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Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

February 2005Volume 93Number 2Pages 53-100

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Practice News

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Illinois Law Update

Gifts and child support; Tort Immunity Act limitation period; the AG can bring civil rights actions; regs for appointing counsel in child-support cases; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

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Real Estate Law | By
Helen W. Gunnarsson
Most home-sale contracts empower attorneys to propose modifications. But do those "proposals" effectively nullify the contract?
76
Criminal Law Lincoln Award Winner | By
Kerry J. Bryson
Last year, the US. and Illinois Supreme Courts issued Miranda opinions – and the issue remains as confusing as ever.
80
Bankruptcy / Family Law | By
Peter C. Alexander
Divorce and financial distress often go hand in hand. Here's a bankruptcy primer for matrimonial lawyers.
84
Employment Law | By
Athena Papachronis Herman
The Supreme Court recently established when an employer can assert an affirmative defense to a claim of supervisor–created hostile work environment that leads to constructive discharge.
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Tort Law | By
Robert J. Napleton
This article offers a trial lawyers' perspective on how the apparent agency doctrine has evolved since Gilbert v Sycamore Municipal Hospital

Columns

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Letters
QDROs and Social Security numbers
60
President’s Page | By
Ole Bly Pace III
The growth in new lawyers is overwhelming our traditional post-law-school training system.
92
The Judge’s Corner | By
Hon. Ron Spears
All you really need to know about trial practice you learned in tee ball.
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Estate Planning | By
David Berek
The IRS is taking a harder look at how the parties to buy-sell agree-ments for closely held businesses are calculating fair-market value.
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Risk Prevention | By
Karen Erger
Beware: dissolving law firm can end up sans malpractice coverage.