Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

September 2008Volume 96Number 9Pages 429-484

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Practice News

Illinois Law Update

Traffic stop impermissibly prolonged; Public Utilities Act amended; training in use of radionuclides for medical purposes; and more.

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Judiciary | By
Helen W. Gunnarsson
In Thomas Fitzgerald, the Illinois Supreme Court has a seasoned trial judge at the helm. Here’s an interview with the new chief.
Family Law | By
James H. Feldman
Illinois divorce lawyers typically charge a higher hourly rate for court than for office time. It's time that changed, the author argues
Civil Practice | By
Timothy J. Harris
A look at the governing rules, along with common-sense ways lawyers can keep doctors from charging too much for testifying.
Employment Law | By
Richard J. Gonzalez
More at-will employees who have been misled by employers' oral promises are suing for fraudulent misrepresentation instead of breach of contract.
Tort Law | By
Shane M. Carnine
A recent appellate case arguably changes the requirements for a spoliation claim.


President’s Page | By
Jack C. Carey
Mark your calendar for these ISBA events commemorating Lincoln's 200th birthday.
Finding Illinois Law | By
Tom Gaylord
There's a wealth of legal-ethics information online if you know where to look.
Civil Practice | By
Professor Jeffrey A. Parness
 A majority in Berry found that while the trial court ruled correctly the system failed.
Business Law | By
Lin Hanson
 Dissolving corporations can use this to reduce the period during which they remain liable.