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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.

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Complexities in Construction Negligence Litigation

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.

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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.

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Mikolajczyk v. Ford Motor Company, A Synthesis of Approaches in Design Defect Cases

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”.

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Developments in Product Liability Law, The Harm of Hindsight Analysis in Design Defect Cases, The Foolproof Product Redux

IDC Quarterly Vol. 14, No. 2 (14.2.7.4)

This articles discusses the alternative use of the “consumer expectation” doctrine and the risk/benefit or risk/utility standard in design defect cases.

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Evolution of the Learned Intermediary Doctrine in Illinois – Doctor Knows Best Mostly

IDC Quarterly Vol. 12, No. 3 (12.3i)

This articles deals with the so-called “learned intermediary” rule in pharmaceutical and medical device cases.

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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.

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Comparative Fault in Strict Liability Cases Under Section 2-1116 of the Code of Civil Procedure

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).

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