Michael Sever Shares Insights on the Impact of Legislation on Claims Against Dissolved Corporations in the IDC Quarterly

Michael Sever discussed a recent change to Illinois law that alters the effectiveness of the leading Illinois Supreme Court case with regard to the viability of claims against dissolved corporations in the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel (IDC) Quarterly.

The article, “Schrödinger’s Case Law: The Life and Death of Claims Against Dissolved Corporations,” explains the inconsistency between a leading Illinois Supreme Court decision and an Illinois statute.

Michael states that, “Illinois now finds itself in a situation where the Illinois Supreme Court has said certain claims against dissolved corporations cannot proceed, but the Illinois General Assembly has said those same claims can proceed. This contradiction is only now being tested in court.”

A partner in the firm, Michael concentrates his practice in commercial litigation, construction litigation, casualty litigation, subrogation, products liability and professional liability defense. He has represented companies and professionals in areas involving construction negligence, contract enforcement, trucking accidents, premises liability and personal injury defense.

The Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel is a community of defense attorneys, dedicated to improving the judicial system and the practice of law. The counsel publishes the award-winning IDC Quarterly, a scholarly legal journal featuring columns on current tort topics and matters of interest to the defense bar.