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Case Law Update: Experts and Summary Judgment

Thompon v. Gordon, No. 2-07-0667 (11-19-09) found that the language in contract between engineering companies and developer obligated engineering companies to employ professional standard of care in designing replacement for bridge deck. Affidavit of civil engineer is evidence that companies breached standard of care by not considering or designing improved median barrier, although median barrier was not explicitly mentioned in contract. This case will impact Illinois law.