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What’s New in the Workers’ Compensation Reform Act of 2005 By Markham M. Jeep June 2006 Article, Page 298 A petitioners' lawyer looks at "utilization review," increased benefits, and other features of this comprehensive revamp of workers' compensation law and practice.
When supplying a title commitment, title insurers are not liable for economic loss or negligent misrepresentation April 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 174 On January 20, 2006, the Illinois Supreme Court affirmed the decision of both the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, and the Circuit Court of Cook County, granting the defendant's motion to dismiss with prejudice.
When the doctor is the patient - and a med-mal defendant By Helen W. Gunnarsson August 2006 Lawpulse, Page 398 Should a defendant-doctor's medical records be available to a plaintiff who alleges that the doctor's poor health caused him to deliver substandard care?
When Wards Leave the State, Will Their Guardians’ Authority Be Recognized? By Anthony E. Rothert October 2006 Article, Page 554 If a ward moves or travels to another state, will his or her guardian's power be acknowledged? This article explores this and related questions.
Where Spoliation of Evidence Meets the Duty to Defend By Charles L. Philbrick December 2006 Article, Page 670 A look at the law of spoliation from the insured's perspective.
A will and will substitute may coexist September 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 464 On July 7, 2006, the Illinois Appellate Court, Second District, reversed the decision of the Circuit Court of McHenry County, which relied on extrinsic evidence of a settlor's intent in interpreting and reforming the settlor's trust. 
Winning Tax Exemption for Illinois Nonprofit Nursing Facilities: No Easy Task By Neville M. Bilimoria August 2006 Article, Page 420 A little-known Illinois Supreme Court case makes it much harder for nonprofit nursing homes to get a property tax exemption.
Worker finds light at the end of the carpal tunnel By Helen W. Gunnarsson December 2006 Lawpulse, Page 642 The Illinois Supreme Court rules that for purposes of filing a timely workers' comp claim, the petitioner's carpal tunnel syndrome manifested on the day it was diagnosed, not the day she first experienced pain.
“You Have the Right to Avoid Litigation…” By Hon. Ron Spears August 2006 Column, Page 438 Should judges advise clients of their right to resolve their dispute before trial?