§ 0.01 Short title
§ 1 This Act applies to causes of action arising on or after March 1, …
§ 2 Right of Contribution
§ 3 Amount of Contribution
§ 3.5 Contribution against the plaintiff’s employer
§ 4 Rights of Plaintiff Unaffected
§ 5 Enforcement

Terms Used In Illinois Compiled Statutes > 740 ILCS 100

  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.