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Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

March 2013Volume 101Number 3Pages 109-160

Practice News

124
Illinois Law Update

Marital property valued on date of dissolution in bifurcated proceeding; new rules for recordkeeping in prior unfounded child support; amendments to payday loan regs; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

128
Law Practice Management | By
Maria Kantzavelos
Lawyers should respond to do-it-yourself law sites by serving clients in new ways, an Elmhurst lawyer suggests.
134
Debtors and Creditors | By
Kelly M. Greco
and
Stephanie R. Hammer
A recently enacted law gives debtors better notice of collection proceedings and protects their rights once they have begun.
138
Estate Planning | By
Regina Rathnau
Even when clients resist comprehensive estate planning you can help them better prepare for the inevitable.
142
Civil Practice | By
J. Timothy Eaton
,
Michael W. Rathsack
, and
Michael T. Reagan
More and more Illinois courts are upholding general verdicts if there is any error-free basis for doing so. They should do the opposite, these authors say.
148
Intellectual Property | By
Nicholas A. Gowen
and
Peter V. Baugher
While enjoining unlawful use is the objective of most infringement suits, some trademark owners can get money damages.

Columns

116
President’s Page | By
John E. Thies
The ISBA has always addressed the most important legal issues.
152
Civil Practice | By
Professor Jeffrey A. Parness
Two recent cases shed light on spoliation claims in Illinois.
154
Every Lawyer’s Guide To… | By
Ron Wisniewski
What to do if a worker files an employment discrimination claim against your client.
156
Business Law | By
Stephen Proctor
The new law encourages creation of corporations that advance worthy public purposes.
158
Finding Illinois Law | By
Tom Gaylord
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