsky
A look at some cutting-edge ERISA issues and how courts are resolving them.
30
Civil Practice | By
Keith H. Beyler
A new procedure for making a personal jurisdiction objection took effect this month. A drafter of the new law explains. Join the online Q & A at www.isba.org.
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Employment Law | By
David B. Ritter
After Kolstad, employee-plaintiffs seeking punitive damages need only prove that the employer intentionally discriminated, not that the conduct was egregious.
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Contracts/Law and Technology | By
Richard C. Balough
Tips for drafting contracts that govern the rights and obligations of e-commerce-site users.
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Judges and Judiciary | By
Stanley R. Kaminski
Illinois’ new municipal administrative adjudication law raises concerns that the state has gone too far.

Columns

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Letters to the Editor
More on modifying employee handbooks.
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Our Cover
Illinois Supreme Court Justice Moses W. Harrison II of Caseyville in the fifth appellate district began a three-year term as chief justice on Jan. 1.
8
President’s Page | By
Cheryl Niro
Around this time I set goals for the new year.
10
The Lawyer’s Journal | By
Bonnie McGrath
Losing the right to a jury trial — is it malpractice?
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Legal Communication | By
Maureen B. Collins
Drafting a seaworthy document requires more than pasting form provisions into place; you have to learn the facts and the law.
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Finding Illinois Law | By
James E. Duggan
A short list of law reviews and newspapers that cover the Illinois-law beat.