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Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

April 2010Volume 98Number 4Pages 165-220

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Practice News

180
Illinois Law Update

Employer can be required to continue paying TDD benefits after claimant's termination; FOIA laws enhanced; Illinois amends vending facility program for blind; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

184
Law and Technology | By
Helen W. Gunnarsson
An amazing amount of information about parties, witnesses, clients, businesses and more resides on the Internet. Here's how to find it.
192
Criminal Law | By
Joshua D. Herman
A look at the high-stakes legal issues raised by adolescent "sexting" and their implications for counsel to teens, parents, and schools.
196
Attorney Sanctions | By
Andrew R. Schwartz
and
Thomas J. Kanyock
Is a Rule 137 motion for sanctions a "pleading" that can be attacked as such under Illinois law? The authors argue yes.
200
Tort Law | By
Ray Rossi
In Illinois, nonparticipants (e.g., coaches and refs) in sporting events who cause injuries are liable only if their misconduct is at least willful and wanton.
204
Business Law | By
Pasha Vaziri
Article 1 of the Uniform Commercial Code articulates the principles that underlie the remaining articles, and Illinois recently adopted Revised Article 1. Here's what it means.

Columns

170
Comments
Habitability warranty disclaimers; FOIA attorney fees; family law attorney fees
172
President’s Page | By
John G. O’Brien
If you're a civil defense lawyer, you owe it to yourself and your clients to belong.
210
Loss Prevention | By
Karen Erger
Those pesky ethics rules follow lawyers everywhere, even onto social-media pages.
212
Real Estate Law | By
Peter J. Birnbaum
This new ethics opinion is good news for real estate lawyers, the author contends.
216
Family Law | By
H. Joseph Gitlin
The winning lawyer is usually the one who takes the initiative.