Articles From Timothy W. Kelly

Admissibility of vehicle impact photographs By Timothy W. Kelly Tort Law, February 2010 The standard for the admissibility of photographs of a motor vehicle collision depicting minimal damage to the vehicles in a personal injury trial has been debated since the First District Appellate Court’s opinion inDicosola v. Bowman, 342 Ill. App. 3d 530 (1st Dist. 2003).
Substitution of judge as of right By Timothy W. Kelly Tort Law, March 2006 In Aussieker v. The City of Bloomington, the Fourth District Appellate Court addressed the issue of whether each individually named plaintiff in a multiple party lawsuit is entitled to one motion for substitution of judge as of right pursuant to section 2-1001(a)(2) of the Code of Civil Procedure, as opposed to one substitution for the group of plaintiffs as a whole.
Demise of the special duty exception to local governmental tort immunity By Timothy W. Kelly Civil Practice and Procedure, June 1999 The Illinois Supreme Court in Zimmerman v. Village of Skokie (1998), 193 Ill.2d 30, 697 N.E.2d 699, 231 Ill.Dec. 914, struck down the "special duty" exception to local governmental tort immunity finding the common law doctrine to be unconstitutional.

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