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SIDEBAR – No Chance For A Non-IPI Instruction On The Lost Chance Doctrine In Medical Malpractice Actions After Gretencord-Szobar v. Kokoszka, 2021 IL App (3d) 200015 and Bailey v. Mercy Hospital and Medical Ctr., 2021 IL 126748

January 18, 2022 / CM Reports / Writing and Speaking

by Melinda S. Kollross

In Gretencord-Szobar, 2021 IL App (3d) 200015, this author defended a medical malpractice defense verdict in the Illinois Appellate Court, Third District, against plaintiff’s argument that a new trial should have been ordered because the trial court refused to give a non-IPI jury instruction explaining the lost chance doctrine to the jury.

TransUnion LLC v. Ramirez: SCOTUS Puts A Lid On Class Actions Brought In Federal Court To Merely Redress Statutory Violations Without Class Members Suffering Any Concrete Harm

October 14, 2021 / CM Reports / Writing and Speaking

By Melinda S. Kollross

The United States Supreme Court’s decision in TransUnion LLC v. Ramirez, ___ U.S. ___, 114 S. Ct. 2190 (2021), is significant to the insurance and defense bar as it may represent a formidable obstacle for class action plaintiffs’ lawyers to overcome in bringing statutory private right of actions for damages,

More Tales From The Minefield—Or Why Appellate Counsel Is A Must During Litigation

July 20, 2021 / CM Reports

by Melinda S. Kollross

In this quarter’s Sidebar, we report on two recent federal appellate decisions illustrating the wisdom of employing trained appellate practitioners.

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