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What’s New in the Workers’ Compensation Reform Act of 2005

By Markham M. Jeep
June
2006
Article
Page 298
A petitioners' lawyer looks at "utilization review," increased benefits, and other features of this comprehensive revamp of workers' compensation law and practice.

When supplying a title commitment, title insurers are not liable for economic loss or negligent misrepresentation

April
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 174
On January 20, 2006, the Illinois Supreme Court affirmed the decision of both the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, and the Circuit Court of Cook County, granting the defendant's motion to dismiss with prejudice.

When the doctor is the patient - and a med-mal defendant

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
August
2006
LawPulse
Page 398
Should a defendant-doctor's medical records be available to a plaintiff who alleges that the doctor's poor health caused him to deliver substandard care?

When Wards Leave the State, Will Their Guardians’ Authority Be Recognized?

By Anthony E. Rothert
October
2006
Article
Page 554
If a ward moves or travels to another state, will his or her guardian's power be acknowledged? This article explores this and related questions.

Where Spoliation of Evidence Meets the Duty to Defend

By Charles L. Philbrick
December
2006
Article
Page 670
A look at the law of spoliation from the insured's perspective.

A will and will substitute may coexist

September
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 464
On July 7, 2006, the Illinois Appellate Court, Second District, reversed the decision of the Circuit Court of McHenry County, which relied on extrinsic evidence of a settlor's intent in interpreting and reforming the settlor's trust. 

Winning Tax Exemption for Illinois Nonprofit Nursing Facilities: No Easy Task

By Neville M. Bilimoria
August
2006
Article
Page 420
A little-known Illinois Supreme Court case makes it much harder for nonprofit nursing homes to get a property tax exemption.

Worker finds light at the end of the carpal tunnel

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
December
2006
LawPulse
Page 642
The Illinois Supreme Court rules that for purposes of filing a timely workers' comp claim, the petitioner's carpal tunnel syndrome manifested on the day it was diagnosed, not the day she first experienced pain.

“You Have the Right to Avoid Litigation…”

By Hon. Ron Spears
August
2006
Column
Page 438
Should judges advise clients of their right to resolve their dispute before trial?

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