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Section Newsletter Articles on Willful and Wanton Conduct

Now you see it—Now you don’t: The Supreme Court reverses course on its interpretation of willful and wanton conduct By Michael W. Tootooian Bench and Bar, June 2008 On February 16, 2007, the Supreme Court reversed itself when it issued its opinion in Murray v. Chicago Youth Center. You would never know by reading this opinion that just seven months earlier the Supreme Court had reached a different result – one that can no longer be found.
Now you see it—Now you don’t: The Supreme Court reverses course on its interpretation of willful and wanton conduct By Michael W. Tootooian Tort Law, March 2008 On February 16, 2007, the Supreme Court reversed itself when it issued its opinion in Murray v. Chicago Youth Center. You would never know by reading this opinion that just seven months earlier the Supreme Court had reached a different result—one that can no longer be found.