Illinois Bar Journal

Articles on Negligence

City did not have a duty to construct road medians to be safe for use by emergency road vehicles

November
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 575
On September 23, 1999, the Illinois Supreme Court affirmed the appellate court's decision that the city of Chicago did not have a duty to construct road medians to be safe for use by emergency road vehicles.

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie McGrath
November
1999
Column
Page 570
Watch out, HMOs.

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie McGrath
August
1999
Column
Page 402
Breach of fiduciary duty: A new application

Bungee-jumping business operating within view of highway owes no duty of care to passing motorists.

May
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 244
On March 19, 1999, the first district affirmed the holding of the Circuit Court of Cook County in this case, holding that the defendant owed no duty of care to passing motorists who may become distracted by the activities of its business.

Construction Negligence: Out from the Shadow of the Structural Work Act

By Bruce M. Kohen & Darius H. Bozorgi
January
1999
Article
Page 34
A look at construction negligence litigation in the post-Structural-Work-Act present and future.

Suing Your Pet Iguana: Equitable Apportionment, Indivisible Injury, and Comparative Fault

By Gordon R. Broom & Robert J. Evola
January
1999
Article
Page 28
The authors lament the confusion caused by courts' applying two conflicting theories of comparative fault: equitable apportionment and indivisible injury.

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