Dowd v. Berndtson

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2012 IL App (1st) 122376
Decision Date: 
December 21, 2012
District: 
1st Dist.
Division/County: 
Cook Co.,6th Div.
Justice: 
R. GORDON
Holding: 
Affirmed.
Court properly denied Defendant attorneys' forum non conveniens motion to transfer legal malpractice case from Cook County to Du Page County. Court found that private interest factors did not strongly favor a transfer, as documents could be easily transported; and found that public interest factors did not weigh strongly in favor of transfer, as underlying dissolution proceeding was recorded in Cook County, and Defendants worked or resided there; and cases proceed to verdict faster in Cook County, though it was a more congested forum. b(LAMPKIN and HALL, concurring.)