Hidden 'tort tax' from heavy lawsuit activity costing Chicago area residents $800 each, every year, new report says
The pain from lawsuits in Illinois isn’t limited to the purses of the companies that get sued, but is spread to the pocketbooks of every state resident, a new report said, estimating the state’s high level of litigious activity costs the average Chicago area resident $811 each, every year.
IL appeals decision upholding $1.3M legal fees vs nursing home could set precedent, spark call for reform
An Illinois appeals court has allowed a group of plaintiffs lawyers to tack $1.3 million on to a $4.1 million verdict against a nursing home. And the decision sets the stage for fights over whether the decision should be treated as precedent, and whether the "outdated" law which allowed the decision needs to be updated to reflect the current legal environment in Illinois.