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Supreme court rejects “same part of the body rule” and holds that defendants must present evidence establishing relevance of plaintiff’s prior injury September 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 500 On July 6, 2000, the Illinois Supreme Court affirmed the appellate court's ruling that a defendant who wishes to introduce evidence of a prior injury, whether or not the injury is to the same body part, must introduce evidence establishing the prior injury's relevance.
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie C. McGrath August 2000 Column, Page 434 You still have the right to remain silent; UPL and in-house counsel; and more.
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie C. McGrath July 2000 Column, Page 378 Grandparents lose at High Court—but how much? HMOs lose in one high court, win in another; and more.
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle-Injury Litigation By Thomas M. Harris July 2000 Article, Page 409 Don't treat your motorcycle-injury suit like just another automobile case.
Correspondence from Our Readers May 2000 Column, Page 246 Flood-of-PD-lawsuits prediction all wet?
An Illinois Litigator’s Guide to Finding and Using Experts By Terrence J. Lavin, John L. Nisivaco, and Martin A. Dolan March 2000 Article, Page 168 Experts: should you find one and how?
Life after Daubert and Kumho Tire: An Update on Admissibility of Expert Testimony By Joseph G. Feehan March 2000 Article, Page 134 What influence have these important U.S. Supreme Court opinions had on Illinois law?
Unanswered Questions After Kumho Tire By Joseph F. Madonia and Ian J. McPheron March 2000 Article, Page 139 Another view of Kumho Tire and the new uncertainty about admitting experts.
Correspondence from Our Readers November 1999 Column, Page 566 More on modifying custody
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie McGrath November 1999 Column, Page 570 Watch out, HMOs.
Working with Older Witnesses By Julie A. Braun November 1999 Column, Page 607 Here's how to meet the special needs of older witnesses and help them testify more effectively.
Opinion Witnesses and Disclosure Under “New” Supreme Court Rule 213 By Lara D. Kadlec July 1999 Column, Page 381 Courts have become more reluctant than ever to let parties deviate from the strict disclosure standards of Rule 213.
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie McGrath June 1999 Column, Page 298 Guilty but mentally ill'' passes constitutional muster
Choosing a Forensic Psychologist By Leslie D. Star March 1999 Column, Page 165 Here's how to size up a prospective (or an opponent's) psychologist-expert.
The Scope and Substance of Medical Expert Cross-Examination By John M. Stalmack and Kelly A. Giampa November 1998 Article, Page 612 A comprehensive review of permissible cross-examination of medical experts under Illinois law.