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Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

April 2007Volume 95Number 4Pages 161-220

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Practice News

176
Illinois Law Update

No consumer fraud where plaintiff did not rely on allegedly misleading material; new Liquor Control Act regulations for premises near schools and churches; retail merchants authorized to sell and process registration plates; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

180
Law on the Net | By
Helen W. Gunnarsson
What information and services are Illinois-based courts providing via the Web? What isn't there that should be? Here's a review.
184
Civil Practice | By
Scott A. Carlson
and
Ronald L. Lipinski
Changes in technology have altered the way lawyers deal with evidence. The electronic-discovery amendments to the federal rules reflect these changes.
188
Creditor’s Rights / Business Law | By
Michael L. Weissman
Here's what recent cases have to say about attachment and perfection pitfalls and other issues important to secured creditors.
198
Law Office Management | By
Michael R. Maryn
A summary of leading tax-favored retirement plans, along with advice for selecting the best one for you and your firm.
202
Tort Law | By
Stephen R. Kaufmann
and
Jason D. Johnson
The learned intermediary doctrine is strong armor against liability for pharmaceutical companies. But it's not without chinks.

Columns

166
Letters
Keep morals in divorce practice.
168
President’s Page | By
Irene F. Bahr
The third woman president of the ISBA celebrates the growing prominence of women lawyers
208
Family Law | By
H. Joseph Gitlin
How much do you know about this important issue?
210
For New Lawyers
"Fraud" versus "fraudulent misrepresentation."
212
Loss Prevention | By
Karen Erger
Watch for warning signs that presage problem clients.
214
Real Estate Law | By
James Weston
An executive order shuts down a controversial program to combat predatory lending.