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The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie McGrath November 1999 Column, Page 570 Watch out, HMOs.
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie McGrath October 1999 Column, Page 514 Insurance policies and the discovery rule; read the fine print.
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie McGrath September 1999 Column, Page 454 "Same part of the body'' rule update.
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie McGrath August 1999 Column, Page 402 Breach of fiduciary duty: A new application
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie McGrath July 1999 Column, Page 348 Different rulings on the same-part-of-the-body rule.
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie McGrath June 1999 Column, Page 298 Guilty but mentally ill'' passes constitutional muster
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie McGrath May 1999 Column, Page 238 The high court revisits the single-subject rule.
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie McGrath April 1999 Column, Page 186 Offer, acceptance, consideration, and criminal law.
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie McGrath March 1999 Column, Page 126 The "Frye plus reliability'' standard.
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie McGrath February 1999 Column, Page 70 No retaliatory discharge claims for whistle-blowing lawyers...
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie McGrath January 1999 Column, Page 10 ADA plaintiffs must be accommodating.
Lawyers: Healers of Conflict By Cheryl Niro July 1999 Column, Page 347 Many years ago I organized the statewide celebration of the Bicentennial of the U.S.
Learn to Be a Lawyer-Entrepreneur By Paul Sullivan September 1999 Column, Page 497 Competition is more fierce than ever, clients are more demanding; but you can rise to the challenge if you think like an entrepreneur, not a ``technician.''
Lessons from a Software Conversion By Todd Flaming April 1999 Column, Page 221 You finally switched from your familiar word-processing program to that new, improved alternative. So why aren't you happy?
A Level Field for Death Penalty Cases By Timothy L. Bertschy April 1999 Column, Page 184 When Illinois re-enacted the death penalty in 1977, the General Assembly and the criminal justice system made a legal and moral commitment to the people of Illinois that, if executions take place in their name, they would be done right.
Lighted head lamps required on every motor vehicle from sunset to sunrise ; P.A. 91-130 December 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 636 Public Act 91-130 amends 625 ILCS 5/12-201 to require all motor vehicles except motorcycles to ''exhibit at least 2 lighted head lamps ... during the period from sunset to sunrise ...''
Linux: The New, Free Kid on the Block By Todd H. Flaming February 1999 Column, Page 107 Could the Linux operating system become a serious alternative to Windows? Here's a review.
Litigating Claims Under Lost Insurance Policies in Illinois By Todd Stewart Schenk February 1999 Column, Page 102 A how-to guide to lost-policy lawsuits.
Looser standards to receive vocational rehabilitation services August 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 406 On May 17, 1999, the Illinois Department of Human Services adopted emergency amendments to section 553 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 553.
Maintenance obligation properly terminated because of ex-wife’s conjugal relationship with another woman. June 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 304 On April 14, 1999, the second district of the Illinois Appellate Court affirmed the trial court's termination of the husband's maintenance, finding that the trial court correctly determined that the wife was involved in a conjugal relationship with another woman.
Making the Most of the New Illinois Perpetuities Statute By Richard A. Campbell and Christopher D. Dwyer November 1999 Article, Page 594 Illinois' 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.
Managed Care Community Networks June 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 304 On March 26, 1999 the Illinois Department of Public Aid adopted emergency amendments to section 143. 89 Ill Adm Code 143.
Managed Care Reform and Patient Rights Act: Implications for Patients, Providers, and Plans By Steven F. Banghart, Keith E. Emmons, Daniel H. Melvin, and Mark E. Rust December 1999 Article, Page 640 The authors review the highlights of this new law, which limits the power of managed care organizations and expands the rights of patients.
Maximizing Damages in Soft-Tissue Injury Cases By Jeffrey J. Knoll July 1999 Article, Page 378 Proving damages in soft-tissue cases can be difficult. This article offers tips.
Modification of state’s placement of children and subsequent visitation rights December 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 636 On October 20, 1999, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services adopted amendments to section 301 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 301.
Modifying Contract Disclaimers in Employee Handbooks After Doyle v Holy Cross Hospital By J. Stuart Garbutt and Joseph M. Friedman November 1999 Article, Page 580 The Illinois Supreme Court ruled last year that merely allowing employees to continue work may not constitute consideration for unilateral modifications of employee handbooks. Here's how to deal with Doyle.
Monitoring E-mail in the Workplace: Employee Privacy and Employer Liability By Patrice S. Arend and Kathleen M. Holper June 1999 Article, Page 314 A look at issues that arise when employers monitor employee e-mail, and suggestions for developing a workplace e-mail policy.
The New Legal Landscape for Workplace Sexual Harassment By Allison Despard August 1999 Article, Page 422 A review of recent law, with a focus on employer liability for supervisors' sexually harassing conduct.
New State Food Program for Immigrants April 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 190 On February 1, 1999, the Department of Human Services adopted a new subsection under section 121. 89 Ill Adm Code 121.
New Tax Regulations March 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 130 On December 21, 1998, the Department of Insurance enacted various new regulations specifying the calculation and applicability of certain taxes to insurance companies in Illinois.