Illinois residents understand that our winters always include snow, sleet, and ice storms. As we anticipate additional winter weather, property owners are preparing to clear ice and snow from their parking lots, driveways, and sidewalks. The Snow and Ice Removal Act in Illinois is an important aspect of litigating cases that involve a slip and fall injury occurring on an icy or snowy surface. Generally, the Illinois Snow and Ice Removal Act provides immunity to residential property owners for liability in
The Illinois Supreme Court recently issued an important ruling pertaining to construction and premises claims. In the case of Patrick Joseph Carney v. Union Pacific Railroad Company (2016 IL 118984), the Illinois Supreme Court upheld the circuit court’s granting of a summary judgment motion on behalf of the Defendant, Union Pacific Railroad Company (“Union Pacific”). This ruling will likely have an important impact on advising construction companies and defending construction accident claims in Illinois. The facts are simple: in Carney v.
The Illinois Supreme Court recently issued a ruling holding that the Illinois law reducing civil juries from 12 to six people was unconstitutional. This Illinois Supreme Court opinion affirmed a December 2015 ruling by Cook County Associate Judge William Gomolinski. Illinois Public Act 98-1132, which took effect on June 1, 2015, reduced civil juries from 12 to six jurors and effectively eliminated the right to a 12-person jury if either side demanded it. The Illinois Supreme Court’s decision completely invalidated the
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