Section Newsletter Articles on Tort Law

The ambiguity of intent in the tort of battery By Michael Anderson Bench and Bar, July 2015 The author discusses the two main theories of intent recognized across jurisdictions, explains what is at stake in choosing one over the other, outlines Illinois’ law regarding the matter, looks into whether the new Restatement (Third) of Torts provides any clarity on what “intent” requires, describes how other jurisdictions have interpreted the Restatement, and shows how this problem may best be solved.
Lawlor v. North American Corporation of Illinois: The Illinois Supreme Court recognizes the Tort of Intrusion upon Seclusion and speaks again on punitive damages By Richard L. Turner Civil Practice and Procedure, December 2012 Activities such as opening private and personal mail, searching a person’s safe or wallet, examining his/her bank account, or using a pretext to obtain telephone records might all give rise to this claim.