Campground operator has no duty to warn of naturally accumulating walnutsJuly 2006Illinois Law Update, Page 334On April 19, 2006, the Illinois Appellate Court, Third District, affirmed the decision of the Circuit Court of Whiteside County, granting summary judgment to the defendant campground owner because she had neither a duty to keep the campground clear of fallen walnuts nor a duty to warn patrons of the danger posed by such walnuts.
Railroad operator liable for injury to frequent trespasserMay 2006Illinois Law Update, Page 230On March 10, 2006, the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, answered two certified questions posed by the Circuit Court of Cook County, regarding the liability of a railroad company to a trespasser.
Trial Lawyers’ Top Opinions of 2005By Hon. James P. Flannery, Jr.March 2006Article, Page 122From pre-trial notice requirements to spoliation of evidence, 2005 produced an array of Illinois cases of special interest to the trial bar.
The Lawyer’s JournalBy Bonnie C. McGrathAugust 2000Column, Page 434You still have the right to remain silent; UPL and in-house counsel; and more.
Drawing the Boundaries of Negligent-Hiring ClaimsBy Jeffrey A. Blevins and Gregory J. SchroedterJuly 2000Article, Page 413The first district recently held that negligent-hiring plaintiffs must show a nexus between the harm they suffered and the defendant's breach.
The Lawyer’s JournalBy Bonnie C. McGrathJuly 2000Column, Page 378Grandparents lose at High Court—but how much? HMOs lose in one high court, win in another; and more.