The Lawyer’s JournalBy Bonnie C. McGrathJuly 2000Column, Page 378Grandparents lose at High Court—but how much? HMOs lose in one high court, win in another; and more.
The Lawyer’s JournalBy Mark S. MathewsonApril 2000Column, Page 192What hath Tosado wrought? What do jurors think? Granny gives a gift; and more.
Nice Guys Finish Last in Wills and Estate PlanningBy Anne E. TharApril 2000Column, Page 235Confused elderly parents, estranged (and strange) children; estate-planning practice can pose serious malpractice risks for the best of lawyers. Here's what to watch for.
Making the Most of the New Illinois Perpetuities StatuteBy Richard A. Campbell and Christopher D. DwyerNovember 1999Article, Page 594Illinois' recently enacted rule-against-perpetuities statute permits estate planners to create perpetual trusts, and that opens new estate-planning possibilities. The authors describe the options.
The Lawyer’s JournalBy Bonnie McGrathOctober 1999Column, Page 514Insurance policies and the discovery rule; read the fine print.
Dynasty Trusts and the Rule Against PerpetuitiesBy Stephen M. Margolin and Mitchell D. WeinsteinMarch 1999Article, Page 134Dynasty trusts can be just the estate planning device your client needs, but take care not to run afoul of rule against perpetuities and the Internal Revenue Code.
The Lawyer’s JournalBy Bonnie McGrathFebruary 1999Column, Page 70No retaliatory discharge claims for whistle-blowing lawyers...
New Annuity Mortality TablesNovember 1998Illinois Law Update, Page 596On September 18, 1998, the Department of Insurance adopted amendments to section 935 in response to changes made to the ``NAIC Model Rule Regulation for Recognizing a New Annuity Mortality Table for Use in Determining Reserve Liabilities for Annuities."