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Illinois Supreme Court Creates New Law And Shows Why It Is Crucial To Argue In The Alternative

January 14, 2021 / Writing and Speaking

by Melinda S. Kollross

In Dameron v. Mercy Hosp., 2020 IL 125219, the Illinois Supreme Court answered a question of first impression regarding discovery in a medical malpractice case. The Court ruled that a party is permitted to redesignate an expert from an Illinois Supreme Court Rule 213(f) controlled expert subject to full disclosure to a Rule 201(b)(3) consultant not subject to full disclosure if done in a reasonable amount of time before trial and where the expert report has not been disclosed.

CM Report of Recent Decisions – 2020 Volume 4

January 13, 2021 / CM Reports

Illinois Supreme Court Creates New Law And Shows Why It Is Crucial To Argue In The Alternative

In Dameron v. Mercy Hosp., 2020 IL 125219, the Illinois Supreme Court answered a question of first impression regarding discovery in a medical malpractice case.

Out on a Limb: Ditching Collectability in Legal Malpractice Actions

January 11, 2021 / Writing and Speaking

by Paul V. Esposito

No one should be surprised to learn that lawyers tend to disagree. Put two or three together, and any hopes of unanimity fade. It doesn’t change when they become judges.

No Business Loss Coverage Because of Pandemic Closures

December 16, 2020 / Writing and Speaking

By Don R. Sampen, published, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, December 15, 2020

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois recently held that business interruption insurance coverage under an “all risk” policy issued to a Chicago tavern did not provide coverage for loss of business due to an order by the governor of Illinois closing “non-essential businesses” during the COVID-19 global pandemic.

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