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In This Issue…
- Willis R. Tribler
Remembering Bill, who passed away earlier this month at age 82.
- The Petrillo doctrine examined
In McChristian v. Brink, the Appellate Court for the First District, in a case of first impression, applied the Petrillo doctrine to a unique set of facts: where the defendant medical corporation designated a member of the corporation who was also one of plaintiff’s treating doctors as an expert witness on liability, damages and causation.
- A jury of 12 (Not 6), as heretofore enjoyed: The Illinois Supreme Court strikes down Public Act 98-1132
The Illinois statute limiting the size of a civil jury to six persons is unconstitutional.
- People v. Jones: Prejudicial remarks in a criminal trial
In People v. Jones, the First District reversed the convictions and ordered a new trial in front of a new judge based on prejudicial comments made by the State and the trial court.
- Fee Petitions: Kaiser and beyond
Any attorney who has sought an award for attorney fees from the circuit court must be aware of the requirements of Kaiser v. MEPC Am. Properties, Inc. However, counsel should also be aware of Aliano v. Sears, Roebuck & Co.
- Recent appointments and retirements
Recent changes to Illinois' Judiciary.
Civil Practice Update - Fall 2019
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