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Articles from Illinois Bar Journal (December 1, 2009)

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"Yes" to nonlawyers in Illinois administrative adjudications: in Grafner v Department of Employment Security, the appellate court ruled that nonlawyers could represent an employer in administrative proceedings before the Illinois Department of Employment Security. But how broadly does the ruling apply? Parness, Jeffrey A. 1515
A free hand for police at Illinois traffic stops: in response to direction from the U.S. Supreme Court, the Illinois Supreme Court issued new decisions in Caballes and Harris and partially overruled a previous decision in Gonzalez. As a result, police have more freedom to search and question vehicle occupants at lawful traffic stops. Shumaker, Rob 3970
Bloggers - endorse with care: the FTC has issued new guidelines governing product endorsements by bloggers. Gunnarsson, Helen W. 818
Defendants may owe a duty of care to a child injured on a treadmill. 768
Do-not-resuscitate requirements reformed. PA 096-0765. 136
Failure to provide a sworn statement detailing construction fees does not automatically defeat a breach of contract claim. 880
Firearm owner's ID revoked for subjects of order of protection. PA 096-0701. 268
Illinois adopts new rules governing rehabilitation of juvenile sex offenders. 599
Illinois outlaws DWT (driving while texting): effective January 1, drivers aren't allowed to "compose, send, or read an electronic message." Is PA 96-0130 overregulation or overdue? Gunnarsson, Helen W. 881
Illinois provides catastrophic relief payments to hospitals. 338
Iqbal: a "dangerous" tightening of federal pleading standards? Critics of this game-changing Supreme Court ruling argue that it will deny a day in court to large numbers of deserving litigants. Gunnarsson, Helen W. 882
Just can't wait to get on the road again: with the right technology, you can be as productive when you're traveling as you are in the office. Gunnarsson, Helen W. 3928
Purchasers of mortgaged real estate must give detailed notice to tenants. PA 096-0111. 194
Red flags enforcement delayed - and it might not apply to lawyers: a court has enjoined application of the rule against lawyers, the House has voted to exempt lawyers and others, and the FTC has pushed back enforcement yet again. Gunnarsson, Helen W. 922
Registered nurses allowed to administer anesthesia. 223
Same holiday wishes, new hope. O'Brien, John G. 180
Sex offenders banned from using social networking Web sites. PA 096-0262. 119
Simple answers for construction litigation questions: if you represent contractors and you're struggling to get a grip on indemnity, workers' comp lien, and Kotecki waiver issues, this article is for you. Rubas, Joseph E. 1743
Stalking laws amended. PA 096-0686. 446
Statutory changes ease electronic communication, voting by nonprofits: other changes to the Illinois General Not For Profit Corporation Act reduce restrictions on informal actions by members and provide more specific rules governing a member's right to examine corporate books. Huft, Michael J. 1436
The Illinois QTIP election to the rescue. Kolasa, Robert J. 3925
Use trusts, not wills in most cases. Lind, Cary A. Letter to the editor 397
When can you defend both a corporation and its officers? When corporations and their officers are jointly sued, they often turn to their existing corporate litigation counsel for representation. But clients and attorneys alike should carefully consider whether a conflict of interest precludes joint representation. Miller, Richard L., II; Liebman, Joshua E. 5331
Where there's another will, there may be a way: the failure to contest a will does not always bar an action for intentional interference with an expectancy of inheritance, the supreme court rules. Gunnarsson, Helen W. 854
Your ISBA family invites you to Join an ISBA committee or section. Hassakis, Mark D. 277
Your responsibility for an impaired partner: no, you aren't your partner's keeper. But if he or she is impaired, the Rules of Professional Conduct do compel you to protect your clients and the profession. Erger, Karen 1661

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