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Civil Discovery Practice 2017 Edition

This handbook details the law and procedure governing civil discovery in Illinois, including the practical application of Illinois discovery rules, quasi-discovery, limitations on discovery, interrogatories, production of documents and tangible things, depositions, motions for physical and mental examinations, and remedies for noncompliance. among other issues.

Pretrial discovery is designed to enhance the truth-seeking process, enable attorneys to better prepare and evaluate cases, eliminate surprises, ensure that judgments rest on the merits and not on the skillful maneuvering of counsel, and expedite the final determination of controversies in accordance with the substantive rights of the parties. This comprehensive treatment of discovery practice in Illinois contains practical tips on making the most of the civil discovery process and effectively preparing for trial. Discussions include the practical application of Illinois discovery rules, quasi-discovery, limitations on discovery, interrogatories, the production of documents and tangible things, oral deposition preparation and deposition taking, interjurisdictional depositions, motions for physical and mental examinations, and remedies for noncompliance. Numerous editable forms are included for use in your own practice.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter 1 — The Practical Application of Illinois Discovery Rules

Thomas A. Demetrio and Susan J. Schwartz, Corboy & Demetrio, and Daniel M. Kotin, Tomasik Kotin Kasserman, LLC, Chicago

Chapter 2 — Quasi-Discovery
Douglas Belofsky, Law Offices of Douglas Belofsky, P.C., Northbrook

Chapter 3 — Limitations on Discovery
Richard L. Miller II, Siprut PC, Chicago

Chapter 4 — Interrogatories
Justin S. Relihan, Nidec Americas Holding Corporation, St. Louis, MO, and Meghan M. Sciortino, Johnson & Bell, Ltd., Chicago

Chapter 5 — Production of Documents and Tangible Things
Jeffrey A. Schulkin, Jeffrey M. Goldberg Law Offices, Chicago

Chapter 6 — Oral Deposition Preparation
Richard L. Miller II, Siprut PC, Chicago

Chapter 7 — Deposition Taking
Richard L. Miller II, Siprut PC, Chicago

Chapter 8 — Interjurisdictional Depositions
Richard Fred Johnson, Law Office of Richard Fred Johnson, Evanston

Chapter 9 — Motions for Physical and Mental Examinations
Michael C. Kominiarek and Laura Young, Kominiarek Bresler Harvick & Gudmundson, LLC, Chicago

Chapter 10 — Remedies for Noncompliance
Terrence J. Sheahan and Martin Syvertsen, Freeborn & Peters LLP, Chicago

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Pretrial discovery is designed to enhance the truth-seeking process, enable attorneys to better prepare and evaluate cases, eliminate surprises, ensure that judgments rest on the merits and not on the skillful maneuvering of counsel, and expedite the final determination of controversies in accordance with the substantive rights of the parties. This comprehensive treatment of discovery practice in Illinois contains practical tips on making the most of the civil discovery process and effectively preparing for trial. Discussions include the practical application of Illinois discovery rules, quasi-discovery, limitations on discovery, interrogatories, the production of documents and tangible things, oral deposition preparation and deposition taking, interjurisdictional depositions, motions for physical and mental examinations, and remedies for noncompliance. Numerous editable forms are included for use in your own practice.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter 1 — The Practical Application of Illinois Discovery Rules

Thomas A. Demetrio and Susan J. Schwartz, Corboy & Demetrio, and Daniel M. Kotin, Tomasik Kotin Kasserman, LLC, Chicago

Chapter 2 — Quasi-Discovery
Douglas Belofsky, Law Offices of Douglas Belofsky, P.C., Northbrook

Chapter 3 — Limitations on Discovery
Richard L. Miller II, Siprut PC, Chicago

Chapter 4 — Interrogatories
Justin S. Relihan, Nidec Americas Holding Corporation, St. Louis, MO, and Meghan M. Sciortino, Johnson & Bell, Ltd., Chicago

Chapter 5 — Production of Documents and Tangible Things
Jeffrey A. Schulkin, Jeffrey M. Goldberg Law Offices, Chicago

Chapter 6 — Oral Deposition Preparation
Richard L. Miller II, Siprut PC, Chicago

Chapter 7 — Deposition Taking
Richard L. Miller II, Siprut PC, Chicago

Chapter 8 — Interjurisdictional Depositions
Richard Fred Johnson, Law Office of Richard Fred Johnson, Evanston

Chapter 9 — Motions for Physical and Mental Examinations
Michael C. Kominiarek and Laura Young, Kominiarek Bresler Harvick & Gudmundson, LLC, Chicago

Chapter 10 — Remedies for Noncompliance
Terrence J. Sheahan and Martin Syvertsen, Freeborn & Peters LLP, Chicago

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