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Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

August 2009Volume 97Number 8Pages 377-428

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Practice News

392
Illinois Law Update

Injuries not automatically indivisible when apportioning liability; act helps terminated employees continue medical coverage; updated medical prescribing protocol; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

402
Practice of Law | By
Helen W. Gunnarsson
Q. Whats the best way to dress for court? A. The way the judge says you should.
406
Civil Practice | By
Jeffrey J. Kroll
and
Patrick White
Redirect examination is a powerful weapon for litigators, but it can backfire on those who forget its central purpose - to rehabilitate witnesses.
412
Family Law | By
Roman J. Seckel
A spouse's nonmarital estate can be reimbursed for contributions to the marital estate - and vice versa - but determining the value of those contributions can be tricky.
416
Juries | By
Melissa A. Murphy-Petros
and
Daniel E. Tranen
In a quotient verdict, jurors decide liability or damages by mathematically averaging instead of deliberating. Here s how to prevent and attack them.

Columns

384
Presidents Page | By
John G. O’Brien
A look at ISBA events coming this fall.
396
Legislative Roundup | By
Jim Covington
A summary of key legislation.
420
Estate Planning | By
Katarinna McBride
Survivor-style challenges and opportunities confront estate planners.
422
The Judge’s Corner | By
Hon. Ron Spears
Careful planning for settlements can prevent bad results.
424
Loss Prevention | By
Karen Erger
A review of chart-topping lawyer errors.