May a defendant file a new forum non conveniens motion each time a plaintiff files an amended complaint? That was one of the issues decided in Ellis v. AAR Parts Trading, Inc., 1-02-3744 and
1-03-1156 Cons. (1st Dist. 2/4/05).
And here's the answer: "[A] new challenge to forum is appropriate when new matter[s], new parties, or new causes of action or theories are brought forth in an amended complaint." For a detailed analysis, see the opinion.
The current issue of Trial Briefs, the newsletter of the ISBA's section of civil procedure, has a good article on a perennially popular topic: whether the aggravation of a preexisting injury is a separation item of damage.
Even if you don't use Powerpoint to present your case to a jury, take a look at Dennis Kennedy's review of Cliff Atkinson's new book Beyond Bullet Points. Since the success of your openings and closing depends upon effective communication, I think the Atkinson book would be an interesting addition to the more traditional trial-practice books on your shelf.
Cliff Atkinson, by the way, is the author of the Beyond Bullets weblog.