Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

February 2003Volume 91Number 2Pages 49-100

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Practice News

Illinois Law Update

Multiple-murder sentencing statute unconstitutional; legislation allows victims of financial identity theft to sue; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.


Health Law | By
Travis J. Ketterman
In Rush Prudential HMO v Moran, the Court rejected an HMO's attempt to void the Illinois HMO Act based on ERISA preemption.
Tort Law | By
Robert P. Vogt
Some courts say yes, some say no. The author argues that certificates of merit should be required in federal court.
Tort Law | By
Thomas A. Kantas
An FTCA provision limits awards to the amount presented in the claim. This article explains how to get the most for your client.
Ethics/Corporate Law | By
Daniel J. Polatsek
An explanation of how and when the attorney-client privilege protects communications between a corporate client and a third party.
Criminal Law and Procedure | By
David G. Duggan
No, this author says.


President’s Page | By
Loren Golden
I'm reminded of the story of the little boy, Tommy, who was 12 years old and hadn't spoken a word since birth.
Legal Communication | By
Maureen B. Collins
Sexy they're not, but grammatical rules and conventions are too important to ignore.
Malpractice Prevention Update | By
Karen Erger
The damage that drug, alcohol, or otherwise impaired "problem lawyers" do to your firm lingers long after they leave. Here's how to nip problems in the bud, and maybe salvage a career in the bargain.