Johnson & Bell Shareholder, David A. Warnick, along with several other defense attorneys, provide an overview of the always evolving element of proximate cause in personal injury litigation. While the term “proximate cause” sounds as though it is easily definable, it nevertheless is the element in a lawsuit that can cause both plaintiff and defense attorneys significant consternation. This IDC Quarterly Monograph discusses the current status of Illinois law related to the element of proximate cause, including recent changes to Illinois Pattern Jury Instructions, developments in case law, as well as strategies that defendants can use in arguing they were not the cause of the alleged damages. To download the article, please click here.
The Evolution of Forum Non Conveniens in Illinois and Recent Legislation to Limit the Doctrine
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