Illinois Tort Immunity

Suits against "local public entities,” including counties, townships, municipalities, municipal corporations, school districts, park districts, fire protection districts, and sanitary districts, fall under the purview of the Local Governmental and Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act, 745 ILCS 10/1- 101.

When does the PUCO have jurisdiction over a claim

In Ohio, as in most states, public utilities have significant influence and power. One way in which the utility exercises that power is to try to move a case in litigation to a more utility-friendly venue, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO). Ohio Revised Code 4905.26 vests the PUCO...

Construction Instruction: A Look at the Building Industry

Growth in nonresidential construction is projected at more than 7.4% in 2016, according to the industry trade group Associated Builders and Contractors of America. Four key areas of growth stand out: large commercial residential buildings, infrastructure projects, renewable energy, and transformation of manufacturing or other commercial facilities into new uses....