Winter is Coming! It’s Time to Dig out the Immunity Under The Illinois Snow and Ice Removal Act
January 18, 2017
With the coming of winter Illinoisans are once again getting their snow shovels and ice melt ready to remove the white stuff from their residential driveways and sidewalks. The question is, what is a residential property owners’ duty to remove snow?
Recent Personal Jurisdiction Decision in St. Louis City, Missouri Limits the Use of a Registered Agent to Establish Personal Jurisdiction
November 10, 2016
On October 28, 2016, Judge Robert Dierker issued an order in the case of Bristol v. Ford Motor Co., et al., 1522-CC10413, denying Ford’s Motion to Dismiss Based upon Lack of Personal Jurisdiction. Ford argued that there was no personal jurisdiction in t [...]
Will Cancers From “Vaping” Be the Next Toxic Tort?
August 26, 2016
The new trend among smokers, those trying to quit, and even non-smokers, are electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes. These e-cigarettes are marketed as a same alternative to cigarettes, but are they really safe? If they are not safe, will diseases caused [...]
The Looming Attack on Damage Caps in Missouri Medical Malpractice Cases
May 25, 2016
The issue of damage caps is an area of ongoing litigation in Missouri. A new case has just been handed down by the Missouri Supreme Court which provides some clarity on the issue of statutory damage caps on non-economic damages but fails to fully resolv [...]