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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
Letters to the Editor
Wards as defendants in dissolution proceedings.
302
Editor’s Note | By
Stephen C. Buser
For years lawyers ignored clients who wanted to file suit against a nursing home.
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.