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Failure to Disclose or Report Past Sexual Abuse

Posted on January 6th, 2013 by Edmund J. Scanlan

Fixing liability on prior employers of known sexual abusers who withhold information of that abuse to subsequent employers where employee proceeds to sexually abuse additional minors has never been addressed by the Illinois high court. The Illinois Supreme Court in Doe-3 v. Mc Lean County Dist. 5, 973 N.E. 2d 880 (2012) addressed this issue head on. In Doe-3, […]

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Illinois De Puy Hip Replacement Statute of Limitations

Posted on December 30th, 2012 by Edmund J. Scanlan

No Illinois court decisions currently interpret when the statute of limitations expires on De Puy Hip Replacements lawsuits, but there are decisions by both the Illinois Supreme and Appellate courts that provide guidance. Illinois products liability statute of limitations is found at 735 ILCS 5/13-213(d) which provides that: ” …the plaintiff may bring an action […]

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Illinois Amends Abuse Reporting Act

Posted on July 8th, 2012 by Edmund J. Scanlan

In the wake of the conviction of Jerry Sandusky for sexual abusing minors, Illinois has amended The Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act, 325 ILCS 5/4. The amendment which became effective June 27, 2012, adds: personnel of institutions of higher education and director or staff of athletic program, to the extensive list of people who are mandatory reporters of knowledge […]

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Second Opinions-Personal Injury Cases

Posted on May 1st, 2012 by Edmund J. Scanlan

People injured in accidents in Illinois frequently hire an attorney recommended by a friend or who advertises on TV. The lawyer retained will sometimes have little or no jury trial experience-this question should always be asked before retaining the attorney. Oftentimes the client becomes unhappy with the lawyer-lack of communication, attorney lacks the required experience, lawyer […]

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Illinois Sexual Abuse Statute of Limitations

Posted on March 28th, 2012 by Edmund J. Scanlan

Illinois sexual abuse lawyers representing clients who were abused when they were children are confronted with four different versions of 735 ILCS 5/13-202.2. A careful analysis of the four distinct versions of the statute is essential in determining whether the claim is viable or fails due to the statute of limitation and/or the statute of repose. […]

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