Publications

Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

December 2003Volume 91Number 12Pages 585-640

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Practice News

600
Illinois Law Update

Wife sues ex-husband for intentional infliction of emotional distress; verbatim records of closed meetings; holding corporate officials criminally liable; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

604
Worker’s Compensation | By
Brad E. Bleakney B
Drafters of settlement agreements beware: you must account for Medicare's lien.
610
Worker’s Compensation | By
Michelle D. Porro
Has a carrier unreasonably delayed payment to your client? This article reviews penalties and fee-award options.
616
Criminal Procedure | By
Michelle M. Jochner
A look at recent decisions that define when warantless stops are permissible under the Fourth Amendment.
627
Practice Tips | By
Michael S. Feist
The rule is that workers' comp claims aren't subject to liens. The exceptions are many.
631
Estate Planning | By
Janet L. Grove
In this age of blended families and test-tube babies, the familiar estate-planning boilerplate needs revision.

Columns

590
Letters to the Editor
"Incorrect assumptions" about involuntary psychiatric treatment.
635
Malpractice Prevention Update | By
Karen Erger
These 10 malpractice-prevention golden oldies are just as true today as when we first heard 'em.
637
Legal Communication | By
Maureen B. Collins
Sorry, but proper citation format really does matter. Here's why.