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Case Law Update: Jury Verdicts in Comparative Negligence

Heupal v. Jenkins, No. 1-07-1138 (11-10-09) decided that in a trial for pedestrian’s injuries resulting from collision of two vehicles, court erred in including good-faith settling tortfeasor on verdict form for allocation of fault, as Section 2-1117 settling tortfeasors should not be listed on verdict form or considered in apportionment of fault. This Illinois case will impact personal injury law.