Law360, New York (January 15, 2013, 12:51 PM EST) -- During 2012, the Illinois Supreme Court filed 71 written opinions, 39 in civil cases. Although the total opinion output was down somewhat from recent years, this represents the court's highest number of civil decisions since 2009.
All in all, 2012 was a reasonably good year at the court for the business defense bar. With a few notable exceptions we'll review below, the court turned back attempts to expand the scope of several torts and strengthened trial courts' power to control abusive practices. The court gave expansive interpretations to government immunities and rejected an attempt to create long-tail liabilities for dissolved corporations....
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