On Sept. 21, 2020, the Third District of the Illinois Appellate Court held that a trial court has discretion to dismiss a medical malpractice case without prejudice for untimely filing an affidavit required under 735 ILCS 5/2-622 of the Code of Civil Procedure.
On April 28, 2020, the Second District Appellate Court held that interest did not begin to accrue on a $1.5 million general jury verdict until the appellate court reversed the circuit court’s overturning of the general verdict.
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.
The Illinois Code of Civil Procedure allows for service of process on "any agent" of a corporate defendant. But for plaintiffs, determining which employees are "agents" is not as simple as it may seem.
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.