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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 Supreme Court / Civil

Wrongful Death  |  2d Dist.

Bogenberger v. Pi Kappa Alpha Corporation, Inc., 2018 IL 120951 (January 19, 2018) DeKalb Co. (FREEMAN) Appellate court affirmed in part and reversed in part; circuit court affirmed in part and reversed in part.

Illinois Appellate Court / Civil

Privilege  |  2d Dist.

Gorman-Dahm v. BMO Harris Bank, 2018 IL App (2d) 170082 (January 17, 2018) Kane Co. (BURKE) Affirmed.

Illinois Appellate Court / Civil

Legal Malpractice  |  3d Dist.

Johnson v. Stojan Law Office, P.C., 2018 IL App (3d) 170003 (January 12, 2018) Rock Island Co. (O'BRIEN) Affirmed.

Illinois Supreme Court / Civil

Tort Immunity Act  |  1st Dist.

Cohen v. Chicago Park District, 2017 IL 121800 (December 29, 2017) Cook Co. (BURKE) Appellate court reversed; circuit court affirmed.

Illinois Supreme Court / Civil

Agency  |  1st Dist.

Yarbrough v. Northwestern Memorial Hospital, 2017 IL 121367 (December 29, 2017) Cook Co. (THEIS) Appellate court reversed; remanded; certified question answered.

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