The newsletter of the ISBA’s Section on Tort Law
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Newsletter articles from 2002
The sole article in this edition is written by Joseph Feehan of Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen in Peoria. Mr. Feehan provides a thorough analysis of the Illinois Supreme Court's decision in Donaldson v. Central Illinois Public Service Co.
The first article in this edition is by Sean C. Burke of Scheller & Burke, L.L.C., Waukegan.
The sole article in this edition was written by Daniel P. Wurl of Dobbins, Fraker, Tennant, Joy & Perlstein.
The first article in this edition is by Martin J. O'Hara of Quinlan & Carroll, Ltd. Mr. O'Hara's article addresses the Fifth District's decision of McIntosh v. Cueto, which holds that a plaintiff must formally plead a claim for fraudulent concealment and/or equitable estoppel before contending that a defense attorney or other professional is estopped from asserting the applicable statute of limitations for professional malpractice.
The continuous course of negligent treatment doctrine
A plaintiff filing a medical malpractice action must file it within the time limits set forth in Chapter 735, section 5/13-212(a) of the Code of Civil Procedure, in order for the action to be timely. 735 ILCS 5/13-212(a).
The first article in this edition is written by Albert E. Durkin, Jr., of the Nolan Law Group in Chicago.
The first article in this edition is written by Michael Perona of Perona Law Offices in Peru, Illinois. Mr. Perona provides a thorough analysis of whether a one-year or two-year statute of limitations applies when minors have a tort claim against a local governmental entity or employee, specifically a school district.
Increased risk of future injury found compensable
In a ruling that surprised many, the Illinois Supreme Court recently overturned nearly 80 years of existing law by holding that a plaintiff is entitled to obtain compensation for a future injury, stemming from a previous injury, even if it is not reasonably certain to occur.
Serving the uncooperative defendant
Unfortunately, the case hasn't moved because the defendant has not been served. Everyone is getting frustrated, the judge, the client and yourself. How do you get the defendant into court?