Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

May 2004Volume 92Number 5Pages 225-276

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Practice News

Illinois Law Update

"Reasonable" contact provision that restrains trade not void; background checks required for euthanasia techs; Department of Insurance simplifies regs; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.


Tort / Civil Practice | By
Jill E. Adams
In Dawdy, the court ruled that a "forum shopping" paintiff deserves little deference. Will the decision lead to a rise in forum non conveniens litigation?
Labor and Employment | By
Michael K. Fridkin
Despite a Supreme Court decision restricting their remedies under the NLRA, undocumented workers can still get relief under other employment laws, this author opines.
Statutory Interpretation | By
Robert C. Feldmeier
For the third time in 10 years, the Illinois Supreme Court has changed the rule governing when statutes apply to events and litigation that predate their enactment.
Creditor’s Rights | By
Bruce C. Scalambrino
Here's how to look out for creditors' interests in a common law "ABC."
Real Estate / Tort | By
Michael G. Cortina
The author argues that mechanics-lien filers are protected from slander of title claims by the privilege for statements made during litigation.


President’s Page | By
Terrence J. Lavin
As your ISBA president, I have been traveling the state speaking to lawyers about the pleasures and the pitfalls of practicing law in Illinois.
Legal Communication | By
T. Evan Schaeffer
Don't know about the great legal Weblogs out there? Don't know what a Weblog is? It's time you learned. You might decide to be a blogger yourself one day.
Finding Illinois Law | By
Phill Johnson
Here's review of the first new Illinois legal research tome in well over a decade.