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.
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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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