People Can Now Sue Illinois For Much More Money in Damages Thanks to Raised Damages Cap

People Can Now Sue Illinois For Much More Money in Damages Thanks to Raised Damages Cap

ILLINOIS (RFD) — After the deaths of 14 residents at a veteran’s home in Quincy a new state law will allow people to sue the state for millions in damages. The cap on damages that can be sought in the Illinois Court of Claims was set at $100,000 but now is two million. Lawmakers approved the increase after Republican Governor Bruce Rauner vetoed a previous bill. He preferred the cap to set at $300,000. Republican Rep. Peter Breen agreed and says the state may not be able to afford to settle for more money.

The old cap was set more than 45 years ago and hadn’t been raised since.