Illinois Bar Journal

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Police officer giving opinion at trial is improper when asked if a crime had been committed

Illinois Law Update
, Page 18
On June 3, 2021, the Second District of the Illinois Appellate Court held that a new trial is warranted because a police officer impermissibly testified to his opinion on whether a crime occurred.

Rule 201(b)(3) expert’s work product is discoverable only upon showing of exceptional circumstances

Illinois Law Update
, Page 14
On Nov. 19, 2020, the Illinois Supreme Court held that a Rule 201(b)(3) nontestifying expert’s identity, opinions, and work product are discoverable only upon a showing of exceptional circumstances in medical malpractice cases.

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