Illinois Governmental Tort and Section 1983 Civil Rights Liability
Illinois Governmental Tort and Section 1983 Civil Rights Liability is the only pub on the market that takes a comprehensive look at the tort liability of local governmental entities in Illinois, and the defenses available to them. This is an essential resource for any practitioner involved in litigation concerning a local governmental entity in Illinois, whether it's a police department, a school district, a sanitation department, or some other similar entity. It includes analysis of the Illinois Local Tort Immunity Act, the Public Defender and Appellate Defender Immunity Act, the Good Samaritan Act, absolute immunity for prosecutors and judges, liability for police, fire, and EMS services, medical liability, and a local governmental entity's immunity for discretionary activities. Besides attorneys, this is an essential resource for risk managers of all governmental entities in Illinois. Completely revised, reorganized, and redesigned in 2009, this edition of the publication also emphasizes the increasing volume and significance of governmental tort liability in the context of civil rights actions brought under Section 1983.
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3 Expedited Hearing and Appeal Procedures Stay of Discovery
THE PUBLIC DUTY RULE AND THE SPECIAL DUTY DOCTRINE
IMMUNITY FOR DISCRETIONARY ACTIVITIES
DEFENSES AND IMMUNITIES TO CLAIMS INVOLVING PUBLIC
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