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“Compensatory damages” in section 9-102 of the Tort Immunity Act does not include attorney fees against municipalities

April
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 170
On February 16, 2001, the Illinois Supreme Court responded to the question of whether § 9-102 of the Illinois Tort Immunity Act permits the recovery of attorney fees against municipalities within its definition of compensatory damages.

A Conflicts Primer for General Practitioners

By Karrieann Couture Kroeger
April
2001
Article
Page 199
Common conflicts and how to avoid them.

Considerations for adoptive placements

November
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 568
On September 14, 2001, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (department) adopted amendments to sections 309 and 315 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 309 and 315.

The Contact-Sports Exception Under Illinois Tort Law

By Bradley C. Nahrstadt and Matthew D. Kuehl
December
2001
Article
Page 640
Voluntary participants in contact sports aren't liable for injuries caused by their negligence;when the exception applies.

Contractor or Employee: Be Sure to Get It Right

By Paul Sullivan
March
2001
Column
Page 149
You risk financial penalty if you treat an employee as an independent contractor.

Convicted felons would have to give up weapons and FOID cards under proposed legislation; S.B. 1065

July
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 342
The General Assembly approved a new gun control measure that would require convicted felons to surrender their guns and Firearm Ownership Identification Cards before going to prison.

Copy caps

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
October
2001
LawPulse
Page 510
A new statute limits copy charges for patient records.

Correspondence from Our Readers

December
2001
Column
Page 614
Direct questioning by lawyers; the way it used to be.

Correspondence from Our Readers

October
2001
Column
Page 506
Moorman memories.  

Correspondence from Our Readers

September
2001
Column
Page 446
In defense of the common fund doctrine.

Correspondence from Our Readers

August
2001
Column
Page 390
Are we "title agents practicing law"?

Correspondence from Our Readers

July
2001
Column
Page 334
Infertility treatments and self-insured employers.

Correspondence from Our Readers

June
2001
Column
Page 278
Real-estate practice: too little fruit, too much labor?

Correspondence from Our Readers

May
2001
Column
Page 222
The meaning of Phar-Mor    

Correspondence from Our Readers

April
2001
Column
Page 162
Helping property taxpayers with reductions: not necessarily UPL?

Correspondence from Our Readers

March
2001
Column
Page 110
Rule 213 not the answer.

Correspondence from Our Readers

February
2001
Column
Page 54
Credibility gap.

Correspondence from Our Readers

January
2001
Column
Page 6
The Bluebook and Supreme Court Rule 6; you can't follow both.

Court declines to impose social-host liability for alcohol-related death

June
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 286
On March 30, 2001, the Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, affirmed the lower court's finding that alcohol-related liability, including social-host liability, has been preempted by the passage of the Dramshop Act.

Courts may notify schools and day-cares of orders of protection for children; P.A. 92-090

September
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 454
In July, Gov. Ryan signed legislation authorizing courts to notify schools (including public and private schools and colleges and universities) and day-care facilities if a child is the subject of an order of protection.

Crackdown on abuse of handicapped-parking placards; H.B. 846

August
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 398
The General Assembly approved a measure to decrease abuse of handicapped-parking placards. The measure would narrow the definition of "person with disabilities."

Criminal Accountability and “Mere Presence” in Illinois

By Brendan Max
May
2001
Article
Page 248
A look at the many recent cases where convictions based on accountability were reversed by a reviewing court.

Criminal records

December
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 624
On October 1, 2001, the Illinois Department of State Police (department) adopted a new Part to section 1210 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 20 Ill Adm Code 1210.

Damaging property gets more expensive for offenders - P.A. 91-931

February
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 60
Persons who damage or deface property may now face stiffer penalties as a result of a new Illinois law.

The De Minimus Rule for Premises-Liability Cases

By Timothy J. Harris
September
2001
Article
Page 485
The rule protecting property owners is being limited by exceptions.

Default and foreclosure rates on conventional loans

March
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 116
On December 15, 2000, the Illinois Office of Banks and Real Estate (OBRE) adopted emergency rules and amendments to sections 345, 1000, and 1050 of the Illinois Administrative Code.

Defeating a Post-Deposition Affidavit

By John M. McGarry
April
2001
Article
Page 203
How to defeat a post-deposition affidavit that comes in response to a motion for summary judgment.

Defendant not required to pay costs of evidence deposition for physician who was unavailable to testify at trial or witness fees for medical professionals

August
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 398
On June 8, 2001, the Appellate Court of Illinois, Second District, reversed an award of certain costs against the defendant, Robert P. McMillan.

Defending Transportation Cases: A Pretrial Preparation Primer

By James F. McCluskey and E. Angelo Spyratos
January
2001
Article
Page 41
Defense lawyers: think "trial" the minute you get a case.

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