Lawsuit Reform: Venue Reform
Currently, lawsuits can be filed in a county even if the plaintiff or defendant doesn’t reside in that county. Legislation is needed to make it more difficult for plaintiffs to “venue shop.”
- Can only sue corporations, associations and partnerships where the entity has an office, as opposed to where the entity has an office or does business.
- A lawsuit must be dismissed for lack of venue if there is not a defendant who is an Illinois residentand the transaction or cause of action did not occur in Illinois.
- Deletes the provision that an action against an insurance company may be brought in the county in which a plaintiff resides.