State/Prov.  : Illinois

Case name    : Cooney v. Rossiter

Case #          : No. 1–10–2129, August 10, 2012

Court             : Illinois Appellate Court, First District, Fifth Division

Reviewed by : Laura Morgan

Main issue     : Procedure

Court appointed psychiatrist in a child custody proceeding was absolutely immune from a lawsuit brought by mother, grandmother and grandfather who alleged psychiatrist intentionally caused plaintiffs emotional distress by engaging in misconduct during custody proceedings, where psychologist was acting at the court’s direction, and all of the alleged misconduct occurred within the course of psychiatrist’s court‑appointed duties.

Cooney v. Rossiter

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