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Legislative Alert: Illinois Governor Signs Legislation Reducing Size of Civil Juries

December 12, 2014

By: Mark D. Hansen

On December 19, 2014, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law Public Act 098-1132, reducing the number of jurors in civil cases from 12 to 6. Previously, the parties in a civil case were entitled to demand trial by a jury of 12. The new law will become effective on June 1, 2015. In cases filed before June 1, the parties will still be entitled to a jury of 12. Please contact our attorneys if you have any questions or would like further information about the impact of this significant change in the law.

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