There is no requirement that adverse witnesses clearly concede that the test is "authoritative." Instead, recognition that a text is "standard," "well-respected," "a very good book," a "standard book," and "a good source" are indications that the text is authoritative. See Bowman v. University of Chicago Hospitals, 366 Ill.App.3d 577, 587 (2006). The Manual is also used as a textbook which the Stapleton court noted was, although not determinative, an additional indication of authoritativeness in and of itself. Stapleton, 403 Ill.App.3d at 159.
There is no blanket prohibition on an attorney reading the text of an authoritative treatise on cross-examination. For example, and although not expressly adopted […]
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