Kirk Jenkins

Kirk Jenkins

Sedgwick LLP

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Illinois Supreme Court Agrees to Decide Limits on Self-Insured Car Rental Company's Liability for Customers' Accidents

In the closing days of its November term, the Illinois Supreme Court agreed to decide an issue of considerable importance for Illinois’ car rental industry: can a self-insured car rental company be held liable without...more

12/16/2014 - Auto Insurance Automotive Industry Car Accident Self-Insurance

Illinois Supreme Court to Debate Dramshop Act Recovery Cap

Tomorrow morning, the Illinois Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Rogers v. Imeri. Rogers poses the question when the Dramshop Act recovery cap applies and other defendants have settled, how is the maximum exposure of...more

9/18/2013 - Car Accident Dram Shop Laws DUI Recovery Laws

Illinois Supreme Court Extends Harris Tort Immunity to Privately Owned Ambulances

Late last week, the Illinois Supreme Court handed down its opinion in Wilkins v. Williams, holding that the state Emergency Medical Services Act makes the private owner and driver of an ambulance immune from tort liability...more

7/1/2013 - Ambulance Providers Car Accident Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act

The Illinois Supreme Court 2012: The Year in Review

During 2012, the Illinois Supreme Court filed seventy-one written opinions, thirty-nine in civil cases. Although the total opinion output was down somewhat from recent years, this represents the Court's highest number of...more

4/22/2013 - Asbestos Car Accident Class Action Class Certification Corporate Dissolution Duty to Minor Trespassers Evidence Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act Governmental Immunity Governmental Liability Hospitals Immunity Record Preservation Sexual Abuse Sovereign Immunity Storm Water Teachers

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