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“Compensatory damages” in section 9-102 of the Tort Immunity Act does not include attorney fees against municipalities April 2001 Illinois Law Update, Page 170 On February 16, 2001, the Illinois Supreme Court responded to the question of whether § 9-102 of the Illinois Tort Immunity Act permits the recovery of attorney fees against municipalities within its definition of compensatory damages.
A Conflicts Primer for General Practitioners By Karrieann Couture Kroeger April 2001 Article, Page 199 Common conflicts and how to avoid them.
Considerations for adoptive placements November 2001 Illinois Law Update, Page 568 On September 14, 2001, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (department) adopted amendments to sections 309 and 315 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 309 and 315.
The Contact-Sports Exception Under Illinois Tort Law By Bradley C. Nahrstadt and Matthew D. Kuehl December 2001 Article, Page 640 Voluntary participants in contact sports aren't liable for injuries caused by their negligence;when the exception applies.
Contractor or Employee: Be Sure to Get It Right By Paul Sullivan March 2001 Column, Page 149 You risk financial penalty if you treat an employee as an independent contractor.
Convicted felons would have to give up weapons and FOID cards under proposed legislation; S.B. 1065 July 2001 Illinois Law Update, Page 342 The General Assembly approved a new gun control measure that would require convicted felons to surrender their guns and Firearm Ownership Identification Cards before going to prison.
Copy caps By Helen W. Gunnarsson October 2001 Lawpulse, Page 510 A new statute limits copy charges for patient records.
Correspondence from Our Readers December 2001 Column, Page 614 Direct questioning by lawyers; the way it used to be.
Correspondence from Our Readers October 2001 Column, Page 506 Moorman memories.  
Correspondence from Our Readers September 2001 Column, Page 446 In defense of the common fund doctrine.
Correspondence from Our Readers August 2001 Column, Page 390 Are we "title agents practicing law"?
Correspondence from Our Readers July 2001 Column, Page 334 Infertility treatments and self-insured employers.
Correspondence from Our Readers June 2001 Column, Page 278 Real-estate practice: too little fruit, too much labor?
Correspondence from Our Readers May 2001 Column, Page 222 The meaning of Phar-Mor    
Correspondence from Our Readers April 2001 Column, Page 162 Helping property taxpayers with reductions: not necessarily UPL?
Correspondence from Our Readers March 2001 Column, Page 110 Rule 213 not the answer.
Correspondence from Our Readers February 2001 Column, Page 54 Credibility gap.
Correspondence from Our Readers January 2001 Column, Page 6 The Bluebook and Supreme Court Rule 6; you can't follow both.
Court declines to impose social-host liability for alcohol-related death June 2001 Illinois Law Update, Page 286 On March 30, 2001, the Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, affirmed the lower court's finding that alcohol-related liability, including social-host liability, has been preempted by the passage of the Dramshop Act.
Courts may notify schools and day-cares of orders of protection for children; P.A. 92-090 September 2001 Illinois Law Update, Page 454 In July, Gov. Ryan signed legislation authorizing courts to notify schools (including public and private schools and colleges and universities) and day-care facilities if a child is the subject of an order of protection.
Crackdown on abuse of handicapped-parking placards; H.B. 846 August 2001 Illinois Law Update, Page 398 The General Assembly approved a measure to decrease abuse of handicapped-parking placards. The measure would narrow the definition of "person with disabilities."
Creation of the Career Criminal Justice Attorney Retention Act; H.B. 3563 June 2001 Illinois Law Update, Page 286 The Career Criminal Justice Attorney Retention Act would provide annual education expenses stipends to eligible assistant state's attorneys, assistant public defenders, assistant appellate defenders, assistant appellate prosecutors, nonsupervisory legal aid attorneys, and assistant attorneys general.
Criminal Accountability and “Mere Presence” in Illinois By Brendan Max May 2001 Article, Page 248 A look at the many recent cases where convictions based on accountability were reversed by a reviewing court.
Criminal records December 2001 Illinois Law Update, Page 624 On October 1, 2001, the Illinois Department of State Police (department) adopted a new Part to section 1210 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 20 Ill Adm Code 1210.
Damaging property gets more expensive for offenders - P.A. 91-931 February 2001 Illinois Law Update, Page 60 Persons who damage or deface property may now face stiffer penalties as a result of a new Illinois law.
The De Minimus Rule for Premises-Liability Cases By Timothy J. Harris September 2001 Article, Page 485 The rule protecting property owners is being limited by exceptions.
Default and foreclosure rates on conventional loans March 2001 Illinois Law Update, Page 116 On December 15, 2000, the Illinois Office of Banks and Real Estate (OBRE) adopted emergency rules and amendments to sections 345, 1000, and 1050 of the Illinois Administrative Code.
Defeating a Post-Deposition Affidavit By John M. McGarry April 2001 Article, Page 203 How to defeat a post-deposition affidavit that comes in response to a motion for summary judgment.
Defendant not required to pay costs of evidence deposition for physician who was unavailable to testify at trial or witness fees for medical professionals August 2001 Illinois Law Update, Page 398 On June 8, 2001, the Appellate Court of Illinois, Second District, reversed an award of certain costs against the defendant, Robert P. McMillan.
Defending Transportation Cases: A Pretrial Preparation Primer By James F. McCluskey and E. Angelo Spyratos January 2001 Article, Page 41 Defense lawyers: think "trial" the minute you get a case.