On Dec. 28, 2018, the plaintiff filed a wrongful-death and survival action against a social worker and her employer hospital, alleging negligent care led to his father's death by suicide six days after the social worker visited him.
The Code of Civil Procedure is amended to no longer require pleadings, affidavits, or other documents filed in any court of Illinois to be sworn before an authorized person as long as it is certified in accordance with section 1-109's verification by certification requirements.
On May 29, 2018, the Third District Appellate Court of Illinois denied a defendant's motion to dismiss for noncompliance with the Illinois Code of Civil Procedure's section 205, stating timely requirements and untimely limitations.
Plaintiffs successfully challenged the Cook County Circuit Court Clerk's interpretation of 705 ILCS 105/27.2a(g)(2) after being charged filing fees when petitioning to vacate a dismissal for want of prosecution.
The Illinois Court of Claims adopted amendments to Court of Claims Regulations that improve its procedures for handling monetary or property claims against the State. 74 Ill. Adm. Code 790. (eff. Apr. 29, 2016).
For plaintiffs who need to identify defendants before suing for damages - or, perhaps, hope to "out" or shame them - Illinois Supreme Court Rule 224 can be an option. But despite a few decisions interpreting the rule, the law remains uncertain.