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Section Newsletter Articles on Personal Injury

Bankruptcy issues relating to personal injury cases By Brett J. Swanson Commercial Banking, Collections, and Bankruptcy, August 2012 In the recent case of Berge v. Kuno Mader and DMG America, Inc., the First District found that the doctrine of judicial estoppel bars a plaintiff from proceeding with a cause of action in state court where the plaintiff fails to disclose the action as an asset in a bankruptcy petition.
Bankruptcy issues relating to personal injury cases By Brett J. Swanson Tort Law, May 2012 In the recent case of Berge v. Kuno Mader and DMG America, Inc., the First District found that the doctrine of judicial estoppel bars a plaintiff from proceeding with a cause of action in state court where the plaintiff fails to disclose the action as an asset in a bankruptcy petition.
Wrapping up the case: a primer By Angelica W. Wawrzynek Young Lawyers Division, December 2011 A how-to for finalizing your first personal injury case.
3rd District Appellate Court affirms $23 million personal injury jury verdict against broker C.H. Robinson By William D. Brejcha Energy, Utilities, Telecommunications, and Transportation, June 2011 The Sperl v. C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. decision is significant to the extent it holds broker Robinson responsible for the tort of a driver for one of its contracting carriers.
Admissibility of vehicle impact photographs By Timothy W. Kelly Tort Law, February 2010 The standard for the admissibility of photographs of a motor vehicle collision depicting minimal damage to the vehicles in a personal injury trial has been debated since the First District Appellate Court’s opinion inDicosola v. Bowman, 342 Ill. App. 3d 530 (1st Dist. 2003).
Case Note: Forsythe, et al. v. Clark USA, Inc. By Kevin T. Veugeler Tort Law, September 2009 In a case of first impression, the Illinois Supreme Court has recognized a cause of action against a parent company for the actions of its subsidiary that results in a workplace injury.
Brainlash: Be aware of this insidious disorder By Scott A. Berndtson Tort Law, June 2009 When you interview your next whiplash-injured client be alert for other latent problems resulting from a brainlash as well and what to do if they exist.
Choice of law in multi-state tort cases By Jeffrey A. Parness Civil Practice and Procedure, January 2009 Gregory v. Beazer East provides a useful reminder of basic choice-of-law principles, including depecage and the “factual contacts” test.