Tag Archives: Tort Immunity

Public Recreational Facilities Can’t Be Sued for Slip-and-Falls on Snow or Ice

In the first of six opinions issued in civil cases this morning, the Illinois Supreme Court held that publicly-owned recreational facilities have broad immunity from liability to users who fall on snow or ice. The question arose in Moore v. Chicago Park District. Plaintiffs’ decedent was leaving a facility owned by the Chicago Park District after … Continue Reading

When You’re Hit By an Ambulance: Illinois Supreme Court Takes Bookend to Harris

During its May term, the Illinois Supreme Court decided Harris v. Thompson, which posed the question of whether a public entity or employee could be held liable for negligent operation of an ambulance. At the close of its September term, the Court allowed a petition for review in Wilkins v. Williams. Wilkins poses the inevitable follow-up question … Continue Reading