Publications

Articles on Attorney Fees

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie C. McGrath
April
2001
Column
Page 166
Police can keep suspects out of their own homes; adoption by one spouse only; arbitration clauses and fee agreements; and more.

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie C. McGrath
January
2001
Column
Page 10
Standard of review for fee suits; U.S. Supremes just say no to drug-sniffing dogs at checkpoints; employee claims rejected by 7CA; and more.

Correspondence from Our Readers

December
2000
Column
Page 678
Civility, please.

Allerton House Conference 2000: MDPs and the Legal Profession

By Elizabeth Ellis
November
2000
Article
Page 628
A review of MDP through a report of this year's Allerton House Conference proceedings.

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie C. McGrath
November
2000
Column
Page 620
A lower burden of proof for consumer fraud? Arbitration-award rejection—can secretaries sign after all? and more.

Recovering Costs in Illinois Civil Actions

By Matthew R. Henderson and Andrew R. Schwartz
September
2000
Article
Page 504
A review of the authority for recovery of costs; the authors argue for a less restrictive rule.

Appellate Review in Domestic Relations Cases: The Elusive Final and Appealable Order

By Gunnar J. Gitlin and Chris S. Haaff
August
2000
Article
Page 444
A review of the cases that have diminished appellate courts' power to review domestic relations cases.

Attorneys can receive reimbursement for their fees either under the provisions of the Workers’ Compensation Act or based on a private arrangement with the client

July
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 380
On May 18, 2000, the Illinois Supreme Court reversed the appellate court and held that section 5(b) of the Workers' Compensation Act permitted an attorney to recover his attorney fees only as delineated in the Act and not in conjunction with a private fee arrangement.

Balancing the Tripartite Relationship between Defendant, Defense Counsel, and Insurer

By David H. Anderson
July
2000
Article
Page 384
A review of issues important both to defense lawyers and counsel for the insured.

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie C. McGrath
July
2000
Column
Page 378
Grandparents lose at High Court—but how much? HMOs lose in one high court, win in another; and more.

An Overview of Illinois Nursing Home Litigation

By Stephen C. Buser and Harriet H. Hamilton
June
2000
Article
Page 316
A practice-oriented review of Illinois and federal statutes and cases governing nursing home lawsuits.

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Mark S. Mathewson
April
2000
Column
Page 192
What hath Tosado wrought? What do jurors think? Granny gives a gift; and more.

Correspondence from Our Readers

March
2000
Column
Page 118
Avoiding SSA withholding

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie C. McGrath
March
2000
Column
Page 124
Public defenders and legal malpractice; lawyers can commit UPL; and more.

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie McGrath
February
2000
Column
Page 62
Banks and title insurance; fees for foiled FOIA requests; crafting affirmative action plans; and more.

Bringing an ERISA Claim: A Step-by-Step Guide

By Mark D. DeBofsky
January
2000
Article
Page 20
A practice-oriented review of one of the most important, but least understood, federal laws.

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie McGrath
January
2000
Column
Page 10
Losing the right to a jury trial — is it malpractice?

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie McGrath
May
1999
Column
Page 238
The high court revisits the single-subject rule.

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie McGrath
March
1999
Column
Page 126
The "Frye plus reliability'' standard.

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie McGrath
February
1999
Column
Page 70
No retaliatory discharge claims for whistle-blowing lawyers...

The Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act does not apply to claims of excessive attorneys fees

January
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 13
On October 22, 1998, the Illinois Supreme Court reversed the appellate court's holding that the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act applied to the commercial aspects of a law practice, including billing for legal services.

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie McGrath
January
1999
Column
Page 10
ADA plaintiffs must be accommodating.

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie McGrath
December
1998
Column
Page 658
RICO and privacy and fraud (and family law), oh my!

Punitive Damages Under the Illinois Sales Representative Act

By Leonard A. Nelson
November
1998
Article
Page 622
Courts have misconstrued the ISRA to plaintiffs' detriment, this author argues.

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