Update (5/26/2015): Sen. Radogno has filed S.B. 884, Governor Rauner's Lawsuit Reform proposals detailed below. Click here to monitor the bill's status.

Illinois has one of the worst lawsuit climates in the nation, ranking 46th out of all 50 states. Illinois has two of the top five counties in America named as "judicial hellholes" by the American Tort Reform Association based on lawsuits filed and size of awards. Ninety percent of plaintiffs who file in Madison County come from outside Illinois If we are to grow our economy again, we need commonsense reforms to restore sanity to our courts.

 

Venue Reform

Currently, lawsuits can be filed in a county even if the plaintiff or defendant doesn't reside in that county...

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Restore Jury Composition

Senate Bill 3075 was a Trial Lawyers' initiative passed during the 98th General Assembly's veto session and signed into law as PA 98-1132...

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Joint and Several Liability Reform

Current law allows for trial lawyers to target deep-pocketed defendants, even if other defendants bear responsibility...

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Truth in Medical Expense Awards

Currently, Illinois law allows for the introduction of any medical expense billed when determining damages...

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