Publications

Articles on Witnesses

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.

Pages

Select a Different Subject