Torts — proximate trigger

If a defendant has allegedly negligently created a condition that resulted in injury or damage, he cannot be regarded as the immediate cause of that injury if it depends on an intervening and unforeseeable act by a third party. The District Court of Appeals upheld the decision of Cook County Circuit Judge James N. O’Hara. On March 20, 2009, Empress Casino, a riverboat casino in Joliet owned by Empress Casino Joliet Corporation (Empress), burned down when a fire broke out during renovations. The fire started …

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