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Res Judicata Part II: Always Read What the Order Says (and Doesn't Say)

In its second opinion of the day on the doctrine of res judicata, a unanimous Illinois Supreme Court has affirmed the First District, Fifth Division’s decision in Hernandez v. Pritikin. A detailed discussion of the underlying...more

Conceding a Battle But Winning the War?

Yesterday, the Illinois Supreme Court posted its docket for the upcoming September term. Today, we begin a series of previews of civil cases scheduled to be argued this term, starting with the first civil argument on the...more

The Impact of State Laws Limiting Malpractice Awards on the Geographic Distribution of Physicians

This study examines the impact of State legislation that caps damage awards in malpractice cases on decisions of physicians about where to practice medicine. Twenty-four States now have laws that limit damage payments in...more

THE ROLE OF THE LEGAL NURSE IN CIVIL CASES: WITH A CASE EXAMPLE

This article explains the role of the often overlooked and underused resource of the legal nurse, who can crystallize any medical-legal related issues. A case example is used to show how attorney's can benefit from this...more

VICARIOUS LIABILITY

This article discusses how employers such as Hospitals can be vicariously liable for the torts of their employees, particularly doctors, nurses and other ancillary services that are committed during the course of employment....more

Patient Advocate a Necessity If You Are Hospitalized

Most injured workers who call me for advice are frustrated with poor medical care or problems obtaining good care as a result of insurance issues. Making sure that injured workers get the best possible medical care is what I...more

Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation Round Up - May 26, 2011

Here’s what other personal injury and workers’ compensation lawyers have been talking about over the past few weeks: Are Congress’s Med Mal Reform Efforts Unconstitutional? (TortsProfBlog) North Carolina Proposes to...more

Extraordinary Writs Newsletter, Vol. 1, Issue 1

Extraordinary Writs is a newsletter published by Jordan Coyne & Savits LLP covering recent developments concerning civil litigation defense in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia....more

Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation Round Up

Here’s what other personal injury and workers’ compensation lawyers have been talking about over the past few weeks: Truck Driver Has A Duty Not To Park Along Roadside (Day on Torts); Does Michigan have more truck...more

The New World of Work

What are the trends going to be for personnel management in the years to come? From an employment law point of view, how will companies and employees relate to each other in these changing times? These questions were central...more

The Firm Inquiry

The Firm Inquiry is a quarterly publication of Brown & James and offers legal updates, impacts of decisions and news from Missouri, Illinois, Kansas and Arkansas....more

Discussion of the defence of consent within the tort of battery context

“If a person consents to what would otherwise be an unlawful touching, there can be no battery.” The issues which the preceding statement refers to revolve around how the defence of consent operates in the Law of...more

Is it always true that the reasonable person test 'eliminates the personal equation' (Glasgow Corp v Muir, per Lord MacMillan)?

Negligence consists of falling below the standard of care required in the circumstances to protect others from the unreasonable risk of harm. Generally, the law regards this standard of care objectively, demanded by the...more

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