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Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

June 2010Volume 98Number 6Pages 277-332

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Practice News

292
Illinois Law Update

Not all dividing lines constitute "the border"; penalties enhanced for uninsured motorists who harm others; No Contact Orders allowed for stalking victims; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

296
Juries / Civil Practice | By
Phillip H. Hamilton
An ISBA member explains how his jury service changed - forever - his perspective on trial practice.
300
Intellectual Property | By
J. Joseph McCoy
"Trade secrets" can be nearly any type of valuable information, and clients may need your help identifying and protecting them. Here's how.
310
Family Law | By
Reuben A. Bernick
Are the assets your client got in divorce really "free and clear of all claims" by the ex-spouse? If they're retirement benefits and the claims are for child support, probably not.
314
Local Government | By
Christina Marie Webb
A brief review of immunities available to local governments, governmental employees, and volunteers if they're sued for conduct arising from public health emergencies.
318
Tort Law | By
Travis J. Quick
Society is best served by requiring the parties - typically sophisticated business buyers and sellers - to bargain for contract protection, the author argues.

Columns

282
Addendum
More on the Illinois Domestic Violence Act.
284
President’s Page | By
John G. O’Brien
It's been a great year, but the lease is up.
322
Loss Prevention | By
Karen Erger
How to put your temptation-resisting rational brain in charge.
324
Civil Practice | By
Professor Jeffrey A. Parness
The med-mal caps ruling continues the age-old battle over separation of powers.
326
New Ethics Rules | By
Randall Rosenbaum
Now lawyers must keep "information" (not just "secrets") confidential.
328
Business Law | By
Lin Hanson
If an LLC member loses her shares, to what extent does a creditor stand in her shoes?