Blake v. Colfax Corp.

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2013 IL App (1st) 122987
Decision Date: 
June 21, 2013
District: 
1st Dist.
Division/County: 
Cook Co., 6th Div.
Justice: 
LAMPKIN
Holding: 
Affirmed.
Court properly denied Defendants' forum non conveniens motion to transfer motor vehicle accident case filed in Cook County to Will or DuPage Co. Collision occurred in Will County, where Plaintiffs reside. Office of Defendant company and its driver was in Chicago, where one Plaintiff worked. Public interest factors favored Will County, but private interest factors favored Cook County, as Plaintiffs' chosen forum and Plaintiff's affidavit stated that Daley Center was substantially more convenient; and Daley Center was close to offices of both counsel. (HALL and REYES, concurring.)