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Recent Webinar: The Abolition of the Public Duty Rule for Local Governments


With its January decision in Coleman v. East Joliet Fire Protection District, the Illinois Supreme Court abolished what was known as the "Public Duty Rule." This decision will have a tremendous impact on local governments who provide public services to their community – most notably – police and fire departments.

On March 3, 2016, Heyl Royster's Governmental Practice put on a webinar that covered, among other things:

  • General Comments on Tort Immunity
  • Historic Interaction Between the Public Duty Rule and Tort Immunity
  • The East Joliet Fire Case and its Impact
  • Practical Take-Aways in Light of the Abolition of the Public Duty Rule