Monthly Archive: July 2013

Jul
29

FMLA Protections Expanded for Military Families

Posted in Employment

The U.S. Department of Labor recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Family and Medical Leave Act by issuing a final rule implementing important expansions of FMLA protections. One expansion provides families of eligible veterans with the same job-protected FMLA leave...

Jul
28

Arbitrary Limits on Expert Cross Examination Prejudices the Truth Seeking Process

Illinois has long permitted attorneys to cross examine an expert and probe bias, partisanship and financial interest. A recent Appellate Court decision from the Fourth District has on its face attempted to limit the extent to which an expert can be cross examined regarding his income from expert...

Jul
28

Judicial Estoppel: A Lethal Defense

Posted in Civil Procedure

A good defense lawyer is always on the look out for an extra tool to place in his or her tool kit for getting a case dismissed with prejudice in a straightforward fashion with little expense to the client. The problem is that most defense lawyers are so entrenched in the merits of the case that...

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