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Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

January 2007Volume 95Number 1Pages 1-56

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Practice News

14
Illinois Law Update

Defamation per se of candidate requires more than hyperbole; sales of intangible property during business cessation is nonbusiness income; changing demographics lead to amended Elder Abuse and Neglect Act; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

18
Law Office Management | By
Helen W. Gunnarsson
Setting yourself up to accept credit card payments has its advantages - and its risks. 
22
Business Organizations | By
Randall H. Borkus
and
Kimberly J. Myers
Beware the danger in failing to properly separate assets in the series, and note unanswered tax questions.
30
Family Law / Corporations | By
Michael W. Kalcheim
Can the non-employee spouse make a claim for reimbursement to the marital estate from the retained earnings of a closely held corporation? This article considers the question.
36
Employment Law | By
Adam C. Wit
In Burlington Northern, the Court resolved in favor of employees a lower-court dispute about what constitutes forbidden retaliation.
42
Insurance / Tort Law | By
Alan J. Brinkmeier
and
John D. Dalton
The tough Illinois standard could be bad for policyholders as well as insurance companies, these defense lawyers argue.

Columns

6
Letters
Don't be afraid to substitute judges.
46
Finding Illinois Law | By
Thomas Keefe
A summary of ISBA's free research offering.
48
Family Law | By
H. Joseph Gitlin
 Lawyers serve their clients best when they are objective advocates, not sympathizing moralists.
50
For New Lawyers
What are the rules for serving notice?
52
Real Estate Law | By
James K. Weston
This law, effective January 1, is designed to protect soon-tobe-forclosed landowners from a "rescue" scam.