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Admissibility of Medical Bills into Evidence

With medical bills getting more and more expensive, it seems that people will fight more about whether or not medical bills are reasonable and necessary. In Illinois, for a party to introduced bills into evidence, they are required to prove that the bills are reasonable, necessary, and related. Usually, by the end of the case the defense has agreed to stipulate to allow the medical bills into evidence. Plaintiffs often use requests to admit in an attempt to get the defense to agree to allow the bills into evidence. Typically, the defense will refuse to admit the pills are reasonable      Read more…

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Fewer jury trials? Why you might want to take notice

Perry Mason bringing the bad guy to justice in the courtroom. Twelve Angry Men. The OJ Simpson “if it doesn’t fit, you must acquit” murder trial. Think you know trials? You might be surprised to know that, contrary to media depictions and public perception, actual jury trials have become uncommon over the past quarter century. What does that mean for the average person who rarely sees the inside of a courtroom and only consults an attorney when something unexpected and generally negative happens in their lives? This blog post is based on a 2014 article by Marc Galanter & Angela      Read more…