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Wrongful-Death and Survival Actions 2019 Edition

This handbook highlights complicated issues in wrongful-death and survival actions from both prosecution and defense perspectives.

In this handbook, experienced practitioners provide the substantive law, evidentiary rules, and damage parameters needed to successfully prosecute or defend wrongful-death and survival actions in Illinois. It provides insights and useful guidance for practitioners throughout the life of the case from case intake and evaluation, to pleadings, to discovery, to trial preparation, and through the trial. It also includes examples of draft pleadings, draft discovery, and useful checklists (such as pre-filing considerations, claim information requirements, potential defenses, deposition preparation, and trial preparation lists) that can be tailored for use in various cases.

General Editor:

Scott M. Seaman, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Chicago

Chapter 1 — Wrongful-Death Actions and the Illinois Wrongful Death Act

Scott M. Seaman and Philip R. Kujawa, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Chicago; Robert C. Heist, David A. Pestell, and Caitlin J. Brown, R. Connor & Associates, P.C., Chicago and Lake Forest IL, Boston, MA

Chapter 2 — Damages in Wrongful-Death Actions

Robert C. Heist, David A. Pestell, and Caitlin J. Brown, R. Connor & Associates, P.C., Chicago and Lake Forest IL, Boston, MA; Scott M. Seaman and Philip R. Kujawa, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP; Chicago

Chapter 3 — Conflict of Laws and Jurisdictional Issues in Wrongful-Death Actions

Robert C. Heist, David A. Pestell, and Caitlin J. Brown, R. Connor & Associates, P.C., Chicago and Lake Forest IL, Boston, MA

Chapter 4 — Survival Actions and the Illinois Survival Statute

Thomas R. Pender, Cremer, Spina, Shaughnessy, Jansen & Siegert, LLC, Chicago

Chapter 5 — Family Member Liabilities, Remedies, and Immunities

Scott M. Seaman and Philip R. Kujawa, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Chicago

Chapter 6 — Trial and Evidentiary Considerations in Wrongful-Death Actions

David E. Rapoport, Rapoport Weisberg & Sims, P.C., Chicago

Chapter 7 — Appendix

Scott M. Seaman and Philip R. Kujawa, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Chicago

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In this handbook, experienced practitioners provide the substantive law, evidentiary rules, and damage parameters needed to successfully prosecute or defend wrongful-death and survival actions in Illinois. It provides insights and useful guidance for practitioners throughout the life of the case from case intake and evaluation, to pleadings, to discovery, to trial preparation, and through the trial. It also includes examples of draft pleadings, draft discovery, and useful checklists (such as pre-filing considerations, claim information requirements, potential defenses, deposition preparation, and trial preparation lists) that can be tailored for use in various cases.

General Editor:

Scott M. Seaman, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Chicago

Chapter 1 — Wrongful-Death Actions and the Illinois Wrongful Death Act

Scott M. Seaman and Philip R. Kujawa, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Chicago; Robert C. Heist, David A. Pestell, and Caitlin J. Brown, R. Connor & Associates, P.C., Chicago and Lake Forest IL, Boston, MA

Chapter 2 — Damages in Wrongful-Death Actions

Robert C. Heist, David A. Pestell, and Caitlin J. Brown, R. Connor & Associates, P.C., Chicago and Lake Forest IL, Boston, MA; Scott M. Seaman and Philip R. Kujawa, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP; Chicago

Chapter 3 — Conflict of Laws and Jurisdictional Issues in Wrongful-Death Actions

Robert C. Heist, David A. Pestell, and Caitlin J. Brown, R. Connor & Associates, P.C., Chicago and Lake Forest IL, Boston, MA

Chapter 4 — Survival Actions and the Illinois Survival Statute

Thomas R. Pender, Cremer, Spina, Shaughnessy, Jansen & Siegert, LLC, Chicago

Chapter 5 — Family Member Liabilities, Remedies, and Immunities

Scott M. Seaman and Philip R. Kujawa, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Chicago

Chapter 6 — Trial and Evidentiary Considerations in Wrongful-Death Actions

David E. Rapoport, Rapoport Weisberg & Sims, P.C., Chicago

Chapter 7 — Appendix

Scott M. Seaman and Philip R. Kujawa, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Chicago

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