Section Newsletter Articles on Immunity
Civil Practice and Procedure
, August 2016
A look at the court decisions that protect judges, public officers making statements in their official capacity, guardians ad litem, court-appointed experts and child representatives.
Local governmental entities not entitled to absolute immunity when a hazardous recreational activity is involved
Local Government Law
, October 2006
On July 5, 2006 the Illinois Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision that when a hazardous recreational activity is involved, local governmental entities and their employees are held to a higher standard of care; therefore, pursuant to section 3-109 of the Tort Immunity Act, they are immune from liability for negligence, but subject to the exceptions found in section 3-109(c) of the Act. Murray v. Chicago Youth Center, et al., 2006 WL 1822656 (Ill. 2006).
Case analysis—Hope v. Pelzer
Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law
, May 2003
This past summer, the Supreme Court issued another decision in the long line of cases involving qualified immunity defenses and section 1983 suits.