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 Bill Status of SB1562  95th General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Kirk W. Dillard

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2009SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
735 ILCS 5/2-1117from Ch. 110, par. 2-1117
740 ILCS 100/3from Ch. 70, par. 303
740 ILCS 100/4 rep.

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Code of Civil Procedure. Provides that in actions arising out of bodily injury, death, or damage to property based on negligence or product liability based on strict tort liability there will not be joint and several liability, rather when more than one defendant is found to be liable, a defendant will only be liable for that percentage of the plaintiff's damages, found by the trier of fact, that the defendant's percentage of contributory fault, found by the trier of fact, represents. Amends the Joint Tortfeasor Contribution Act requiring, in the event that the obligation of one or more tortfeasors is uncollectible, the remaining tortfeasors to share, pro rata, the unpaid portion. Repeals Section stating that a plaintiff's right to recover the full amount of his or her tort judgment from any one or more defendants is unaffected by the Contribution Act.

DateChamber Action
  2/9/2007SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Kirk W. Dillard
  2/9/2007SenateFirst Reading
  2/9/2007SenateReferred to Rules
  1/13/2009SenateSession Sine Die

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