Publications

Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

March 2009Volume 97Number 3Pages 109-160

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Practice News

122
Illinois Law Update

Different definitions of an insured for UM and UIM coverage; Access to Religious Ministry Act; Communmity Care Program updated: and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

126
Tort Law | By
Helen W. Gunnarsson
UM/UIM provisions can salvage what would otherwise be a no-recovery case, but you need to understand your clients’ liability policies, not just the tortfeasors’.
132
Appeals | By
Justice Robert W. Cook
A former appellate justice offers advice on every step in the appellate process, from trial to oral argument.
138
Family Law | By
Scott A. Lerner
Courts too often grant every-other-weekend visitation without considering the advantages of more generous alternatives, the author argues.
142
Insurer and Insured | By
Robert P. Vogt
A look at the kinds of conflict of interest with insurers and others that trigger an insured’s right to independent counsel.
146
Evidence | By
Timothy J. Reuland
and
Shirley A. Murphy
A 2007 amendment to the Illinois Wrongful Death Act permits recovery for grief. This article discusses the evidence that makes the case for damages.

Columns

114
Letters | By
Adam Schwartz
The Illinois Citizen Participation Act of 2007 protects expressive activity in furtherance of efforts to petition the government.
152
Business Law | By
Lin Hanson
If a corporation becomes insolvent, directors and officers owe a duty to creditors.
154
Finding Illinois Law | By
Tom Gaylord
A look at some free evidence-related online resources.
156
Civil Practice | By
Professor Jeffrey A. Parness
The challenges civil-rights claimants face in choosing a forum, shaping their pleadings, and more.