This doesn’t come up often, but the rule is good to keep tucked away for when you need it. In this medical malpractice case, the question on appeal involved the trial court’s actions after an earlier remand from the appellate court. The First District Illinois Court of Appeals stated the scope and standard of review. “After a remand, the circuit court is required to exercise its discretion within the bounds of the remand … Whether it has done so is a question of law that this court reviews de novo.”
Read the whole case, Garley v. Columbia LaGrange Hospital, No. 1-06-2908 (12/5/07), by clicking here.