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.

Capital City Office
215 E. Adams St.
Springfield, IL 62701
Chicago Office
300 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60606
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