The cutting edge of probate litigation: Bystander Struck By Flying Body May Sue Dead Man’s Estate, Appeals Court SaysRead Now
This firm is clearly not tackling avant guarde issues in probate litigation, as demonstrated by this article in the Chicago Tribune. According to the story, a man died when struck by an express Amtrak train in 2008. Unfortunately a piece of his body also struck another woman during the accident.
The woman hit by his flying body parts is now suing the dead man's estate.
And apparently, she has a case. The Illinois Court of Appeals recently overturned the trial court opinion dismissing the suit. The injuries the plaintiff suffered were, according to the appellate court, a reasonably foreseeable result of the dead defendant's actions.
The ABA has published a quick write-up of the story here.
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