Publications

Illinois Bar Journal
Articles on Tort Law

Disclosure of one’s credit card debts to a spouse does not satisfy the publicity element essential to an invasion of privacy claim March 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 130 On January 4, 1999, the first district of the Illinois Appellate Court affirmed the holding of the Circuit Court of Cook County, finding that the plaintiff had not satisfied his invasion of privacy claim.
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie McGrath February 1999 Column, Page 70 No retaliatory discharge claims for whistle-blowing lawyers...
Suing Your Pet Iguana: Equitable Apportionment, Indivisible Injury, and Comparative Fault By Gordon R. Broom and Robert J. Evola January 1999 Article, Page 28 The authors lament the confusion caused by courts' applying two conflicting theories of comparative fault: equitable apportionment and indivisible injury.
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie McGrath December 1998 Column, Page 658 RICO and privacy and fraud (and family law), oh my!
A railway company does not owe a trespasser a duty of ordinary care, only a duty to refrain from engaging in willful and wanton conduct. December 1998 Illinois Law Update, Page 662 On October 8, 1998, the Seventh Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals affirmed the district court's holding that plaintiff, Charles Reid, was not a permissive user of the railway tracks owned by the defendant, Norfolk & Western Railway Company (N & W).
Settlement Allocations, Set-Offs and the Inequitable Apportionment of Damages By John J. Meehan December 1998 Article, Page 674 Under Illinois law, non-settling defendants can be unfairly deprived of their set-offs, this author asserts.
Attorney’s fees appropriately awarded in frivolous traffic accident complaint alleging that the defendant had not taken appropriate preventative actions when stopped at a red light November 1998 Illinois Law Update, Page 596 On September 8, 1998, the second district of the Illinois Appellate Court affirmed the trial court's imposition of sanctions, under Supreme Court Rule 137 (155 Ill 2d R 137), against the appellant, the law firm of Parrillo, Weiss & O'Halloran, for filing a frivolous complaint.
Lawyer Liability in Illinois and the Restatement of the Law Governing Lawyers By Peter A. Monahan and Patricia M. Noonan November 1998 Article, Page 606 Here's how this soon-to-be published Restatement is likely to affect lawyer malpractice liability in Illinois.
Malpractice and the Moorman Doctrine’s “Exception of the Month” By Mark C. Friedlander and Andrea B. Friedlander November 1998 Article, Page 600 The Illinois Supreme Court has found that the economic loss doctrine bars tort malpractice claims against some professionals but not others. But where to draw the line...?
Punitive Damages Under the Illinois Sales Representative Act By Leonard A. Nelson November 1998 Article, Page 622 Courts have misconstrued the ISRA to plaintiffs' detriment, this author argues.