N.D. Illinois Shuts Down Plaintiff Expert Shell Game
Published on 2012-07-24 14:24:00
Pardon the spasm of self-pity, but throughout our legal career we have always felt as if we were on the side that faced higher standards. Not that we're complaining … well, actually we are complaining. When prosecuting cases on behalf of the United States of America (a great client, by the way, and the work was steady because people keep committing crimes), we were required to provide discovery materials of anything that might conceivably be relevant to the accused's defense, and to do so promptly and without question. Some judges insisted that we show up at the first hearing with a shopping cart full of grand jury transcripts, FBI reports (called 302's), etc.