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Appendix Disclaimer The following is meant as a general overview of the most relevant sections of Illinois law to liability insurers. As this area continually evolves, the contents of this compendium are subject to changes or revisions in the law, either by legislative or judicial action, which cannot be foreseen.
This information is a general overview, meant only to give a general understanding of Illinois law, and should not be construed in any way as specific advice. Please contact the Roth Law Offices, LLC directly for guidance regarding application of these general rules to specific situations.
We are happy to discuss any questions or issues that arise. In Illinois construction claims also are limited by a statute of repose. The statute of repose restricts potential liability by limiting the time by which a cause of action can arise.
To put it another way, the statute of repose cuts off a plaintiff's right to sue after a specific time regardless of the statute of limitations. For example, construction claims in Illinois have a ten year statute of repose. This means that no action can be brought against any person for the design, planning, supervision, observation or management of construction or construction of an improvement to real property after ten years have elapsed from the time of such act or omission.
This is important in construction claims because often times the negligence in the manufacturing is not discovered until many years after the home or building had been built. The builder is not protected by the statute of limitations because it does not begin to run until the defendant has knowledge of the defect.
This is why a statute of repose is necessary. Products Liability There is also a statute of repose for products liability cases. A cause of action must be brought within ten years within the date of the first sale, lease or delivery of possession to its initial user, consumer, or other non-seller.
It is important to note that the statute of repose can be waived by the seller through a warranty of the product for a period over the 10 year statutory limitation. Contracts There is a ten year limitation on written contracts in the State of Illinois.
This limitation is subject to exceptions as provided by the Uniform Commercial Code. Similarly, Illinois' five year statute of limitation on unwritten contracts is subject to the Uniform Commercial Code as well. This section applies to warranty-type claims usually brought in conjunction with a products claim.
Return to Top Personal Injury Actions for damages for personal injuries must be commenced within two years after the cause of action accrued. Uninsured Motorist In Illinois, claims based upon uninsured motorist insurance are governed by the uninsured motorist contract itself.
The limitation period provided in the uninsured motorist contract limits the time in which an action can be brought. Contribution and Indemnity In Illinois no action for contribution or indemnity may be made more than 2 years after the party seeking contribution or indemnity has made the payment or discharge of liability to the claimant.
Also, after the party seeking contribution has been served in an underlying action he has a 2 year limitation to bring his claim for contribution or indemnity. A review of all Illinois Statutes of Limitation are included in the appendix. However, any damages awarded are diminished by the amount of plaintiff's fault.
Illinois courts view punitive damages as being criminal in nature and accordingly prohibit insurance coverage for punitive damages.
Attached please find Beaver v. Country Mutual Insurance Company, 95 Ill. Even though one cannot insure against punitive damages in Illinois, a corporate entity is somewhat protected by the complicity rule.
The complicity rule holds that: This standard was adopted in Tolle v. Interstate Systems Truck Lines, 42 Ill.
It would seem that the same rationale in Beavers would apply in regard to insurability of punitive damages. Joint and several liability is statutory. It is important to note that Illinois law has been significantly changed by the holding of this Illinois State Supreme Court in Best v.
In Best the Supreme Court held statutory several liability unconstitutional.
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