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What's Happening at IDC
 
IDC was asked to respond to letters from ITLA concerning the conduct of discovery during the COVID-19 crisis. While we agree that parties should work together to avoid disruption of the progress of cases during this crisis, we do not agree with the proposals made by ITLA.
Here Is Our Response
HB5769 would impose liability on employers for injuries to employees and independent contractors for the failure of an employer to provide PPE sufficient to protect against any disaster proclamation. The bill allows for treble damages, punitive damages, and attorneys' fees. IDC opposes this legislation and has drafted a statement of opposition.
IDC Statement of Opposition
Even after the Prison Litigation Reform Act was passed to reduce the number of frivolous lawsuits filed by incarcerated individuals, prison litigation remains a prevalent and pervasive reality for many. Among prisoners, medical treatment remains a major source of litigation, to the chagrin of many state officials and private healthcare providers. Under the Eighth Amendment “deliberate indifference” standard, however, plaintiffs face an uphill battle to prove that their medical care, or lack thereof, amounted to a constitutional violation. Plaintiffs must show not only that they suffered a serious medical condition or risk, but that state officials or healthcare providers actually knew of that condition or risk, and consciously disregarded it. Estelle v. Gamble, 429 U.S. 97, 104 (1977)....
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IDC gives voice to our shared values in order to shape our legal system. Whether it be through amicus briefs, Defense Updates, Position Statements, our Legislative Watch, Advocacy Letters, judicial receptions or our PAC, the IDC is the Voice of the Defense Bar in Illinois.

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