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Section Newsletter Articles on Arthur v. Catour

The progeny of Arthur v. Catour By James K. Theisen Tort Law, May 2009 How much can a plaintiff be awarded for medical bills if the plaintiff’s health insurance pays the medical bills at a discounted rate? Should the plaintiff receive an award for the full amount or just the discounted amount? How much can a plaintiff be awarded for medical expenses provided free of charge? These questions are answered by the collateral source rule.
Wills v. Foster and the “reasonable value” approach to the collateral source rule By Mark Rouleau and Ehsan Eftekhari Civil Practice and Procedure, August 2008 The collateral source rule has been the subject of numerous appellate cases in Illinois in the last several years, recently culminating in the unanimous Illinois Supreme Court decision of Wills v. Foster, Docket No. 140538, 2008 WL 2446696 (June 19, 2008), written by Chief Justice Thomas. 
Letter to the editor Bench and Bar, December 2005 A letter from a reader regarding the impacts of the Arthur v. Catour decision.
The effect of Arthur v. Catour: A trial judge’s perspective By Hon. Jennifer Duncan-Brice Bench and Bar, November 2005 There are competing interests in the law when it comes to medical bills.
The effect of Arthur v. Catour: the defense perspective By Robert T. Park Bench and Bar, November 2005 A frequently recurring issue in personal injury cases is what to do about the gap between the amount billed for medical treatment and the amount actually paid.
The effect of Arthur v. Catour: the plaintiff’s perspective By Robert A. Clifford Bench and Bar, November 2005 Under Illinois law, a plaintiff’s damages include the medical bills that accompanied his or her injury.
Has the Supreme Court changed trial practice? The effect of Arthur v. Catour Bench and Bar, November 2005 In July, the Illinois Supreme Court decided Arthur v. Catour, 216 Ill.2d 72, 933 N.E.2d 847 (2005).