Friday, April 6, 2012

Defendants' group cries foul

Defendants' groups and lawyers (especially in medical malpractice cases) love to lobby for the imposition of measures that operate as barriers to plaintiffs' attempts to recover for their injuries - like certificates of merit or early offer requirements.  But when something is proposed to impose new requirements on them, they cry foul!

This was the case recently in Illinois when the Cook County Circuit Court Law Division designed a pilot program that forces defendants to disclose trial experts at the same time as plaintiffs.  Saying no issue “so galvanized” its members, the state’s largest defense bar group protested and called for the program to be dropped.  Go here for more on this story.

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