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Union Docs: The AMA, the HMOs, and Physicians’ Rights to Collectively Bargain

By Todd A. Lyon
March
2001
Article
Page 138
Can new labor organizations created by the AMA strengthen the hand of doctors and patients in the face of growing HMO power?.

Using Federal Rule 68 to Spur Settlement

By Ian H. Fisher
March
2001
Article
Page 143
Rule 68 can require plaintiffs to pay defendants' costs for refusing a judgment offer.

Vehicular noise statute constitutional once again; P.A. 91-919

January
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 14
Drivers operating amplified stereo systems that can be heard for more than 75 feet outside the vehicle are once again subject to punishment by state law.

Verbs Are It

By Sue Liemer
March
2001
Column
Page 151
Want to improve your writing in a hurry? Go heavy on the verbs, easy on the nouns.

Veterans home charges

September
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 454
On June 29, 2001, the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs adopted amendments to section 108 of the Illinois Administrative Code.

Violations of the constitutional right to a speedy trial, reviewed de novo, are decided by balancing the length of delay, reasons for delay, defendant’s assertion of the right, and the resulting prejudice

March
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 116
On January 19, 2001, the Illinois Supreme Court reversed the appellate court's finding that the defendant, Anthony Crane, had his constitutional right to a speedy trial violated.

Void-for-vagueness doctrine applied in adoptions context; section 1(D)(h) of the Adoption Act permitting termination of parental rights found unconstitutionally vague

July
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 342
On April 13, 2001, the Appellate Court of Illinois, Fourth District, applied the void-for-vagueness doctrine to a constitutional analysis of section 1(D)(h) of the Adoption Act, 750 ILCS 50/1 (D)(h).

Voir Dire: Do Parties Have an Absolute Right to Directly Question Prospective Jurors?

By Scott D. Lane
October
2001
Article
Page 535
In first district civil cases, the answer is yes -- as long as the questioning is "reasonable."

When Bad Fences Make Litigious Neighbors: The Illinois Fence Act

By Jeffrey A. Mollet
August
2001
Article
Page 429
When the boundary fence can't contain the cows, who has to pay to fix it?

When direct evidence of discriminatory intent in denying job training is present, plaintiff need not show that the denial was materially adverse to employment

October
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 516
On July 3, 2001, the seventh circuit court of appeals affirmed in part and vacated in part the lower court's grant of summary judgment to the defendant, Caterpillar, Inc.

Where there is no allegation of unfitness, the statutory provision allowing grandparent visitation interferes with a mother’s fundamental right to make decisions about the care and custody of her children

September
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 454
On July 6, 2001, the Appellate Court of Illinois, Third District, reversed the lower court's order awarding grandparent visitation to Brent and Rita Langman, the paternal grandparents of children whose father had died while married to their mother, Amy Langman.

Writing as Art

By Maureen B. Collins
April
2001
Column
Page 207
Some writing has special power; the power to move people. And isn't that what lawyers aspire to do?

Writing Like a Lawyer Means Thinking Like a Lawyer

By Maureen B. Collins
September
2001
Column
Page 493
A new book makes legal analysis as simple as one-two-three.

Writing That Stirred Your Souls

By Maureen B. Collins
July
2001
Column
Page 377
We asked you, Gentle Readers, to send us writing that moved you. Here are excerpts from your responses.

A Year-End Accounting

By Herb Franks
June
2001
Column
Page 280
The end of the year is a time for an accounting ; what happened that is good, what happened that is not so good.

Your Computer Can Help Analyze Your Case

By Todd Flaming
February
2001
Column
Page 97
Software; especially a program called "CaseMap"; can help you see the relationships between the facts, people, events, and issues in your case.

Your Court Documents Filed Under Seal: Will They Stay Confidential?

By William F. Zieske
November
2001
Article
Page 572
The northern district adopted a policy that could cause public disclosure of sealed documents; will other courts follow suit?

Your Office on the Web

By Todd Flaming
June
2001
Column
Page 319
Applications service providers, or ASPs, rent computer programs over the Web. They can give you more computing power and flexibility for less money, but beware the risks.

Zero-Tolerance Discipline in Illinois Public Schools

By Scott F. Uhler and David J. Fish
May
2001
Article
Page 256
The legal concerns raised by "one size fits all" disciplinary policies.

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