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Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

September 2007Volume 95Number 9Pages 444-500

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Practice News

460
Illinois Law Update

Lack of notice of disposition of collateral does not always bar deficiency action; statewide smoking ban passed; Business Corporation Act amendments; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

464
Trial Practice / Expert Witnesses | By
Daniel P. Wurl
A look at the evolution of the Rule 213 opinion-witness rule and the supreme and appellate court decisions interpreting it.
474
Trial Practice / Juries | By
Frank P. Andreano
Research shows that juror attitudes toward hot-button issues like tort reform are better predictors of bias than demographic factors.
478
Family Law | By
Gregory C. Maksimuk
What constitutes "net income" for purposes of calculating a payor's child-support obligation? A look at the cases.
482
Criminal Law | By
Marion Buckley
and
J. Michael True
Under the original law, some people who didn't commit sex crimes had to register as "sex offenders." The legislature addressed the issue last year with a new law that creates its own problems.
486
Labor and Employment | By
Eugene H. Hollander
A recent case eliminates the defense that an underage sexual-harassment plaintiff welcomed the sexual contact.

Columns

450
Letters
Medicare and Medicaid; not the same thing.
452
President’s Page | By
Joseph G. Bisceglia
By educating voters, bar groups can counter special interests.
490
Civil Practice | By
Professor Jeffrey A. Parness
Courts should allow sanctions against firms for lawyers' misconduct.
492
Business Law | By
Lin Hanson
Online filing? Advance review of filings? The SOS offers that and more.
494
Finding Illinois Law | By
Tom Gaylord
There's a wealth of information if you know where to look.
496
For New Lawyers
What do you do with uncooperative opposing counsel?