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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

Proximate Cause  |  1st Dist.

Wingert v. Hradisky, 2019 IL 123201 (March 21, 2019) Cook Co. (THOMAS) Affirmed in part and reversed in part; remanded.

Federal 7th Circuit / Civil

Negligence  |  N.D. Ind., Hammond Div.

Williams v. Norfolk Southern Corp., No. 18-2517 (March 19, 2019) Affirmed

Illinois Appellate Court / Civil

Medical Malpractice  |  1st Dist.

Dameron v. Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, 2019 IL App (1st) 172338 (March 15, 2019) Cook Co., 5th Div, (HALL) Reversed in part and vacated in part; remanded.

Illinois Appellate Court / Civil

Defamation  |  1st Dist.

Hardiman v. Aslam, 2019 IL App (1st) 173196 (February 25, 2019) Cook Co., 1st Div, (PIERCE) Affirmed.

Illinois Appellate Court / Civil

Defamation  |  1st Dist.

Ladao v. Faits, 2019 IL App (1st) 180610 (February 19, 2019) Cook Co., 2d Div, (PUCINSKI) Affirmed.