Posts tagged Forum Non Conveniens.

Analyzes Illinois Appellate ruling denying improper venue and forum non conveniens in case where co-defendant was dismissed after time required to appear


Illinois Appellate Court says place of injury is most significant factor in weighing public interest factors for venue transfers


In general, Illinois law requires that a lawsuit be commenced “(1) in the county of residence of any defendant who is joined in good faith and with probable cause for the purpose of obtaining a judgment against him or her and not solely for the purpose of fixing venue in that county, or (2) in the county in which the transaction or some part thereof occurred out of which the cause of action arose.” 735 ILCS 5/2-101. For venue purposes, the residence of a corporation, such as a hospital, is in the county where it has any office or is doing business. 735 ILCS 5/2-102. Because hospitals ...

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