• The Eroding Distinction Between Strict Liability and Negligence in Illinois Product Liability Cases, IDC Quarterly
  • July 14, 2017 | Author: James W. Ozog
  • Law Firm: Goldberg Segalla LLP - Chicago Office
  • Two recent Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit decisions underscore the continuing erosion of the distinction between the doctrines of strict liability and negligence in Illinois product liability cases. In effect, the theories of recovery appear to be merging. The net effect is an easier case prove up, under either theory, for plaintiffs. There is a need for statutory reform to level the litigation landscape.