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Illinois Sexual Abuse Statute of Limitations Trumps 1 Year for Government Employees

Posted on June 1st, 2009 by Edmund J. Scanlan

As an Illinois lawyer representing victims of childhood sexual abuse I was pleased with the recent ruling in Doe v. Hinsdale Township High School District, 388 Ill. App. 3d 995, 905 N.E. 2d 343 (2009). In Doe, a female high school student brought action for personal injuries based upon childhood sexual abuse against school, principal, and superintendent. […]

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Yamaha Rhino Rollovers Prompt Recall

Posted on April 1st, 2009 by Edmund J. Scanlan

Illinois product liability attorneys should be aware that yesterday the Yamaha Motor Corp. recalled about 120,000 utility terrain vehicles (UTVs), namely the Rhino models 450, 660 and 700 models. The four wheel side by side Rhino manufactured by Yamaha has become one of the most popular UTVs sold in the U.S. The design flaws that prompted the recall include […]

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Illinois Truck Accident Brings Wrongful Death Awards

Posted on March 10th, 2009 by Edmund J. Scanlan

An Illinois truck accident involving violations of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations where I represented the estates of a 77 year old man and his 73 year old wife settled last week for $950,000. On March 7, 2007, at 3:45 AM the 77 year old driver hit the side of the semi tractor trailer that was backing onto a […]

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Illinois Sexual Abuse Victims Win Again

Posted on January 26th, 2009 by Edmund J. Scanlan

Illinois sexual abuse victims through their lawyers won another victory in the Appellate Court regarding application of the statute of limitaions. In M.K. v. L.C. et al, 2009 WL 103616, released January 9-09, the Third District Appellate Court chose to follow the holding of an opinion released last year, Doe v. Diocese of Dallas, 379 Ill. App. […]

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Duragesic Pain Patch Lawsuit Brings $16.6 Million Award

Posted on November 19th, 2008 by Edmund J. Scanlan

Illinois product liability lawyers are encouraged by the verdict returned November 17, 2008, in the Circuit Court of Cook County awarding $16.6 million in damages to the estate of a 38 year old Cicero woman who died of a fatal dose of the powerful narcotic fentanyl. The suit alleged that the defendants, New Jersy based Janssen […]

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