Posts from July 2013.

** By HeplerBroom Summer Associate Tiffany B. Wong

A. Direct Participant Liability Negligence Theory in Illinois

In Illinois, it is a bedrock principle of limited liability deeply ingrained in our economic and legal systems that a parent company is not liable for the acts of its subsidiary.  Liability for negligence arises when one person breaches a duty of care owed to another.  To establish a cause of action for negligence under the law, a plaintiff must establish four “elements”: (1) a duty of care, (2) a breach of that duty, (3) an injury caused by the breach, and (4) resulting ...

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