News & Insights

September News

01 Sep Insight

What Part of "No" Don't You Understand?

For at least the fourth time, the First District Appellate Court has told the asbestos plaintiffs' bar that the Illinois Construction Act Statute of Repose means what the Illinois Supreme Court has said: the statute "protects, on its face, anyone who engages in the enumerated activities" - namely, the "design, planning, supervision, observation or management of construction."
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01 Sep Insight

To Get Contribution, Name That Tortfeasor!

A tortfeasor settling with a claimant under Section 2(c) of the Contribution Act, 740 ILCS 100/2(c), is not entitled to recover contribution from another tortfeasor whose liability is not extinguished by the settlement, 740 ILCS 100/2(d).
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01 Sep Insight

Supremacy Clause Still Reigns

A plaintiff's wrongful death complaint against the manufacturer of a boat motor was properly dismissed under Section 2-619, because the claim is impliedly preempted by the Federal Boat Safety Act under the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution.
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01 Sep Insight

No Need to Bring Your Toothbrush!

When a trial judge ruled that a railroad's director of claims was not part of the railroad's control group, and in any event, the attorney-client privilege was waived, the court ordered production of two documents which had been written to outside and inside counsel respectively.
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August News

01 Aug Insight

When Does the Clock Start Ticking?

The Illinois Supreme Court held that a general contractor's third-party indemnity claims against its subcontractors accrued on the date that the general contractor was served with the underlying complaint from the homeowner.
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01 Aug Insight

Rule 213 Disclosures Not Required?!?!?!

The Illinois Appellate Court held that opinion witness disclosures pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court Rule 213 are not required when the same disclosure has been made under Illinois Supreme Court Rule 222.
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