Wingert v. Hradisky

Illinois state law allows family members of people who overdose to sue anyone within a given geographic area who sold or distributed the same kind of drug. Illinois Supreme Court: It violates due process for a plaintiff to recover a lot of money from a person who had no connection at all to the drug user. Dissent: Although the law “pushes the boundary of civil liability by dispensing with traditional notions of causation,” we’re meant to be more deferential to the legislature under the rational basis test.

Tags: 2019, Deference, Due Process, Rational Basis Test, Supreme Court of Illinois

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