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Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

December 2008Volume 96Number 12Pages 597-648

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Practice News

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Illinois Law Update

Copy of mechanics lien complaint must be timely delivered; new homeowner notice required in foreclosure actions; personnel rules for public officials and employees revised; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

616
DUI/Traffic | By
Helen W. Gunnarsson
Goodbye JDP, hello "monitoring device driving permit." Here's a look at the sweeping new DUI law that takes effect January 1.
620
Defamation | By
Eric M. Madiar
and
Terrence J. Sheahan
The Act should quell libel suits against those who legitimately petition government for redress. But does it also shield those who intentionally defame others?
626
Employment Law | By
Michael Robert Lied
and
Joseph F. Tansino
A survey of the United States Supreme Court's labor and employment rulings from the 2007-08 term.
632
Appeals | By
Christopher T. Polillo
Depending on the facts and law, you might persuade a court to grant interlocutory review under Rule 308. Here's how it works.
636
Civil Practice | By
Jeffrey A. Parness
What are the best ways to combat incivility? Tougher rules? More sanctions? Allerton House conferees considered these options and more.

Columns

602
Letters
The even more perilous world of POA agents.
604
President’s Page | By
Jack C. Carey
Man is the only animal with the true religion and he'll cut his neighbor's throat if his theology ain't straight."
635
For New Lawyers
How big should your jury be?
640
Business Law | By
Lin Hanson
By helping corporate clients with minutes, meetings and more you demonstrate your business value.
642
Civil Practice | By
Professor Jeffrey A. Parness
 Lessons from the A and A case.
644
Loss Prevention | By
Karen Erger
Make sure your ads and other communications to the public don't violate ethics rules.