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

Summary Judgment  |  3d Dist.

Biancorosso v. Troy Community Consolidated School District No. 30C, 2019 IL App (3d) 180613 (August 29, 2019) Will Co. (O'BRIEN) Affirmed.

Illinois Appellate Court / Civil

Negligence  |  1st Dist.

Garland v. Sybaris Clubs International, Inc., 2019 IL App (1st) 180682 (August 28, 2019) Cook Co., 3rd Div, (FITZGERALD SMITH) Affirmed.

Illinois Appellate Court / Civil

Accountant Malpractice  |  1st Dist.

Atlas v. Mayer Hoffman McCann, P.C., 2019 IL App (1st) 180939 (August 26, 2019) Cook Co., 4th Div, (REYES) Affirmed.

Illinois Appellate Court / Civil

Personal Jurisdiction  |  1st Dist.

Schaefer v. Synergy Flight Center, LLC, 2019 IL App (1st) 181779 (August 26, 2019) Cook Co., 1st Div. (WALKER) Affirmed.

Illinois Appellate Court / Civil

Summary Judgment  |  1st Dist.

Winston v. City of Chicago, 2019 IL App (1st) 181419 (August 16, 2019) Cook Co., 6th Div, (HARRIS) Reversed and remanded.

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2014-15 Tort Law Dinner following a Section Council meeting

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