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December 22, 2014

WSJ Swipes at “America’s Worst Governor” for Last Minute Gifts to the Plaintiffs’ Bar

“Illinois voters booted Governor Pat Quinn in November, but America’s worst Governor isn’t leaving without handing one more windfall to his pals in the plaintiffs bar,” writes the Wall Street Journal editorial board. “Last week he signed a pair of bills passed by the Democratic lame-duck legislature to end the statute of limitations on asbestos lawsuits and cut the number of jurors on civil cases in half.” The editorial notes the bills’ impact on Illinois’ already-abusive lawsuit climate, especially Madison County.

“According to the Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform,” continues the editorial, “99% of the cases currently filed in Madison County had plaintiffs from outside the county and 90% weren’t from Illinois.”

Read the full editorial here.

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