Another Failed Attempt At Ill. Tort Reform

Law360, New York (February 24, 2010, 5:31 PM EST) -- On Feb. 4, 2010, for the third time in the last 30 years of Illinois legislative tort reform efforts, the Illinois Supreme Court has thrown out the most recent reform statute, Public Act 94-677, as unconstitutional.

In Lebron v. Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, -- N.E.2d --, 2010 WL 375190 (Ill. 2010), the court declared the health care reform statute constitutionally unenforceable since its limitation on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice actions ($500,000 for doctors and $1,000,000 for hospitals) violated the separation of powers doctrine by encroaching on...
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