Illinois Supreme Court Reverses 5th District Appellate Court on Interstate Forum Non Conveniens


In a recent decision, the Illinois Supreme Court reaffirmed the relevant private and public interest factors to be considered by an Illinois circuit court in deciding a Motion to Dismiss on the basis of the forum non conveniens doctrine. Of particular note was the Court's reminder and directive that proper trial court consideration of such a motion requires balancing of all of the private and public interest factors.

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