Subject Index Tort Law

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie McGrath
February
1999
Column
, Page 70
No retaliatory discharge claims for whistle-blowing lawyers...

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.

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie McGrath
December
1998
Column
, Page 658
RICO and privacy and fraud (and family law), oh my!

A railway company does not owe a trespasser a duty of ordinary care, only a duty to refrain from engaging in willful and wanton conduct.

December
1998
Illinois Law Update
, Page 662
On October 8, 1998, the Seventh Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals affirmed the district court's holding that plaintiff, Charles Reid, was not a permissive user of the railway tracks owned by the defendant, Norfolk & Western Railway Company (N & W).

Settlement Allocations, Set-Offs and the Inequitable Apportionment of Damages

By John J. Meehan
December
1998
Article
, Page 674
Under Illinois law, non-settling defendants can be unfairly deprived of their set-offs, this author asserts.

Attorney’s fees appropriately awarded in frivolous traffic accident complaint alleging that the defendant had not taken appropriate preventative actions when stopped at a red light

November
1998
Illinois Law Update
, Page 596
On September 8, 1998, the second district of the Illinois Appellate Court affirmed the trial court's imposition of sanctions, under Supreme Court Rule 137 (155 Ill 2d R 137), against the appellant, the law firm of Parrillo, Weiss & O'Halloran, for filing a frivolous complaint.

Lawyer Liability in Illinois and the Restatement of the Law Governing Lawyers

By Peter A. Monahan & Patricia M. Noonan
November
1998
Article
, Page 606
Here's how this soon-to-be published Restatement is likely to affect lawyer malpractice liability in Illinois.

Malpractice and the Moorman Doctrine’s “Exception of the Month”

By Mark C. Friedlander & Andrea B. Friedlander
November
1998
Article
, Page 600
The Illinois Supreme Court has found that the economic loss doctrine bars tort malpractice claims against some professionals but not others. But where to draw the line...?

Punitive Damages Under the Illinois Sales Representative Act

By Leonard A. Nelson
November
1998
Article
, Page 622
Courts have misconstrued the ISRA to plaintiffs' detriment, this author argues.

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