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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.

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