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Illinois Bar Journal
Articles on Venue

Court highlights tension between improper venue and forum non conveniens June 2012 Illinois Law Update, Page 292 On March 30, 2012, the Illinois Appellate court, while upholding the trial court’s decision to dismiss the case, underscored the idea that a case cannot be dismissed both for improper venue and for forum non conveniens.
Review of venue-transfer motions: the supreme court speaks By Helen W. Gunnarsson December 2005 Lawpulse, Page 614 Trial courts deserve deference on questions of fact but not law, the high court ruled.
Proper Review of Improper-Venue Rulings By Anthony J. Longo December 2004 Article, Page 638 When should reviewing courts defer to trial court rulings on transfer-of-venue motions? This author offers his analysis.
Dawdy and the Future of Intrastate Forum Non Conveniens in Illinois By Jill E. Adams May 2004 Article, Page 246 In Dawdy, the court ruled that a "forum shopping" paintiff deserves little deference. Will the decision lead to a rise in forum non conveniens litigation?
Venue will be transferred to an adjacent county under the doctrine of forum non conveniens when the balance of private and public interest factors strongly favors the transfer. November 2003 Illinois Law Update, Page 550 On August 21, 2003, the Illinois Supreme Court reversed the judgments of the appellate and circuit courts denying the defendants' motion to transfer the action under the doctrine of forum non conveniens.
Breathing new life into forum non conveniens? By Helen W. Gunnarsson October 2003 Lawpulse, Page 486 A new supreme court case may signal a new willingness to police forum shopping, legal scholars say.
Illinois’ Evolving Doctrine of Intrastate Forum Non Conveniens By Kristen M. Smith December 2002 Article, Page 638 Courts have been generous in granting change of venue requests, but will the new supreme court take a different tack?
Trial venue proper when trial held where investigation occurred that was necessary to establish materiality of defendant’s statements October 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 512 On August 8, 2002, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed the defendant's conviction for making false statements to federal officers in violation of 18 USC § 1001.