Attacking the Quotient VerdictBy Melissa A. Murphy-Petros and Daniel E. TranenAugust 2009Article, Page 416In a quotient verdict, jurors decide liability or damages by mathematically averaging instead of deliberating. Here s how to prevent and attack them.
The Collateral Source Rule after Wills v FosterBy Jennifer L. Tweeton and Erin N. GrahamApril 2009Article, Page 184A review of the supreme court’s decision in Wills, which allows plaintiffs to recover the “reasonable” (i.e., undiscounted) value of their medical expenses, even if paid by Medicare or some other third party.
Measure of damages to pet may include the cost of veterinary care and treatmentMarch 2009Illinois Law Update, Page 122On December 31, 2008, the Illinois Appellate Court, Fourth District, affirmed the judgment of the Circuit Court of Logan County awarding damages to the plaintiffs for tortious damage to their dog and modifying the damage award to equal the total costs of veterinary care required.
Clarifying the collateral source ruleBy Helen W. GunnarssonAugust 2008Lawpulse, Page 384The supreme court rules that plaintiffs can recover the "reasonable value" of their medical expenses, whether they're paid by Medicare, Medicaid, insurance, or another source.
Collateral source rule and med bills - plaintiff's, defense bar each win oneBy Helen W. GunnarssonJuly 2007Lawpulse, Page 342Two districts of the appellate court construe Arthur v Catour, holding that plaintiffs can recover only what Medicare and Medicaid paid the provider - not the larger, undiscounted amount billed - and allowing a physician's expert testimony that a medical bill was reasonable.
Land Surveyor Liability to Third Parties in IllinoisBy Richard F. BalesMarch 2007Article, Page 136The land surveyor made a mistake - what are the damages? The defenses? Who can recover? This article explores those questions from the plaintiffs' and defense perspectives.
Lawsuit challenges med-mal capsBy Helen W. GunnarssonJanuary 2007Lawpulse, Page 8The suit, filed in Cook County, argues that the statute violates the separation of powers, is impermissible special legislation, and suffers from other constitutional infirmities.