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Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

October 2007Volume 95Number 10Pages 501-560

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Practice News

516
Illinois Law Update

Underlying defendant's solvency an element of legal malpractice; guidelines passed for distinguishing employees from independent contractors; horse meat unfit for humans; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

520
Estate Planning | By
Helen W. Gunnarsson
Most people don't have estates large enough to owe tax when they die. But they still need estate-planning advice.
526
Constitutional Law | By
Mark E. Wojcik
The Supreme Court struck down a pair of race-based plans for assigning students to public schools. So what kinds of plans do pass constitutional muster?
532
Corporations | By
Gail Petravick
and
Coleen Troutman
The LLC has many benefits and few negatives for closely held businesses. Will it make the Subchapter S election obsolete?
542
Family Law / Guardianships | By
Julie M. Harcum
Is it enough that a parent is "fit, willing, and able," or may a child be returned only if doing so serves his or her "best interest"?
546
Criminal Procedure / Evidence | By
Howard W. Anderson III
Prosecutors can't introduce "testimonial" hearsay unless the defendant had a chance to cross-examine the unavailable declarant. Davis tells us when a statement is not "testimonial."

Columns

506
Letters
Animal law and the ISBA; dogs and damages; KSR and patenting legal techniques  
508
President’s Page | By
Joseph G. Bisceglia
Public fascination with the justice system gives lawyers an opening to teach lay people about the law.
552
Loss Prevention | By
Karen Erger
Find out what to do if you misdirect an e-mail or reveal embarrassing metadata.
554
Real Estate Law | By
James K. Weston
A new bill would redefine yet again the Illinois' anti-predatory-lending law.
556
Family Law | By
H. Joseph Gitlin
A biological father from a wife's extra-marital affair can win visitation with his child.