HeplerBroom Partner Steve Kaufmann obtains change of venue from the 5th District
Springfield partner, Steve Kaufmann, prevailed in an appeal in the Appellate Court of Illinois, Fifth District regarding a change of venue which had been denied by the trial court. In Clark, et al. v. Tosh Pork, et al., 2015 IL App (5th) 150119, the Appellate Court held that the trial court had abused its discretion in denying the defendants’ motion to transfer venue based on the doctrine of forum non conveniens. The Plaintiffs claim a temporary nuisance related to the operation of a concentrated animal feeding operation (“CAFO”) in Montgomery County, Illinois.