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Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

August 2006Volume 94Number 8Pages 389-448

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Practice News

404
Illinois Law Update

Lack of professional license not a bar to rendering expert opinion; negative inference applicable only to "tip the scales"; "Let Them Rest in Peace" Act; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

408
Real Estate Law | By
Helen W. Gunnarsson
When it comes to residential real estate deals, why are lawyers welcome in some parts of the state and not others?
414
Defamation | By
Michael M. Conway
,
Mona G. Thakkar
, and
Katherine Licup
Reporters who accurately report accusations made as part of a government proceeding are protected from defamation suits.
420
Taxation / Not-For-Profits | By
Neville M. Bilimoria
A little-known Illinois Supreme Court case makes it much harder for nonprofit nursing homes to get a property tax exemption.
426
Evidence / Medical Malpractice | By
Terrence J. Lavin
and
Michelle L. Wolf
The authors argue that following the federal approach would produce a better-informed jury.
432
Civil Practice / Bankruptcy | By
Anna-Katrina S. Christakis
and
Jeffrey D. Pilgrim
When a plaintiff's action is dismissed for want of prosecution while the defendant's bankruptcy is pending and the automatic stay is in place, the plaintiff can seek to have the dismissal vacated.

Columns

394
Letters
Nothing beats voir dire for learning about jurors; What is a rule of thumb?
396
President’s Page | By
Irene F. Bahr
What has ISBA done for you lately, you ask? Here's what.
431
For New Lawyers
Should You Sign Documents As Your Client's Agent?
438
The Judge’s Corner | By
Hon. Ron Spears
Should judges advise clients of their right to resolve their dispute before trial?
440
Estate Planning | By
David A. Berek
Here's a look at legislative proposals for making the higher estate-tax exclusion permanent.
442
Loss Prevention | By
Karen Erger
Dealing with an uninsured malpractice claim is no stroll down the midway.