Issue: Under Illinois law, what is the definition of harmless error?
|Area of Law:||Litigation Practice & Procedure, Litigation Practice and Procedure|
|Keywords:||; Harmless Error; Evidence; Cumulative|
"An error may be harmless if it did not contribute to the outcome of an action, if overwhelming evidence supports the order of the trial court, or if the error pertained to evidence that was merely cumulative or corroborative of other evidence." In re Kenneth F., 332 Ill. App. 3d 674, 680 (2002).
In re M.B.E., No. 3-15-0392, 2016.IL.0000230 (Ill. Ct. App. Feb. 2, 2016) (VersusLaw).
Date: March 1, 2016