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Illinois: Several Factors Determine Construction Manager Liability for the Acts of a Trade Contractor

A recent Illinois appellate court opinion illustrates how a construction manager may be found to have entrusted work to a trade contractor and, ultimately, how the construction manager can be held liable for the acts of the trade contractor. Construction

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When are Illinois Local Governments Liable for Improper Repairs?

Local government units, like municipalities, are protected from liability for tortious conduct under Illinois’ Local Government and Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act. In general, an Illinois city or county cannot be held liable for acts considered discretionary government functions like the

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Expert Opinions in Wisconsin–What Has Changed?

The Wisconsin legislature enacted a comprehensive tort reform package in early 2011. Part of the legislation changed Wisconsin’s evidence rules governing the admissibility of witness testimony on scientific, technical or specialized subjects. Wisconsin law now aligns with federal standards, which means

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