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Tort Law

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Section ProspectusThe mission of ISBA Tort Law Section

  • To enhance the knowledge and professional capabilities of lawyers who devote their time to the practice of tort law in all its substantive branches both on behalf of Plaintiffs and Defendants;
  • To disseminate current tort law information, such as proposed legislation and case law to members and explain any impact it may have on members’ tort practices;
  • To educate tort practitioners in the substantive branches of tort law through continuing legal education programs Tort Trends publications, and use of its listservs;
  • To promote diversity among its membership;
  • To encourage mentoring programs in conjunction with the young lawyers division encouraging and offering advise to younger lawyers desiring to investigate the practice of tort law;
  • To promote and encourage the professional, civil, and ethical practice of tort law at all times; and
  • To promote improvements in the tort system, to protect the rights of tort litigants, and ensure the administration of justice.

(approved by the Section Council on October 15, 2010)

Recent Related Cases

Illinois Appellate Court / Civil

Negligent Hiring  |  2d Dist.

Brettman v. M&G Truck Brokerage, Inc., 2019 IL App (2d) 180236 (January 17, 2019) McHenry Co. (JORGENSEN) Affirmed.

Illinois Appellate Court / Civil

Legal Malpractice  |  1st Dist.

Construction Systems, Inc. v. FagelHaber, LLC, 2019 IL App (1st) 172430 (January 15, 2019) Cook Co., 2d Div, (MASON) Affirmed.

Illinois Appellate Court / Civil

Discovery  |  5th Dist.

Batson v. Township Village Associates, LP, 2019 IL App (5th) 170403 (January 7, 2019) Madison Co. (CATES) Certified question answered; remanded.

Illinois Appellate Court / Civil

Defamation  |  1st Dist.

Kainrath v. Grider, 2018 IL App (1st) 172270 (December 29, 2018) Cook Co., 1st Div, (MIKVA) Affirmed.

Illinois Supreme Court / Civil

Special Interrogatories  |  2d Dist.

Stanphill v. Ortberg, 2018 IL 122974 (December 28, 2018) Winnebago Co. (BURKE) Appellate court affirmed; circuit court reversed; remanded with instructions.

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2014-15 Tort Law Dinner following a Section Council meeting

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