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  • John D. Cooney: Lawsuits aren’t abused

    The following letter to the editor by ITLA President John D. Cooney appeared in the Belleville News-Democrat on Saturday, October 11, 2014, in response to an attack on the civil justice system.   Lawsuits aren’t abused October 11, 2014  More than 70 percent of lawsuits in Illinois are filed by businesses suing businesses for money. The […]

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  • I-LAW’s Annual “Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week” is Based on Debunked Claims and Bogus Studies

    Medical Malpractice and Other Civil Lawsuits Are In Fact Steadily Declining in Illinois Statement by John D. Cooney, President Illinois Trial Lawyers Association   Just as leaves fall from the trees in October, we can count on a well-funded front group for tobacco, big oil, insurance and pharmaceutical companies each year at this time to […]

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  • Governor Quinn Signs HB 5512 into law

    On Tuesday, August 26, Governor Pat Quinn signed HB 5512 into law. It is now Public Act 98-1077. Public Act 98-1077 extends filing time for persons who are not under a legal disability when a cause of action accrues, but who become legally disabled before the statute of limitations expires. HB 5512 was sponsored in […]

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  • Governor Quinn Signs HB 5575 into law

    On Friday, August 15, Governor Pat Quinn signed HB 5575 into law. HB 5575 – This bill raises the limits for the right to reject arbitration awards under underinsured/uninsured motorist insurance policies by 50%. The old limits were 50k/100k and are now raised to 75k/150k. HB 5575 was sponsored in the House by Representatives Mike […]

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  • Joint statement by the Illinois AFL-CIO and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association

    By Michael T. Carrigan, President, Illinois AFL-CIO and John D. Cooney, President, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association   The workers’ compensation reforms enacted by the legislature and signed by Governor Quinn in 2011 have undoubtedly had their intended impact: to reduce workers’ compensation costs for Illinois employers. The suggested 5.5 percent cut in premiums bring the […]

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