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Articles From Hon. Barbara A. McDonald

The Top 10 Ways to Avoid Losing a Motion for Summary Judgment

By Hon. Barbara A. McDonald
March
2004
Article
Page 128
Learn how to improve your odds of winning a summary judgment motion or, as a nonmovant, how to spot flaws in your adversary's argument.

Striking the Right Balance: New Supreme Court Rule 213

By Hon. Barbara A. McDonald
August
2002
Article
Page 406
While not perfect, the newly amended version of Rule 213 should require adequate disclosure while reducing hypertechnical motions.

Rule 213(g): The “Solution” to Rule 220 Creates New Problems

By Hon. Barbara A. McDonald
February
2001
Article
Page 80
Last month's IBJ focused on the practical implications of Rule 213(g); this month's article undertakes a thorough analysis and offers recommendations for improvement.

“Same Part of the Body Rule” Revised: Admissibility of Prior Injuries in PI Cases

By Hon. Barbara A. McDonald
August
1999
Article
Page 414
A critical look at recent cases modifying the rule that allows admission of prior injuries to the same part of the plaintiff's body.

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