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Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

July 2011Volume 99Number 7Pages 321-372

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Practice News

336
Illinois Law Update

Trial de novo provision in underinsured motorist policy was not unconscionable; rulemaking for Debt Settlement Consumer Protection Act; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

340
ISBA | By
Helen W. Gunnarsson
ISBA President John G. Locallo will use his bully pulpit to help lawyers understand the power and importance of practice-oriented technology.
344
Juries | By
Jasmine Villaflor Hernandez
and
Jessica LeeAnn Cummings
Inappropriate posting, texting, and tweeting by jurors can wreak havoc with the trial process.
348
Tort | By
Michael D. Bersani
In Ries v City of Chicago, the Illinois Supreme Court held that willful and wanton conduct does not create a general exception to the Tort Immunity Act's blanket immunities.
358
Debtors and Creditors | By
Jeremy A. Gogel
An overview of penalties available under federal and state law for abusive collection techniques.
362
Immigration | By
Dhenu Savla
and
Tejas Shah
A recent change to the law allows specified family members of deceased U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents to become permanent residents.

Columns

326
Comments
Righties and lefties; let jurors ask questions.
328
President’s Page | By
John G. Locallo
ISBA's new president outlines his year to come.
366
Real Estate Law | By
Joseph Fortunato
It protects renters whose apartments are being converted and buyers of the new condos.
367
Family Law | By
Professor H. Joseph Gitlin
Employer-based health insurance should be treated as marital property.
368
Finding Illinois Law | By
Tom Gaylord
Interviews with Supreme Court justices about effective advocacy are themselves good models.