June 1, 2011
The Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education has once again asked David Rapoport to author its chapter on Wrongful-Death and Survival Actions in Illinois. According to IICLE's website, the article is summarized as follows:
"With high monetary stakes for plaintiffs and the looming threat of exposure to defendants, wrongful-death actions and survival actions present practitioners with several unique challenges. Superimposed over the standard litigation framework is a myriad of additional pleading requirements, elements, and defenses as well as procedural, evidentiary, and strategic considerations. The 2011 Edition of WRONGFUL-DEATH AND SURVIVAL ACTION IN ILLINOIS offers advice on all the nuances particular to these practice areas, with thorough, up-to-date guidance from authors on both sides of the litigation fence. This edition also includes more than 20 forms that can be easily adapted for immediate use in your practice."