The newsletter of the ISBA’s Section on Tort Law
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The first article in this edition is by Scott Gibson of the law firm of Scott B. Gibson, Ltd. in Waukegan. Mr. Gibson's article deals with the applicability of section 3-108 of the Governmental Tort Immunity Act.
The first article in this edition is by The Honorable Edna Turkington-Viktora. Judge Turkington-Viktora discusses the relevancy of a party's failure to possess a valid driver's license in a negligence action.
The first article in this edition is written by Mark A. Rouleau of The Law Offices of Mark A. Rouleau in Rockford, Illinois. Mark Rouleau also serves as the current chair of the Tort Law Section Council.
Supreme court holds HMOs may be liable for institutional negligence
While it is common knowledge that a health care institution can be vicariously liable for the negligent acts or omissions of its employees and agents under the doctrine of respondeat superior, litigators sometimes overlook a claim against the health care institution itself for its own independent negligent acts or omissions.