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Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

June 2000Volume 88Number 6Pages 297-364

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Practice News

310
Illinois Law Update

Supreme Court Rule 219(e) and voluntary dismissals; states may not be sued under ADA; racial profiling study rejected; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

316
Tort Law | By
Stephen C. Buser
and
Harriet H. Hamilton
A practice-oriented review of Illinois and federal statutes and cases governing nursing home lawsuits.
324
Tort Law | By
June A. Braun
and
Elizabeth Capezuti
The authors argue that routine use of bed siderails is neither good for patients nor effective defensive medicine.
336
Tort Law | By
Paul W. Johnson
and
Veronica L. Armouti
An exploration of the legal and medical issues raised by pressure sores in the nursing home setting.
344
Environmental Law | By
Patrick D. Shaw
A survey of the law governing whether and what penalties are appropriate under the IEPA.
349
Tort Law | By
Steven M. Levin
and
David H. Brinton
Pointers on deciding whether to pursue, refer, or reject a nursing home case.
351
Criminal Law and Procedure | By
David G. Duggan
The problems posed by the federal sentencing guidelines for defendants charged with liability for the criminal acts of others.

Columns

302
Editor’s Note | By
Stephen C. Buser
For years lawyers ignored clients who wanted to file suit against a nursing home.
302
Letters to the Editor
Wards as defendants in dissolution proceedings.
304
President’s Page | By
Cheryl Niro
Every Christmas Eve I watch Frank Capra's It's A Wonderful Life while I finish wrapping gifts and preparing for the next day.
306
Laureate of the Month
This month's featured honoree: Benton lawyer Richard O. Hart.
308
The Lawyer’s Journal | By
Bonnie C. McGrath
Playing the child-support percentages; ADA news and views; please don't squeeze the luggage; and more.
357
Law Office Management & Technology | By
Todd H. Flaming
PowerPoint is a powerful, easy-to-use program that can spice up your presentation. And it's probably already on your computer.
359
Legal Communication | By
Maureen B. Collins
Been a while since you sharpened your writer's saw? These books can help.