Illinois courts have been turned into a dumping ground for junk lawsuits filed by some greedy personal injury lawyers who look to strike it rich playing the "lawsuit lottery." Lawsuit abuse is costing everyone in Illinois - hurting workers and their families, costing taxpayers money, and making our state a laughingstock of the nation.
Judges can play an important role in stopping lawsuit abuse in Illinois, but just recently, four justices on the Illinois Supreme Court voted to overturn a bipartisan, common sense package of reforms designed to decrease the number of frivolous lawsuits filed against doctors in Illinois. These reforms were passed by a bipartisan supermajority of the Illinois General Assembly as a response to the flood of doctors who were fleeing our state due to skyrocketing medical malpractice insurance rates that resulted from the high number of frivolous lawsuits filed in Illinois. Unfortunately, four justices on the state Supreme Court overturned the will of the people and a supermajority of the legislature, and now access to quality healthcare is once again at risk for families all across the state. These four activist justices showed us that good judges matter, and this November, three of those justices will be running for retention. Become informed about these justices and all judges on the ballot, and be sure to vote in all judicial elections on your ballot this November.
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