Posts by Ronald Neroda


Seventh Circuit Removes Qualified Immunity Affirmative Defense for Private Medical Providers in Civil Rights Actions

Posted in Healthcare

       Recently, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a district court’s ruling that private medical staff employed to work in a county jail facility were not entitled to invoke the affirmative defense of qualified immunity in response to a Section...


Recent ABA Ethics Opinion Gives Illinois Trial Lawyers Pause when Researching Prospective Jurors Online

Introduction In the 2003 film, Runaway Jury, Gene Hackman plays Rankin Fitch, a jury consultant for gun manufacturer sued by the widow of an office shooting victim. The manufacturer hired Finch to investigate jurors’ backgrounds, ultimately through both legitimate and...