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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

Negligent Hiring  |  2d Dist.

Doe v. Coe, 2019 IL 123521 (May 23, 2019) Kane Co. (GARMAN) Appellate court affirmed in part and reversed in part; circuit court affirmed in part and reversed in part; remanded.

Federal 7th Circuit / Civil

Negligence  |  N.D. Ill., E. Div.

McCarty v. Menard, Inc., No. 18-3069 (May 20, 2019) Affirmed

Federal 7th Circuit / Civil

Comparative Fault  |  S.D. Ind., Indianapolis Div.

Webber v. Butner, No. 18-2866 (May 3, 2019) Vacated and remanded

Illinois Appellate Court / Civil

Qui Tam Actions  |  1st Dist.

People ex rel. Lindblom v. Sears Brands, LLC, 2019 IL App (1st) 180588 (April 23, 2019) Cook Co., 2d Div, (MASON) Reversed and remanded.

Illinois Appellate Court / Civil

Negligence  |  3d Dist.

Dayton v. Pledge, 2019 IL App (3d) 170698 (April 19, 2019) McDonough Co. (LYTTON) Reversed and remanded with directions.

Tools and Resources


2014-15 Tort Law Dinner following a Section Council meeting

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