Increasing Attention for the Recent “Exponent” Opinion in Southern Illinois Regarding Sc
Today, science and law are increasingly connected in litigation. Therefore, there are increasing numbers of intersections between lawyers and scientists, including consultants at places such as Exponent. In a June 30, 20165 Fifth District opinion issued under Rule 23 , the intermediate appellate court in Illinois ordered unredacted disclosure of agenda for meetings between persons at Exponent and lawyers for some defendant companies. A July 12, 2016 story in the Madison County Record provides a terse but useful description of the events and rulings. To my knowledge, there is no word yet on any further appeals or motions.