Illinois Bar Journal

Articles on Personal Injury

COVID-19 and the Commercial Frustration Doctrine

June
2020
Article
Page 18
The doctrine of commercial frustration offers a pathway to challenge pandemic-stymied contracts lacking clear force majeure clauses.

Hold the door! Open-and-obvious doctrine held to be unavailable in elevator door case

April
2020
Illinois Law Update
Page 16
The plaintiff, a sprinkler fitter for a construction project, was injured at work by a freight elevator.

Statute of limitations tackles former football players’ claim before it crosses line of scrimmage

January
2020
Illinois Law Update
Page 16
On Oct. 21, 2019, the First District Court of Appeals found that an action brought by former football players against a helmet manufacturer was barred by the statute of limitations.

Using Another State’s Laws to Your Advantage

By Dustin J. Karrison
August
2019
Article
Page 34
How Illinois courts make choice-of-law determinations in personal injury cases.

Physician-patient privilege does not apply when patient’s condition is “an issue”

May
2019
Illinois Law Update
Page 14
On Dec. 13, 2018, the Illinois Supreme Court held that the physician-patient privilege does not apply when the patient's condition is "an issue" in the proceedings.

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