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Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

November 2009Volume 97Number 11Pages 537-588

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Practice News

552
Illinois Law Update

Power company has duty to respond to downed power line with due care; text-messaging while driving banned; new rules set standards for dementia care units; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

556
DUI / Adminstrative | By
Helen W. Gunnarsson
A plain-language primer on the SOS process, including some unwritten rules about how to represent your DUI client.
562
Trusts and Estates | By
Lyman W. Welch
and
Susan T. Bart
The new Illinois virtual representation law allows more trustees and beneficiaries to resolve trust matters by private agreement.
568
Estate Planning / Insurance | By
Stephen M. Margolin
and
Valerie J. Freireich
An elderly - and wealthy - person lets investors buy insurance on his life in return for cash, and everyone makes money. Or do they?
569
Estate Planning / Insurance | By
James C. Shanley
An elderly - and wealthy - person lets investors buy insurance on his life in return for cash, and everyone makes money. Or do they?
576
Evidence | By
Joanne Hannaway Sweeney
and
Benjamin J. Wimmer
A recent amendment to the Illinois Supreme Court Rules obscures the purpose of the discovery deposition and the range of its uses
580
Agency | By
Justin Lee Heather
This article analyzes the first district's rejection of a plaintiff's assertion that a cab driver was the agent of the cab company.

Columns

544
President’s Page | By
John G. O’Brien
With the bar year not half over, the ISBA YLD has been active on many fronts.
584
Finding Illinois Law | By
Tom Gaylord
RECAP, a Firefox extension, provides free access to otherwise pay-per-view federal documents on the PACER system.
585
The Judge’s Corner
Despite the best analysis of the best evidence, predicting human behavior is a risky business.