Legal Memorandum: Definition of harmless Error

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
Jurisdiction: Illinois
Cited Cases: None
Cited Statutes: None
Date: 03/01/2016

"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

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