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Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

July 2000Volume 88Number 7Pages 365-424

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Practice News

380
Illinois Law Update

Attorney fees under the Workers' Comp Act; common liability and contribution; circuit breaker for elderly expanded; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

384
Insurance | By
David H. Anderson
A review of issues important both to defense lawyers and counsel for the insured.
392
Employment Law/Qui Tam | By
Tod A. Lewis
Here's how to use this little-known statute, which allows private-sector whistleblowers to sue on behalf of the state and share any recovery.
398
Corporations | By
Mark W. Page
The author argues that Illinois courts have not developed a coherent theory of undercapitalization as a justification for veil piercing.
404
Civil Practice | By
Barbara Andersen Gimbel
A step-by-step review of the res judicata doctrine and its development and application under the common law.
409
Tort Law | By
Thomas M. Harris
Don't treat your motorcycle-injury suit like just another automobile case.
411
Elder Law | By
Lee Beneze
Too few attorneys know about Illinois' federally funded senior legal assistance services program.
413
Employment Law/Tort Law | By
Jeffrey A. Blevins
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Gregory J. Schroedter
The first district recently held that negligent-hiring plaintiffs must show a nexus between the harm they suffered and the defendant's breach.

Columns

370
Letters to the Editor
Escape Alden restrictions by crossing the border?  
374
President’s Page | By
Herb Franks
I am writing my first column as president of the Illinois State Bar Association. As I promised at the ISBA Annual Meeting, there are no new programs.
376
Laureate of the Month
This month's featured honoree: Rockford lawyer John T. Holmstrom, Jr.
378
The Lawyer’s Journal | By
Bonnie C. McGrath
Grandparents lose at High Court—but how much? HMOs lose in one high court, win in another; and more.
415
Legal Communication | By
Maureen B. Collins
Learning to be your own editor is an important but challenging job. This checklist can help you revise your own work.
417
Finding Illinois Law | By
James E. Duggan
Keeping abreast of Illinois regulatory law remains a challenge, but now there are more options than ever.