Publications

Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

September 2012Volume 100Number 9Pages 449-504

Practice News

464
Illinois Law Update

Choice-of-law clause does not control applicability of Consumer Fraud Act; insurance laws don't apply to some religious groups; the Homeownership Mortgage Loan Program; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

468
Judiciary | By
Maria Kantzavelos
An ISBA special committee is exploring the role of campaign contributions in judicial elections and whether recusal standards should be changed.
474
Attorney Fees | By
Monte L. Mann
and
John Haarlow Jr.
There are two routes to attorney fees for defending frivolous claims - a motion for Rule 137 sanctions and, rarely, a malicious prosecution claim. Here's a look at both.
482
Evidence / Social Media | By
Nicholas O. McCann
Illinois practitioners should prepare to meet strict authentication requirements until clear rules are established. Here's a look at the cases and advice about how to proceed.
486
Real Estate Law | By
James M. Wagner
and
Patrick J. Kelly
A recent case holds that compensation must reflect the value of the property when the payment is made, not earlier when the condemnation complaint was filed.
492
Expert Witnesses | By
Hon. James M. Varga
A look at some of the dos, don'ts, and special rules that apply to impeaching expert witnesses by way of cross-examination.

Columns

454
Comments
Reforming legal education; telephone scammers claiming to be lawyers; lawyer websites.
456
President’s Page | By
John E. Thies
It's time we implemented commonsense, fair rules on recusal.
491
IBJ Centennial
From the archives
496
Finding Illinois Law | By
Tom Gaylord
One benefit of practicing in a large jurisdiction - there are lots of forms.
498
Civil Practice | By
Professor Jeffrey A. Parness
The first district rules that judicial estoppel can be a bar to refiling.
500
Business Law | By
Lin Hanson
Should your client be a "disregarded entity" for tax purposes?