The newsletter of the ISBA’s Section on Tort Law
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The first article in this edition is by Timothy J. Cavanagh of Lloyd & Cavanagh in Chicago. Mr. Cavanagh examines the United States Supreme Court's decision in Norfolk Southern Railway Company v. Shanklin.
This issue begins with a letter to the editor from Curt N. Rodin regarding Judge Barbara McDonald's article "Is Aggravation of a Pre-existing Condition a Separate Element of Damage?"
Our first article is written by the Honorable Barbara A. McDonald of the Circuit Court of Cook County.
This is a special edition of Tort Trends devoted solely to the subject of HMO liability.
Our first article is written by Scott D. Lane and Joseph M. Dooley from Lane & Lane in Chicago.
HMO liability and the fiduciary duty of physicians
There has been a flurry of recent decisions by the appellate courts involving important issues relating to health maintenance organizations (HMOs) and the physicians who treat patients in HMOs in which the physicians have an ownership interest.
Letter to the editor
Judge Barbara McDonald takes the IPI Committee to task for inclusion of IPI 30.03 as a separate element of damage.
Proof future lost earnings
Plaintiffs' lawyers are often faced with the dilemma of whether they have a sustainable case for future lost earnings.
Using focus groups to prepare for trial
A focus group is typically composed of twelve individuals who are brought together for two to four hours to watch a short presentation of the case and discuss the various issues raised.