Section Newsletter Articles on Arthur v. Catour
The progeny of Arthur v. Catour
, May 2009
How much can a plaintiff be awarded for medical bills if the plaintiff’s health insurance pays the medical bills at a discounted rate? Should the plaintiff receive an award for the full amount or just the discounted amount? How much can a plaintiff be awarded for medical expenses provided free of charge? These questions are answered by the collateral source rule.
Wills v. Foster and the “reasonable value” approach to the collateral source rule
Civil Practice and Procedure
, August 2008
The collateral source rule has been the subject of numerous appellate cases in Illinois in the last several years, recently culminating in the unanimous Illinois Supreme Court decision of Wills v. Foster, Docket No. 140538, 2008 WL 2446696 (June 19, 2008), written by Chief Justice Thomas.