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Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

September 2010Volume 98Number 9Pages 437-492

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Practice News

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Illinois Law Update

HRRA violations did not render home repair contract unenforceable; stiffer penalties for speeders on Illinois highways; standards amended for state university employees' disability claims; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

456
Judiciary | By
Helen W. Gunnarsson
High status, great money, no practice-management headaches - what lawyer wouldn't want to be a judge? What lawyer indeed, which is why it's a hard gig to get.
462
Real Estate Law | By
Adam B. Whiteman
ISBA-inspired changes specify that a homeowner's remedy for an HRRA violation is to sue under the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act.
466
Family Law | By
Rob Shumaker
What happens when a maintenance-paying spouse dies shortly after the judge signs the dissolution judgment? Is the maintenance recipient out of luck? That may depend on where the case arose.
472
Government Contractors | By
Louis J. Gale
A look at the provisions contractors and their lawyers need to be aware of as they consider taking on ARRA-funded projects.
476
Arbitration | By
Mitchell L. Marinello
and
John Haarlow Jr.
The Federal Arbitration Act places sharp limits on a party's ability to obtain information from a nonparty, but it can be done. Here's a guide.

Columns

442
Comments
Exception for commercial fraud not warranted; Two exceptions to the doctrine of election
444
President’s Page | By
Mark D. Hassakis
Great advice from experienced ISBA colleagues.
482
New Ethics Rules | By
Thomas D. Cavenagh
The ethical obligations of attorneys practicing as third-party neutrals.
484
Business Law | By
Sherwin D. Abrams
Make sure your business clients aren't opening themselves to disgruntled claimants.
486
Civil Practice | By
Professor Jeffrey A. Parness
A court rules that an Illinois eBay buyer could not hale a California seller into court in Illinois.
488
Finding Illinois Law | By
Tom Gaylord
Fastcase's free application offers cases to iPhone and iPad owners.