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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Rauner Attack on Trial Lawyers, Supreme Court Unwarranted

Illinois news has recently been littered with incendiary comments from our newly elected Governor aimed at trial lawyers, injury victims, and the Illinois Supreme Court.  It seems that Governor Rauner feels personal injury lawyers as well as the innocent victims they represent our clogging our court system, causing businesses to leave the state, and harming our economy.  With respect to the Supreme Court, Governor Rauner is extremely blunt in stating that its justices simply cannot be trusted.

What truly cannot be trusted is our Governor's version of reality.  

The facts are as follows.  Fact 1: the overwhelming majority of lawsuits filed in this state are by businesses suing other businesses.  Fact 2: decreasing citizens' access to the court system and ability to recover for severe injuries benefits big business and insurance companies, and no one else.  Fact 3: Illinois Supreme Court justices are elected. Therefore, the check on their ability to be "trusted", is your ability to vote them off the bench if their integrity comes into question.

Anyone who has ever been victim of serious injury, medical malpractice, or a workplace accident knows that our court system and injury lawyers are vital to obtaining justice.  It would be absurd to suggest that a corporation should be ensured complete access to the justice system but an injured person should be faced with caps on the damages they can recover, immunities that bar them from filing suit, or a plethora of other obstacles.  However, this scenario is exactly what the head of the Illinois executive branch is peddling.  

Don't be fooled by empty rhetoric void of facts.  The right to pursue justice in court is vital to all of us and need be protected at all costs.

 


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