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Continuing Developments in Construction Negligence: A Further Update of Complexities in Construction Negligence Litigation

IDC Quarterly Vol. 18, No. 2 (18.2.4)

Summary: A further update of complexities in construction negligence litigation, this article follows the cases under Section 414 since Shaughnessy, Martens and Moss, supra, and points out the trend of Appellate Courts in the First District to recognize a vicarious liability basis for recovery under Section 414. Cochran v. Sollitt Constr. Co., 358 Ill. App. 3d 865 (2005). The article also contains the author’s analysis of that development and the reasons why vicarious liability is not permitted under Section 414.  Read More