Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

March 2011Volume 99Number 3Pages 109-164

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Practice News

Illinois Law Update

Gifts of income subject to Medicaid asset transfer policies; tax credits available under Put Illinois to Work program; changes in Equal Pay in Employment regs; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.


Employment Law / Law Practice Management | By
Helen W. Gunnarsson
Recruiting employees and letting them go are both fraught with legal pitfalls. Here's how you can help your clients and your own firm avoid HR missteps.
Civil Practice | By
Timothy J. Harris
Pre-suit discovery under SCR 224 is a powerful and underused way to identify potential parties, investigate an incident, protect evidence, and avoid secondary spoliation claims.
Real Estate Law / Arbitration | By
Shorge Sato
The Illinois Supreme Court's Carter decision holds that arbitration provisions can trump the statutory right to a jury trial contained in the Forcible Entry and Detainer Act, this author argues.
Intellectual Property | By
John M. Touhy
Lauren R. Noll
Illinois's right of publicity lets people limit the appropriation of their likeness, a power restricted by the First Amendment. Where to draw the line? Here's what courts are doing.
Tort Law | By
Hon. William J. Haddad
Was someone or something other than your client - perhaps someone who isn't a party - the "sole proximate cause" of the plaintiff's injury? Defense lawyers should explore the possibility.


President’s Page | By
Mark D. Hassakis
We continue our look at Illinois lawyers helping to transform our juvenile justice system.
Finding Illinois Law | By
Tom Gaylord
You can use the online CFR to find the very latest regs and the LSA to verify their accuracy.
Business Law | By
Michelle Nijm
Terrence J. McConville
Among other changes, corporate filings now need only be made with the SOS, not with counties.
Civil Practice | By
Professor Jeffrey A. Parness
While Vailas' goal of protecting nonresidents is laudable, the approach it took commands too high a price.