Payne v. Hall

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2013 IL App (1st) 113519
Decision Date: 
March 22, 2013
District: 
1st Dist.
Division/County: 
Cook Co., 5th Div.
Justice: 
HOWSE
Holding: 
Affirmed; contempt order vacated.
Court found CTA bus operator in "friendly" civil contempt per Supreme Court Rule 304(b)(5), after court denied his motion for protective order to exclude the use of videos and photos, taken during and after fatal pedestrian accident,in his deposition and trial testimony, contending that this would exacerbate his PTSD. Court properly denied motion, as it would unfairly deprive Plaintiff of opportunity to impeach bus operator if his testimony varied from events depicted in images. (McBRIDE and PALMER, concurring.)