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New Illinois Criminal Case Allows Judicial Notice of Google Maps at Trial

I guess the headline of this post says it all. Just remember that People v. Clark is a criminal case, and is a Second District case, not Illinois Supreme Court. Still, this is a good weapon to have in your trial lawyer’s arsenal.

(Howard Zimmerle practices plaintiff’s personal injury law in Rock Island Illinois and Davenport Iowa, as well as the surrounding areas. You can contact him at hzimmerle [at] mjwlaw.com, or 309-794-1660).

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New Illinois Rules of Evidence Effective January 2011

The Illinois Supreme Court posted the new Illinois Rules of Evidence today. You can find them here.

The goal was not to change rules or make up new ones, and it will be interesting to see how well the committee did that. More to come later.

(Howard Zimmerle is an accident and malpractice attorney in the Quad Cities, representing the seriously injured. You may contact him at 309-794-1660 or hzimmerle [at] mjwlaw.com)

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