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Recent Developments in Construction Negligence: An Update of Complexities in Construction Negligence Litigation
IDC Quarterly Vol. 14, No. 2 (14.2.41)
This articles picks up where COMPLEXITIES left off in considering the disparate treatment of Section 414 of the Restatement (Second) of Torts in construction injury cases.View More »
IDC Quarterly Vol. 13, No. 3 (13.3.18)
This article picks up where the Illinois construction negligence law left off following repeal of the Structural Work Act.View More »
Adoption of the Risk-Utility Rule in Negligence Design Cases – Jablonski v. Ford Motor Co., 2011 Ill. 110096 (2011)
IDC Quarterly Vol. 23, No. 4 (23.4.28)
Historically, in Illinois, as well as other jurisdictions, the doctrine of strict liability in tort has been differentiated from cases in which the plaintiff contends that the product was negligently designed, manufactured or sold with inadequate warnings.View More »
Vol. 19, No. 1 (19.1.71).
Here the Illinois Supreme Court in a product liability case held that the plaintiff and defendant are each entitled to “pick his own poison”.View More »
Developments in Product Liability Law, The Harm of Hindsight Analysis in Design Defect Cases, The Foolproof Product Redux
IDC Quarterly Vol. 14, No. 2 (184.108.40.206)
This articles discusses the alternative use of the “consumer expectation” doctrine and the risk/benefit or risk/utility standard in design defect cases.View More »
IDC Quarterly Vol. 12, No. 3 (12.3i)
This articles deals with the so-called “learned intermediary” rule in pharmaceutical and medical device cases.View More »
The Use of Standards and Preemption in the Defense of Product Design and Warning Cases: Making Your Government Work for You
IDC Quarterly Vol. 10, No. 3 (10.3)
This article discusses the use of industry standards and state and federal regulations as supporting “product safety” evidence in strict liability cases.View More »
IDC Quarterly Vol. 2, No. 4.
This article traces developments in Illinois product liability law following the adoption of Section 2-1116 of the Code of Civil Procedure (735 ILCS 5/2-1116).View More »