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Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

April 2014Volume 102Number 4Pages 153-204

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Practice News

168
Illinois Law Update

Statute of limitations for fraudulent misrepresentation claim; new fee amounts for employers ordered to pay unpaid wages; FOID card procedures; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

172
Health Care Law/Employment Law | By
Ed Finkel
What will the Medical Cannabis Act mean for patients? For employers? Others? Prepare to advise clients about what some are calling the most restrictive medical marijuana law in the country.
176
Tort Law / Health Care Law | By
Margaret J. Lowery
Properly performed peer review is not subject to discovery in med-mal litigation. But health care providers sometimes learn the hard way how the privilege can be lost.
184
Criminal Law | By
Robin B. Murphy
After Salinas, non-custodial suspects must expressly invoke the right to remain silent, or silence can be held against them. But in Illinois, state law provides some evidentiary protection.
188
Employment Law  | By
Daniel Myerson
A clear chain of command and well-drafted anti-harassment policies can help employers ward off retaliation and hostile work environment claims.
191
Sidebar | By
Nicholas Biersbach
It isn't clear whether federal rulings limiting mixed-motive claims will influence state courts' interpretation of the Illinois Human Rights Act.
192
Mechanics Liens | By
Howard M. Turner
and
Michael T. Nigro
Crafting a valid, error-free claim for lien for your contractor clients requires more than just reading the Mechanics Lien Act. Here are tips based on the statute and the cases interpreting it.

Columns

158
Comments
Lawyer ratings and specialization; harsh penalties for drivers with traces of drugs; restricted driving permits after four DUIs.
160
President's Page | By
Paula H. Holderman
Sharper competition is challenging law firms, law schools, and bar associations.
196
Ethics | By
Charles J. Northrup
Lawyers' ethical obligation to understand technology comes under the heading competence.
197
Best of ISBA Newsletters
Here's what to do for divorcing partners who love their pet but not each other.
198
Loss Prevention | By
Karen Erger
Perfectionism won't make you perfect. In fact, it might actually inhibit your performance.