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The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie McGrath
November
1999
Column
Page 570
Watch out, HMOs.

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie McGrath
October
1999
Column
Page 514
Insurance policies and the discovery rule; read the fine print.

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie McGrath
September
1999
Column
Page 454
"Same part of the body'' rule update.

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie McGrath
August
1999
Column
Page 402
Breach of fiduciary duty: A new application

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie McGrath
July
1999
Column
Page 348
Different rulings on the same-part-of-the-body rule.

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie McGrath
June
1999
Column
Page 298
Guilty but mentally ill'' passes constitutional muster

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
April
1999
Column
Page 186
Offer, acceptance, consideration, and criminal law.

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 Lawyer’s Journal

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

Lawyers: Healers of Conflict

By Cheryl Niro
July
1999
Column
Page 347
Many years ago I organized the statewide celebration of the Bicentennial of the U.S.

Learn to Be a Lawyer-Entrepreneur

By Paul Sullivan
September
1999
Column
Page 497
Competition is more fierce than ever, clients are more demanding; but you can rise to the challenge if you think like an entrepreneur, not a ``technician.''

Lessons from a Software Conversion

By Todd Flaming
April
1999
Column
Page 221
You finally switched from your familiar word-processing program to that new, improved alternative. So why aren't you happy?

A Level Field for Death Penalty Cases

By Timothy L. Bertschy
April
1999
Column
Page 184
When Illinois re-enacted the death penalty in 1977, the General Assembly and the criminal justice system made a legal and moral commitment to the people of Illinois that, if executions take place in their name, they would be done right.

Lighted head lamps required on every motor vehicle from sunset to sunrise ; P.A. 91-130

December
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 636
Public Act 91-130 amends 625 ILCS 5/12-201 to require all motor vehicles except motorcycles to ''exhibit at least 2 lighted head lamps ... during the period from sunset to sunrise ...''

Linux: The New, Free Kid on the Block

By Todd H. Flaming
February
1999
Column
Page 107
Could the Linux operating system become a serious alternative to Windows? Here's a review.

Litigating Claims Under Lost Insurance Policies in Illinois

By Todd Stewart Schenk
February
1999
Column
Page 102
A how-to guide to lost-policy lawsuits.

Looser standards to receive vocational rehabilitation services

August
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 406
On May 17, 1999, the Illinois Department of Human Services adopted emergency amendments to section 553 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 553.

Maintenance obligation properly terminated because of ex-wife’s conjugal relationship with another woman.

June
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 304
On April 14, 1999, the second district of the Illinois Appellate Court affirmed the trial court's termination of the husband's maintenance, finding that the trial court correctly determined that the wife was involved in a conjugal relationship with another woman.

Making the Most of the New Illinois Perpetuities Statute

By Richard A. Campbell and Christopher D. Dwyer
November
1999
Article
Page 594
Illinois' recently enacted rule-against-perpetuities statute permits estate planners to create perpetual trusts, and that opens new estate-planning possibilities. The authors describe the options.

Managed Care Community Networks

June
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 304
On March 26, 1999 the Illinois Department of Public Aid adopted emergency amendments to section 143. 89 Ill Adm Code 143.

Managed Care Reform and Patient Rights Act: Implications for Patients, Providers, and Plans

By Steven F. Banghart, Keith E. Emmons, Daniel H. Melvin, and Mark E. Rust
December
1999
Article
Page 640
The authors review the highlights of this new law, which limits the power of managed care organizations and expands the rights of patients.

Maximizing Damages in Soft-Tissue Injury Cases

By Jeffrey J. Knoll
July
1999
Article
Page 378
Proving damages in soft-tissue cases can be difficult. This article offers tips.

Modification of state’s placement of children and subsequent visitation rights

December
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 636
On October 20, 1999, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services adopted amendments to section 301 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 301.

Modifying Contract Disclaimers in Employee Handbooks After Doyle v Holy Cross Hospital

By J. Stuart Garbutt and Joseph M. Friedman
November
1999
Article
Page 580
The Illinois Supreme Court ruled last year that merely allowing employees to continue work may not constitute consideration for unilateral modifications of employee handbooks. Here's how to deal with Doyle.

Monitoring E-mail in the Workplace: Employee Privacy and Employer Liability

By Patrice S. Arend and Kathleen M. Holper
June
1999
Article
Page 314
A look at issues that arise when employers monitor employee e-mail, and suggestions for developing a workplace e-mail policy.

The New Legal Landscape for Workplace Sexual Harassment

By Allison Despard
August
1999
Article
Page 422
A review of recent law, with a focus on employer liability for supervisors' sexually harassing conduct.

New State Food Program for Immigrants

April
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 190
On February 1, 1999, the Department of Human Services adopted a new subsection under section 121. 89 Ill Adm Code 121.

New Tax Regulations

March
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 130
On December 21, 1998, the Department of Insurance enacted various new regulations specifying the calculation and applicability of certain taxes to insurance companies in Illinois.

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