Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

June 2009Volume 97Number 6Pages 269-319

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Practice News

Illinois Law Update

Amendments to DUI statute should be harmonized; Illinois Redeploy Program amended; rules implementing Illinois Community Care Program revised; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.


Law and Technology | By
Helen W. Gunnarsson
Are you Linkedin? Facebooking? Tweeting? Or still figuring out what it's all about and why you should care? Here's a lawyer's guide to social networking.
Tort Law | By
David E. Mueller
Jennier L. Wolf
The Illinois Supreme Court held in Ready that settling defendants are excluded from the joint-and-several-liability equation, leaving nonsettling defendants at risk of higher payout.
Tort Law | By
James W. Davidson
Is recovery for legal malpractice barred if the plantiff-client is more than 50 percent to blame? Here's the case for and against.
Employment Law | By
Kevin Bennardo
This article reviews the applicable laws - including the Ledbetter Act - and Illinois-based cases.
Contracts | By
Joseph Siprut
The first district found for Micheal Jordan against his former mistress in a case that, while interesting, includes a troubling analysis of the mutual-mistake doctrine you should know about.


We're flattered that authors Koenig and Hyde ("Be Careful What You Wish For: Analyzing the Five Wishes Advance Directive," IBJ May 2009) pored over our document, and as would a law student studying a model contract, found areas that might-could-maybe-potentially become a problem.
President’s Page | By
Jack C. Carey
A look back at the presidential year.
Business Law | By
Stephen Proctor
One should be ignored. The other must be reviewed and answered carefully.
Civil Practice | By
Professor Jeffrey A. Parness
Illinois judges should be free to impose sanctions for misconduct after final judgement and on behalf of nonparties if the facts warrant.
Loss Prevention | By
Karen Erger
The tenets of spycraft ("never go against your gut") make pretty good rules for recent admittees.