Pendergast v. Meade Electric Company, Inc.

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2013 IL App (1st) 121317
Decision Date: 
August 27, 2013
District: 
1st Dist.
Division/County: 
Cook Co., 2d Div.
Justice: 
CONNORS
Holding: 
Affirmed.
Wrongful death and survival action, for fatal car accident in Kendall County, was refiled in Cook County. Passenger filed negligence action in Kendall County, then refiled in Cook County. Court properly balanced private and public interest factors in denying Defendants' motion to transfer case on grounds of forum non conveniens. Defendants failed to demonstrate that Kendall County is more convenient to all parties. As case involves products liability claims, location of accident is less significant as defective products in stream of commerce can affect residents of many counties. (QUINN and SIMON, concurring.)