Articles From Judge Brian McKillip, (ret.)

Illinois Supreme Court Case Report By Hon. Brian McKillip, (ret.) Civil Practice and Procedure, November 2021 Summaries of recent Illinois Supreme Court cases.
A Litigant’s Absolute Right to a Substitution of Judge: ‘Test the Waters’ Doctrine Abolished By Judge Brian McKillip, (ret.) Civil Practice and Procedure, July 2021 In Palos Community Hospital v. Humana Insurance Company, the Illinois Supreme Court dealt a fatal blow to a doctrine that had clouded the issue of a litigant’s absolute right to a substitution of judge in a civil action.

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