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Illinois Appellate Court Reaffirms Kimbrough As “Mainstay” Authority For Obtaining Summary Judgment In Slip And Fall Cases

July 26, 2022 / CM Reports / Writing and Speaking

By Melinda S. Kollross

In 1981, the Illinois Appellate Court decided Kimbrough v. Jewel Cos., 92 Ill. App. 3d 813 (1981), holding that merely showing a slip and fall on a defendant’s premises was insufficient to satisfy proximate causation requirements.

Inflation In The Economy And Its Impact On Claims

July 26, 2022 / CM Reports / Writing and Speaking

By Eli B.Vine and Kathleen M. Klein

Introduction

As inflation continues to run rampant throughout the United States economy, we have all experienced the effects of supply chain impediments, labor shortages,

Liability For Third Party Criminal Conduct – California Court Dismisses Claim Against Uber For Assaults By Individuals Pretending To Be Uber Employees

July 26, 2022 / CM Reports / Writing and Speaking

By Tyler M. Costanzo

In Doe v. Uber Technologies, Inc., et al., 2022 Cal. App. LEXIS 477, California’s Second Appellate District analyzes liability for third-party criminal action; specifically, claims against Uber for sexual assault incidents perpetrated by individuals that misrepresented to victims that they were Uber drivers.

Client Alert: Cook County Judge Rules Illinois Prejudgment Interest Statute Unconstitutional

July 26, 2022 / CM Reports / Writing and Speaking

By Thushan M. Sabaratnam and Morgan A. Dilbeck

Cook County Circuit Court Judge Marcia Maras has ruled that the prejudgment interest Amendment to 735 ILCS 5/2-1303 violates the Illinois Constitution. The 2021 Amendment requires a defendant to extend a settlement offer within one year of plaintiff filing a major tort claim,

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