In the August 8, 2012 edition of The Bottom Line, his monthly column for The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin on trends in Illinois litigation, John Fitzgerald discussed a recent Illinois Appellate Court decision which affirmed the circuit court’s finding that an expert was not qualified to testify on the standard of care within a certain profession, on the basis that the expert received a relevant professional certification after the occurrence on which the lawsuit was based. In his column, Fitzgerald explained that this decision offers a clear lesson to Illinois litigators concerning a potential basis for barring an expert witness.

Here is Fitzgerald’s August 8, 2012 article.