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Several new educational articles, based upon real-life cases, are now available free from Clifford Law Offices. An example, 'Willful, Wanton Conduct and Governmental Immunity', is included in abstract form in this release.

We are providing useful free legal information to the public because we think this helps people understand their options under the law

New attorney articles are now available from Chicago-based Clifford Law Offices. These legal articles are based upon real-life cases, and are free to the public for educational purposes. An example abstract:

Willful, Wanton Conduct and Governmental Immunity
By Robert A. Clifford

Ryan Murray was an eighth-grader at Bryn Mawr Elementary School on Chicago's Southeast Side. The chubby 13-year-old signed up for an extracurricular tumbling class during lunch period in the school's main building with an instructor hired by the Chicago Board of Education from Chicago Youth Centers.

One of the pieces of equipment used was a mini-trampoline that had been purchased by the board. In December 1992, Ryan took his turn jumping on the mini-trampoline that had been set in place by the instructor, James Collins. Collins did not require spotters while others were jumping, and the plaintiff's expert indicated that the padding for such exercises was insufficient.

At the end of the class, the instructor allowed free time for the students to do whatever they wanted, without instruction or guidance. Ryan jumped off the mini-trampoline into the air, attempting to perform a flip, and landed on his upper chest and neck, partially on the mat and partially on the gym floor. He sustained injuries that rendered him a quadriplegic.

Was this willful and wanton conduct? What about governmental immunity? Click here to see the full article

"We are providing useful free legal information to the public because we think this helps people understand their options under the law", says Robert A Clifford, Founder.

The original articles are also available at
Chicago Law Bulletin website

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