SPRINGFIELD — Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed legislation Friday enabling for plaintiffs to acquire pretrial interest on income awarded in some lawsuits, just after vetoing a former version of the provision in March.
An amendment to Senate Bill 72, launched by Rep. Jay Hoffman, a Swansea Democrat, grants 6% pretrial fascination on dollars awarded to plaintiffs in private damage and wrongful-dying lawsuits in civil court docket.
Hospitals and health treatment providers are typical defendants in these conditions.
Prior to the passage of the laws, plaintiffs been given only 9% fascination put up-judgment in Illinois. That would be fascination accrued on the