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February 2014 • Volume 102 • Number 2 • Pages 53–104
Deportation isn't the only important collateral consequence of pleading guilty that looms for Illinois lawyers and their clients. Here's a look at the evolving law.
Res judicata and collateral estoppel can be powerful defenses in litigation malpractice cases, even when the lawyer was not a party to the underlying action. But they aren't without limitations.
Illinois courts have struggled with defining the limits of proximate cause. Multi-car collision cases present an interesting case study of the evolution of proximate cause jurisprudence.
Thanks to ATRA, a married couple with a properly structured estate can pass more than $10 million free of federal estate tax. But beware income and state-estate tax consequences.
The heat of forward motion is making February a warm month at ISBA.
Sometimes judges have to make a lonely stand against the majority.
A recent iteration of the Nigerian email scam offers lessons for lawyers.
Important assets pass outside probate, and lawyers should plan accordingly.