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ADWB Partner Obtains Ruling Sanctioning Defendant For Failing To Timely Produce “IME” Report

by | Aug 20, 2021 | Firm News

ADWB partner Roy Dripps convinced the Illinois Court of Appeals for the Fifth District to hold that under the plain language of Illinois Supreme Court Rule 215, a defendant that fails to produce the report of its “independent medical examiner” within the time required by that Rule cannot rely on that examiner’s report or use any testimony by the examiner.  The appellate ruling reversed a trial court’s ruling for the defendant on this issue, and reaffirms that under the Illinois rules, defendants who use an “IME” can only do so if they comply with the rules for such examinations.